Fully Loaded Baked Potato Soup

You know what the best feeling ever is? Sleeping in your own bed after being away for the better part of a week! I just got back from a whirlwind trip to Southern Oregon to learn everything there is to know about Harry and David and Scottsdale for a little birthday celebration! It was such a fun trip, and I’ll share everything about it later this week but for the time being I’m totally wiped out. It’s so good to finally be home again and eat some home cooked food 🙂 Last night when I got home, my husband cooked up some bacon and we warmed up this soup I made a few days earlier! It was exactly what I needed to kick back, relax and curl up on the couch with while I caught up on all the drama that was on The Real Housewives episodes last week! I cranked up the air, pretended it was winter here in LA and slurped away on my Fully Loaded Baked Potato Soup!

Who doesn’t love a good Fully Loaded Baked Potato? Especially when it has bacon in it! I mean there really is just no arguing with that, right? So why not turn that into a soup? It’s totally the right thing to do.

Last week when we had a momentary glimpse into fall (before the temps shot back up to 90+ here in LA), I made this Fully Loaded Baked Potato Soup from Tasty Kitchen and pretty much freaked out because it was so delicious! It’s literally loaded with everything you could possibly want on a baked potato: piles of shredded cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, a handful of green onions, and a dollop or two of Greek yogurt.

 It was decadent to say the least! Something I can only make every once in a while, otherwise I would stuff my face silly with this every single day! Because the best part about this soup is that it’s topped with FRIED POTATO SKINS.

WHAT?!? Genius right! The soup itself is made up of the inside of baked potatoes and then you take the outside skin portion of the baked potatoes and fry them up in a little bit of butter until they are nice and golden and crispy and then you serve them on top of the soup. It’s brilliant. Life changing in fact. Something we should all make this weekend.

Here’s the printable recipe!

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  1. Well, if you’re going to do a potato soup, you have to put bacon on it. I think I’d have to cave and try even with the meat. 🙂 Additionally, what do you think about serving up one of those baked potato sandwiches we had at Harry and David with this? Overkill?

  2. I adore potato skins, and this is the perfect way to make them shine. LOVE IT. Kinda making me want to curl up on the couch right now…

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