Easy Baked Potato Soup Recipe
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Easy Baked Potato Soup Recipe

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I came up with this comforting soup when I was crunched for time and wanted to use up leftover baked potatoes. Since then, it has become a mealtime staple. Its wonderful aroma always gets cheers from my husband when he arrives home from work. —Julie Smithouser, Colorado Springs, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 medium baking potatoes, baked
  • 5 bacon strips, diced
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of potato soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cheddar cheese soup, undiluted
  • 3-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash Liquid Smoke, optional
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • Shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 261 calories, 16 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 618 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.

Directions

  1. Peel and dice the baked potatoes; set aside. In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels. Drain, reserving 1-1/2 teaspoons drippings.
  2. Add the soups, milk, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, pepper, Liquid Smoke if desired and reserved potatoes to the drippings.
  3. Cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Stir in sour cream; cook for 1-2 minutes or until heated through (do not boil). Garnish with cheddar cheese and bacon. Yield: 10 servings (2-1/2 quarts).
Originally published as Easy Baked Potato Soup in Quick Cooking January/February 2003, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 261 calories, 16 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 618 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.

Reviews for Easy Baked Potato Soup

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Reviewed Jan. 22, 2014

This soup is absolutely delicious! I, too, added some bacon in the soup and saved some for the garnish. We love our bacon! I think this soup has as much flavor if not more than some restaurant potato soups! Will definitely make again!

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Reviewed Jan. 17, 2014

Very easy to make and most of the ingredients are the kind that people often have on hand. I added the bacon to the soup toward the end of the cooking time and saved a few crumbles for the top garnish. I may tinker with this next time by adding some chives and maybe trying to make a white sauce with sharp cheddar cheese added rather than using the cheddar soup. There was a hint of a "processed" cheddar taste that I wasn't wild about and this might also reduce the sodium level as well. A little liquid smoke goes a long way; I heated the soup on low about an extra ten minutes to let the flavors blend a little more and it helped. I will definitely make this again!

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Reviewed Dec. 18, 2013

This soup was great and easy to make. I bought real bacon pieces and added them to the soup and then added more on top with the cheese. It was delicious!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2013

Made this for dinner tonight, and it lived up to the earlier reviews. Easy and tasty.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2013

Great easy recipe for potato soup! I usually leave out the Worcestershire sauce and the liquid smoke... The bacon gives it enough of a smoky flavor for us. Great dinner served with a salad!

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