Baked Potato soup is a favorite of mine! I love the taste and comfort from this homemade soup. I’ve tried so many recipes. Some of them were too watery- or too thick. And honestly I don’t mind mashed potato style but my family argues with me that it’s not really soup. This recipe that I modified from a friend is the perfect texture for me. There are a few lumps (which you come get rid of while mashing) but it still has the perfect soup consistency.
And with all the delicious toppings from a regular baked potato my kids are excited when this is on the menu. Well, except for my 3rd son. He has aversion to all soups. To help the poor kid out I usually make rolls too. Or salad. If it’s been a crazy day and there just wasn’t time to make rolls I will heat up some frozen rolls from Sam’s Club. Sister Scubert rolls. Seriously amazing for rolls that take 10 minutes to heat up.
Now that it’s starting to cool off (like we are in the 60’s and 70’s some mornings) I’m ready to start craving soups. Don’t get me wrong, I love the fall in Arizona. But this soup tastes especially wonderful when it’s cold outside.
- 6 slices of bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 5 lbs of russet potatoes
- 3 1/2 t salt
- 1 c sour cream (more if you want to top your soup with more)
- 2 sticks of butter
- 3 cups of milk
- 1/2 t black pepper
- scallions, thinly sliced
- 3/4 c cheddar cheese
- Cook the bacon over medium heat in a medium skillet.
- Transfer to plate with a paper plate when cooked.
- Peel, rinse, and cube the potatoes; place in a large pot with water to cover.
- Add 2 teaspoons of salt to the pot; bring to a boil and simmer until the potatoes are very soft.
- Drain potatoes, discard water.
- Mash potatoes with masher.
- Add sour cream and butter and stir to melt.
- Add milk and pepper and remaining salt and bring soup back to simmer.
- Serve with toppings.
- You can use real bacon bits if you are pressed for time.
This recipe makes quite a bit which suits me just fine. I love leftovers for lunch the next day. And my second son can eat bowls of this soup! I’m sure your family will love it’s great flavor. And I love serving meals with less meat to help keep my budget in check. I love that potatoes are so filling and so cheap.
Don’t forget to pin this recipe so you can make it for your family again. I’m sure it will become a new favorite.