Ultimate Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Loaded baked potato soup

Ultimate Loaded Baked Potato Soup with tender potato chunks, fresh sharp cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, and green onion for garnish!

Hey guys, guess what week it is? If you guessed Soup Week, YOU get a gold star! This week I will be sharing 5 of my most favorite delicious, mouth-watering soup recipes with you. The ones I’ll be sharing with you are crowd pleasers, the types of soup recipes that everybody loves!

First up? Ultimate Loaded Baked Potato Soup! Oh yes!

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I wish I could put into words how much I just adore this Ultimate Loaded Baked Potato Soup. I originally got the recipe from my sister-in-law a few years ago and it is supposed to be a copycat of Panera’s Baked Potato Soup. I don’t think it tastes like Panera’s version, I actually think it tastes better! 

Potatoes and soup define comfort food for me (and pasta and cheese too!), so when you combine them together, it’s like comfort food heaven! The best part about this recipe? It comes together fast, it’s easy, yet is so full of yummy baked potato goodness.

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I don’t know what you put on your loaded baked potato, but mine always has butter, sour cream, sharp cheddar cheese, chives, and crispy bacon. Guess what? This soup has ALL of those ingredients. I know some people prefer ham over bacon, so feel free to make that swap if you wish. 

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Not only will YOU enjoy this soup, but your kids will enjoy it too! If you’re looking for delicious soup recipes for fall and winter, look no further, this is a soup the whole family will enjoy!

*Note, this is a rather thick soup which is exactly the way I like it. If you want a thinner soup, add a little chicken broth to thin it out.

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Ultimate Loaded Baked Potato Soup

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Prep Time: 10mn
Cook Time: 25mn
Total Time: 35mn


  • 8 slices bacon cooked and crumbled (reserve about 2 tablespoons of crumbled bacon for garnish)
  • 11 tablespoons butter (about 2/3 cup)
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 7 cups milk ( I used a combo of whole milk and 1%, use whatever you have on hand)
  • 4-6 potatoes, baked peeled and cubed (I typically cook them in the microwave to speed the process along) 
  • 4 green onions, chopped plus additional for garnish
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded plus additional for garnish
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
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  1. In a large stock pot, melt butter over medium heat. When the butter has melted, whisk in flour and allow the mixture to cook for a few minutes.
  2. Slowly add in 7 cups of milk, 1 cup at a time, whisking really well between each cup.
  3. When all 7 cups of milk have been added, continue whisking until the mixture starts to thicken a bit.
  4. Add in cubed baked potatoes and green onions, then bring to a boil making sure to stir frequently.
  5. Reduce the heat to low, then stir in bacon, cheese, sour cream, salt and pepper.
  6. When the cheese has melted serve immediately. Garnish each bowl of soup with additional cheddar cheese, bacon crumbles, and chopped green onion.
  7. This recipe typically serves 4-6.

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  1. Tabitha Amanda

    Yum yum yum!!!!!! Can’t wait to try this, it’ll be on the dinner menu this week! :)

    • It’s one of my faves, I hope you like it! :)

      • Anonymous

        Do we know about how many serving this makes?

      • Anonymous

        Whats the yield ? How many servings is this recipe?

  2. Tessa Wood

    Yum!! Soups are my absolute favorite! I’m currently pregnant and it’s my number one craving. Especially soups loaded with veggies!! :)

  3. I think I’m in heaven. I am a soup and stew lover. I could have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner plus for a snack in between lol. I just *happen* to stumble onto this site and I’m so happy I did. I’ve already found several soups I’m going to copy and keep and will be making them plus more soon. I would love to find a good, rich and smooth Cheesy Creamy Broccoli Soup Recipe. A simple easy to make recipe. With a big slice of homemade buttered Cornbread on the side, yum yum. The two together makes for the perfect ending to a perfect day !!

    • Hi Sue, I actually do have a creamy, cheesy cream of broccoli soup. Here’s the link: [centercutcook.com] Thanks so much for being a fan, I’m so happy you found my site. :)

    • Britanie

      There is a velveta cheesy broccoli recipe that you may like, I use it for work all the time. It calls for three tablespoons onion ( I use red,) three tablespoons butter, 10 oz broccoli chopped and steamed, one can chicken broth, one cup milk, three tablespoons flour ( however I use cornstarch, it comes out thicker,) and I wanna say it calls for 8 oz of velveta but I suggest 12-14 for a single batch. I typically triple the recipe for work and use a whole 2 lbs block of velveta and add fresh chopped garlic and a little cheddar cheese when it’s all done for serving purposes. It comes out great and all of my customers love it!! Hope you like it. You’ll want to melt your butter then cook your onions and garlic until tender. Whisk in your flour or cornstarch and allow to cook for just a few minutes. Add your milk and chicken broth in parts mixing well between the two ending with the milk. I try to make sure it’s nice and hot before adding more of either liquid. Let that come to a light boil and add the broccoli and velveta. Once the cheese is melted its ready to go!

    • Rita Scarbro

      How do you make broccoli and cheese soup

  4. Sharon Bowman Markey

    This is on the menu as soon as I go to the store for more green onions…I can’t seem to keep them around! Thanks for sharing!

    • Lola

      put the roots of your green onion in a small short glass or what ever you have on hand with water and they will grow back very quickly! when the roots start to turn, buy new green onions and so the same ! I only have to buy them every month or so!

  5. Heidi Green

    what can I substitute for the bacon?? I would make this if I had a substitue

    • Feel free to just leave the bacon out Heidi Green, it’ll still be delicious without!

    • cindy

      ham, beef whatever you like just add a little extra salt

  6. sandie murdock

    Great recipe. Delicious.

  7. Sandi Tilbury Richards

    When I do the potatoes I scrub them before peeling then fry the peels in olive oil til crispy. Great garnish on soup. Really makes it taste like baked potato

    • Interesting, I don’t think I would have ever thought to do that. Great tip, thanks Sandi Tilbury Richards!

  8. A Bryant

    Very very thick
    Needs more flavor
    I added chicken broth for flavor and to thin it out

    • Thanks for the feedback, I appreciate it. It definitely is a thick soup which is exactly the way I like it. Adding chicken broth was a great option to thin it out. Between the sharp cheddar cheese and smokey bacon, I feel like this soup is full of flavor! So sorry you didn’t enjoy it quite as much as we did!

  9. Loralei Perozich

    I made this last week with turkey bacon and it was fabulous!

  10. JoAnn Wilbur Braddock

    I need this today as it is a rainy day here in the Blue Ridge Mountains in NC.Yummmm!

    • Suzie

      In the beautiful foothills of NC

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