Loaded Potato Soup--And I Do Mean Loaded!

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by MidsummerNightSprite

Not for the faint of heart (or maybe it would make your heart faint)! This is a recipe I adapted from Paula Deen. It can be modified further to be a bit healthier but I wanted to get this tried and true version down.

Top Review by PaulaG

Nothing beats a nice warming bowl of soup on a cold day. I made half a recipe using sharp cheddar cheese. I used my immersion blender to break up the potatoes a little before serving and reserved a bit of the bacon to garnish along with the green onions. This was served as a meal with a tossed salad. Made for PAC Spring 2013.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In soup pot cook bacon til crispy, remove and set aside.
  2. Add chopped onion and potato to bacon fat, salt and pepper, and cook through.
  3. Stir in flour and cook 1-2 more minutes.
  4. Adjust heat to a low medium.
  5. Add half and half and milk all at once, stirring occassionally until hot.
  6. Add shredded cheese and stir until melted (I go one handful at a time cuz I've had weird things happen otherwise).
  7. Crumble bacon into bits and add back to soup.
  8. Garnish with green onions, cheese, and bacon.

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