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Quick Baked Potato Soup

"A good friend who runs a bed-and-breakfast game me this creamy potato soup recipe that's become a winter favorite," recalls Kristi Teague of Southside, Tennessee. "A dash of hot sauce a little basil give it special flavor."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4-5 servings


  • 3 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 large potatoes, baked, peeled and cubed (about 2 cups)
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Minced fresh parsley


  • In a large saucepan, cook bacon until crisp. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. Set bacon aside. Saute onion and garlic in the drippings until tender. Stir in flour, salt, basil and pepper. Gradually add broth. Bring to boil; boil and stir for 2 minutes. Add the potatoes, cream and hot pepper sauce; heat through but do not boil. Garnish with bacon, cheese and parsley.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 290 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 1166mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.

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  • jillbayne
    Feb 2, 2016

    We had some left-over baked potatoes to use up - I found this recipe and my husband loves it. It's not too thick, has a nice amount of spice.

  • Tia0179
    Nov 21, 2013

    This was amazing. I accidentally grabbed beef broth instead of chicken and didn't realize until a full cup was in so I just went with it....absolutely delicious!

  • WS1757
    Aug 22, 2013

    This is literally THE best Potato Soup I have ever had. & I have tried it at many places! Love! Love! Love! I use more bacon & a lil more flour (i like this soup thick). AMAZING!

  • Mamakasey
    Oct 7, 2012

    This soup hits the spot on a cold day! Easy to make. The only thing I do differently is add more bacon!

  • bylaw
    Nov 28, 2011

    This hit the spot on a cold rainy night! I made a few changes to this recipe because of time and what I had on hand. I used a couple tablespoons of butter instead of bacon (mine was already cooked) to saute the onion and garlic. And, to save on time, I boiled the potatoes in the broth. To make it gluten-free I mixed some cornstarch in a bit of water and added that to the broth after the potatoes were done. Will make again for sure. I did not use the basil or hot sauce, but did add a stalk of celery with the onion.

  • queenzookie
    Mar 7, 2011

    This was ok. If I make again, I would use a little less flour and maybe use a little less broth and a little more milk/cream to make it creamier.

  • Cooking N Maize
    Jan 10, 2010

    I tried thyme instead of basil after reading the reveiw before, and it went well. I would make it again.

  • scrambledwithcheese
    Oct 9, 2009

    This was excellent. Next time I might add a little more bacon and leave out the basil. But this was excellent and easy!

  • lssrls
    Aug 21, 2008

    This is delicious, quick and easy.