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Baked Potato Cheddar Soup Recipe

Baked Potato Cheddar Soup Recipe

A few simple kitchen staples makes for an impressive soup. Use a better-quality yellow cheddar cheese; it adds greater depth of color and flavor to this dish. —Kristin Reynolds, Van Buren, Arkansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 large potatoes, baked, peeled and coarsely mashed (1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions, divided
  • Crumbled cooked bacon, optional


  • 1. In a large saucepan, whisk flour and milk until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in the potatoes, 1/3 cup cheese, salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • 2. Remove from the heat. Stir in sour cream and 1/4 cup onions until blended. Cover; cook over medium heat for 10-12 minutes or until heated through (do not boil). Garnish with remaining cheese and onions and, if desired, bacon. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups (calculated without bacon): 392 calories, 15g fat (10g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 469mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 3g fiber), 14g protein .

Reviews for Baked Potato Cheddar Soup

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I_Fortuna 237668
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2015

"Potato soup is naturally thick but I like the idea of making a roux with coconut oil used for cooking chopped yellow onions instead of a flour and milk mixture. Yellow onions add to the flavor and cooking the roux for about 3 minutes gets rid of the raw flour taste.

I also use sharp cheddar and add Parmesan cheese which builds on the cheese flavor. White pepper also disperses better for most foods. : )"

cbenne12 235465
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2015

"Completely bland. I will not be making this again. Even my husband who will eat anything agreed to just throw out the leftovers."

buschfan17 234033
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2015

"Great flavor. I used frozen southern hashbrowns to make this recipe even easier. Will make it again."

Kiki1972 233926
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2015

"It was wonderful and fast and easy to do awesome??????"

waprater 233561
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2015

"It has better flavor if you add the cheese so it melts and then put in real bacon bits, then before serving sprinkle with onions."

pajamaangel 221134
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2015

"I have to say I was not pleased with the outcome of this recipe. The consistency was way to thick to call this a soup. I think it would work better if you kept the potatoes cubed instead of coarsely mashing them. We had to add more milk and way more seasoning just to make this edible. Sadly disappointed."

MaceMcSquee 219713
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2015

"This was a big hit at our house. The only change I would make is to double the recipe next time for more leftovers!"

angieact1 218164
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2015

"I made this and it was well liked. I used less flour in mine."

SuSey22 169052
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2014

"after a crazy week , and a bitter cold snap w the first snow of the season I needed this soup!

Comfort all the way.....I did add some minced onions to the mashed potatoes( plus the scallions as directed) and 2 tsp. of chicken soup base for flavor & used a cheese mix ...very creamy & comforting!"

chris28304 149647
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2014

"I wouldn't go so far as to say this is the best potato soup I've ever had but it was good if you are in a hurry. I added additional shredded cheddar cheese, salt and pepper as well as a sprinkle of seasoned salt and garlic powder. I still felt that it was missing something though."

toothwarriorprincess 95099
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2014

"It was very good and really simple to make. Definitely will make it again."

porkbros 164230
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2014

"Yummy, and so easy. will make again"

AdrianneKathleen 122116
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2014

"My husband really enjoyed this, but I found it a touch bland. Will make it again and try to add something special to it."

Sandings185 76414
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2014

"How could you make this gluten free? Cornstarch instead of flour?"

tnewton649 165796
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2014

"It was great! I had been searching for a perfect potato soup and came across this recipe. I decided to chop my potatoes instead of mashing them. I will be definitely keeping this one. Everybody loved it."

jblatter 164228
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2013

"A cheesy potato soup recipe WITHOUT processed (Velveeta) stuff...YES!"

treconmom 164444
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2013

"Pretty good, after reading some of the reviews I decided to just chop my potatoes instead of mashing them. I will make again, it was kid approved."

justmbeth 122102
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2013

"Had a good flavor but thought it was too thick. It had the consistency of runny mashed potatoes."

Reviewed Feb. 26, 2013

"A few simple changes and this becomes a heart healthy recipe. Use fat free half-n-half, 2% cheese, low fat sour cream, canadian bacon & cut the salt to 1/4 tsp."

slug9000 150423
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2012

"I love this recipe and have been making it since I first saw it in the TOH magazine earlier this year. I don't peel or mash the potatoes; I just dice them. I use additional green onions, a little extra cheese, and smoked salt and pepper to add a bacon flavor. It's delicious, and my boyfriend asks me to make it all the time!"

Bbritton 67582
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2012

"We love this soup on a cold day."

Roxy756 163617
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2012

"Delicious and easy to make. Perfect for a cold day."

afoth73 169050
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2012

"This soup is thick and delicious!! My family's preference is for bacon right into the soup, it adds lots of flavor and texture. My 5 year old even ate a bowl that I thought he would never finish because it was a big helping but he ate every bite!! I will definitely be making this one often!!"

n2jzblue 95186
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2012

"Very good. Everyone loved it. I doubled the recipe and added more pepper."

gordonginna 164442
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2012

"I've made this many times since the Nov/Dec magazine. I've added ham, smoked sausage, even crab meat at different times. I've tweaked the amount of flour as I sometimes use cream or skim milk. This recipe is amazing!"

mirandalynnh 96265
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2012

"Make this now! Easy and delicious...I don't typically like potato soup, but this really worked for me."

tracy977 169044
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2012

"This was so easy to make and really yummy/filling. I didn't "mash" my potatoes and loved the texture of the small potato chunks in it."

lattemommy 208767
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2012

"My thirteen year old daughter made this for dinner. It was DELICIOUS! We used lighter ingredients and no bacon and all wanted it to go in our regular recipe rotation."

tamarachronister 164439
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2012

"Fantastic potato soup - should be on page 1 of the list of recipes. I actually found this recipe in the Dec/Jan 2012 TOH magazine!! I boiled red potatoes, skins on(wall all I had), and the only thing I added was a tad of chicken boullion - fabulous! Then I decided to get creative and used some leftover crumbled ground round. WOW - my husband, who claims to be a non-soup eater, scarf'd this down and loved it. Definitely a keeper. We live in cold country, and it's perfect for lunch or dinner. I have another pot of this on the stove as I write this!!!"

danid 76399
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

"Quick and easy and full of flavor. I microwaved my potatoes for about ten minutes and I used low-fat ingredients to lower the calories and you couldn't tell the difference. This is a keeper."

jillanglemyer 96261
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

"I made this for Christmas Eve, along with chicken noodle soup and beef and mushroom wild rice soup. The potato was the favorite soup."

aug2295 150422
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

"This was really easyand tasted great. I thought it was missing something though, but I'm not sure what..."

MY REVIEW 165794
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"This recipe alone is worth the price of the magazine! It is quick to make (especially when you bake the potatoes in a slow cooker), warm, cheesy, and comforting on a winter night. My sons either liked or tolerated it."

powellcou 150393
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2011

"Great, fast, and easy recipe. My young kids loved it and they don't even like potatoes."

Shirley298 149645
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2011

"We enjoyed this recipe. Goes together fast."

NancyHanks 95185
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2011

"Delicious and easy."

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