Loaded Baked Potato Soup Recipe
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Loaded Baked Potato Soup Recipe

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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
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 212 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 723mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.


  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.
Originally published as Baked Potato Soup in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2008, p7

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ebramkamp User ID: 702841 105922
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."

Herbbarb User ID: 6309067 173586
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 !!"

di50lem User ID: 7745889 160518
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?"

Vandyvic User ID: 7667607 175016
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."

fionasims User ID: 1691062 107568
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2014

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

tallent37865 User ID: 4260088 175286
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2014


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