Easy Baked Potato Soup Recipe
- 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
- 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).
1 cup: 261 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 618mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.
Reviews for Easy Baked Potato Soup
"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!"
"Made this for dinner tonight, and it lived up to the earlier reviews. Easy and tasty."
"AWESOME..The whole family loved it!"
"This was so yummy if you like thick creamy soups!! Me and my husband love it!"
"Made this for the first time.......My family loved it! Served it with garlic bread......It was fantastic!! Doing this again and again!!"
"I love potato soup and this was a good one!"
"I made this to go with Sunday supper when my uncle came over to watch football. Everyone filled up on soup before the main course was served!"
"It wasn't nasty but we prefer the Cheeseburger Paradise soup and will stick with that."
"So simple & tasty...a new go to for our family"
"This was very easy to make; it was also the best potato soup I have eaten. It makes a lot, but leftovers are usually gone within a day or two."
"Loved this! I have made this a tradition with my family when it gets cold. We can't wait until the winter time of year when we can have baked potato soup again!"
"I make this soup a lot & consider it one of my best recipe finds. My whole family loves it. I usually use 5 large baking potatoes & with lots of cheddar cheese & at least a pound of bacon for topping."
"My family enjoyed it, but I thought it was a little too rich tasting."
"Very Good soup!"
"This is the best potato soup I've ever ate and so easy to make. I put the potatos in to bake and then start frying the bacon (I use a whole pound of thick peppered bacon 1/2 goes in soup, one half reserved for garnishing). Once I have added all the ingredients to the soup kettle, I start to heat it up. A few minutes longer and the baked potatoes are done. I cut them up while they are still very hot and add to the warm mixture and stir in sour cream. It is then hot enough to serve instantly. My family is crazy about this soup. I usually make it once or twice a month. A great and quick meal for unexpected, hungry guests."
"I used all 4 potatoes. Additionally I used a whole pound of thick sliced peppered bacon divided. I used 1/2 the bacon in the soup and saved the other half to garnish. For a little punch, garnish with pepper jack cheese. My adult kids LOVE this soup. They made me make it 3 times in one month and invited friends so there were no leftovers. I've shared it at least a half a dozen times!"
"It's our favorite potato soup recipe!! Delicious and easy to make!!!"
"This is a fantastic and simple potato soup. A few changes I made: 6-8 baking potatoes (we like it chunky), 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce, 1 tsp onion powder, 1/2 tsp white pepper. I plan on making this all through the winter! Thanks!!"
"soup was excellent! I made it the first time with the full 2 tsp. of garlic powder, WAY too overpowering. Second time cut garlic powder back to 1/2 tsp., and everyone was much more pleased! Very filling and yummy! "
"My husband and I love this soup. I made it with leftover ham instead of bacon, and it was really good."
"Thanks for sharing this great recipe. I tried it last night after my husband had day surgery and he really wanted some potato soup. We both loved it. TX Hashie"
"Okay, I chose to try this recipe as I was remembering how much I loved my Grandma's growing up. While I was making it, there were times it did not took extremely appealing. However, once I added the sour cream, and it was creamer with a beautiful color, I felt there was hope. This soup was awesome, and I will definately be making it again! The flavor was wonderful, and with the shredded cheddar and bacon (I added some to the soup as well), it was to die for!"
"This soup is so great and so easy to make! I also like this because as I'm making supper for the night I can bake the potatoes for the next night's supper at the same time so it puts me one step ahead for the next night's dinner! I like to make this soup on a Thursday so we have it for lunch and supper the next day too....especially in COLD Wisconsin! Thanks for the great recipes!"
"This recipe is so wonderful!! I made two minor changes: since I didn't have baked potatos on hand, I "baked" my potatoes in the microwave! Also, I am on a red-meat fast right now and decided to saute onion and garlic in olive oil, instead of using powders and bacon. This turned out to be a GREAT adjustment! Also, to get the wonderful smoked ham flavor, I used GOYA Ham Flavor Concentrate- it was really, really amazing!! What a fantastic recipe!!"