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Loaded Baked Potato Soup Recipe

Loaded Baked Potato Soup Recipe

The only thing that beats the comforting flavor of this thick and hearty potato soup is possibly the idea that it simmers on its own all day in a slow cooker.—Barbara Bleigh, Colonial Heights, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 6 hours YIELD:10 servings


  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups water, divided
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1-1/2 cups mashed potato flakes
  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 green onions, sliced


  • 1. In a large skillet, saute onions in butter until tender. Stir in flour. Gradually stir in 1 cup water. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker.
  • 2. Add the broth, potatoes, potato flakes, bacon, pepper, salt, basil, thyme and remaining water. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until potatoes are tender. Stir in cream; heat through. Garnish with cheese and green onions. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 212 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 723 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 30, 2014

"After reading the reviews I decided to omit the potato flakes-I didn't have any either-and used two extra potatoes. This is a delicious and hearty soup. I added a small dollop of sour cream with the additional green onions and cheddar cheese on top when I served this soup."

Reviewed Oct. 13, 2014

"This recipe was great the only thing I think I would do different I would add little more potatoes. It was great !!"

Reviewed Apr. 2, 2014

"While I thought the soup was good, I did make a few changes to make it taste a little more homemade.I omitted the flakes and used 2 additional potatoes as well as using more cream and spices. Also it's not baked potato soup as the potatoes were never baked?"

Reviewed Feb. 20, 2014

"My husband said this was the best soup he's every eaten! My changes were to add 2 tsps. of minced garlic to sauté with onions and we all liked the cheese and green onions so we needed more than suggested for the toppings. My teen son also thought this was one of the best soups. I've started cooking soup once a week so they've had quite a few soups in the last couple of months."

Reviewed Feb. 17, 2014

"Family hit have been asked to make again good sign"

Reviewed Jan. 22, 2014


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