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


  • 3 to 4 medium baking potatoes, baked
  • 5 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged 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 cup: 261 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 618mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.


  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

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BGIdesigner User ID: 8818111 259121
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2017

"This soup is delicious! I took the advice of another reviewer and did not use the cheddar cheese soup, I used sharp shredded cheddar cheese instead. My husband and I both loved it."

JeffLaura2001 User ID: 5606486 230823
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2015

"Make this usually 2x per month. Family LOVES it! Works great in the crockpot. I like to make it ahead of time and put it in the refrigerator. Then put it in the crockpot for dinner."

pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 83885
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!"

recipehound54 User ID: 4246730 205329
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!"

Pattonjaj User ID: 7062992 116768
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!"

wmssquad User ID: 2540812 137406
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2013

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

valanddansmith User ID: 988113 44534
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!"

littlycabby User ID: 7101113 53733
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2013

"AWESOME..The whole family loved it!"

murrbry615 User ID: 6860702 53731
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2012

"This was so yummy if you like thick creamy soups!! Me and my husband love it!"

ebskinner1 User ID: 1377690 121903
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2012

"Made this for the first time.......My family loved it! Served it with garlic bread......It was fantastic!! Doing this again and again!!"

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