Loaded Potato Soup


Loaded Potato Soup


1/2 lb Bacon, diced

1 Onion, diced

5 large Potatoes, peeled and cubed

2 – 15oz cans Chicken Broth

3 Tablespoons Butter

3 Tablespoons Flour

1 1/2 cups Milk

3/4 cups Cheddar Cheese, shredded

1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper

Sour Cream for garnish


  1. In a large stock pot, cook bacon until crisp. Remove and set aside. Cook the onions in the bacon grease until tender left in the pot.
  2. Add the potatoes and chicken broth to the pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender. With a slotted spoon, remove about a cup of potatoes. Place in a bowl and mash with a fork. Set aside.
  3. In a small sauce pan, melt butter. Stir in flour and cook for 2 minutes on med-low. Whisk in milk, turn up the heat and bring to a boil. Simmer until thickened. Slowly stir in to stock pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer. Stir bowl of smashed potatoes back into pot.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese, three-fourths of the bacon to the pot. Add pepper. Stir to combine. Cook an additional 5 minutes.
  5. To serve, top with some shredded cheese, bacon and sour cream.