26 Reviews

Oh my goodness, Diana, this was sooooo good. I think this is better than Tomy Roma's. My husband and I really loved this rich, creamy, full of potatoes comforting soup. I used probably 1/2 c. chopped bacon as garnish. Thanks for posting this.

20 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
ratherbeswimmin' September 12, 2002

I thought this was really good. It was definitely quick and easy. I nuked the potatoes in the microwave because I was short on time and I didn't have chicken stock so I used chicken broth from a can. It made a great fast dinner that my kids gobbled down. Thanks

16 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
kat2 February 26, 2002

I made this soup for Sunday dinner and boy what a treat! So creamy & satisfying and had a good rich flavor. I also garnished with more bacon and sauteed the potatoes in a few tsp. of bacon drippings for just a few minutes with a touch of garlic before adding the other ingredients. Served this with nice crusty bread. My husband absolutely thought it was the best I have ever made "if people don't like this then they don't know what good food is". Thanks Diana, we will be making a lot this winter.

6 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
Just Cher October 01, 2002

This was very good. I didn't have any half and half so I used milk. My picky kids even asked for more. Thanks for sharing.

1 person found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
Punky Julster December 11, 2003

This soup is so yummy! I've been making it for years and it's brilliant as written. I've modified it over time: I add 3 cloves of garlic and 1 stalk of celery; I fry the bacon first and use the bacon grease instead of butter; I always add a few drops of Tabasco; And as per another reviewer's suggestion I add liquid smoke. Thanks so much for the recipe- my family adores it. Again, as written it is great, I've only altered it to reflect our personal taste.

0 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
alison.butler January 29, 2016

This recipe clone is from Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2 by Todd Wilbur: topsecretrecipes.com

0 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
M.Baca September 30, 2013

Over the years we have traded recipes back & forth, you've never steered me wrong...& this time you were right on the $. This soup ROCKS! the blend of seasonings added to the soup base with it's thick creamy texture makes this the Perfect Comfort food. It's like snuggling up on the couch with a blanket. Thanks for the great recipe.

0 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
Iron Bloomers September 13, 2013

I have been using this recipe for years. It is one of my favorite economical comfort go to meals. I have used fat free half and half with equally good results. (Always looking to shave a few calories). Also, as noted by others, microwave the potatoes to save time. Try it, you'll like it!

0 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
Opelmo60 February 28, 2013

This is a wonderful soup~a bowl of warm comfort on a cold winters night!
I followed direction accordingly, I did switch up Vegetable Broth for the Chicken Broth, as that was in stock.
Please don't skip the instant mashed potatoes, it really helps to thicken the "foundation" of this soup.
After all ingredients were added, I then took a manual masher to the potato chunks, and mashed a bit, and left some chunks for a great texture.
I also added (belive it or not, it was awesome) a 1/2 t liquid smoke to this recipe, gave it a smoky depth that was just a hint of "hmmmm, what is that flavor?!!"
Another "go to" recipe from you Di, thank you thank you!

0 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
MaMere February 27, 2013

I'm new to the world of Baked Potato soup but not Potato soups in general. This is an excellent soup! I made as directed except for using about 3 cups of mashed potatoes instead of the instant flakes. I guesstimated the the amount assuming that the instant flakes would double in volume. Once the potatoes are baked this is a very fast and easy recipe as well as being totally yummy! Thanks for sharing.

0 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
K9 Owned February 11, 2013
TSR Version of Tony Roma's Baked Potato Soup by Todd Wilbur