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Fully Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Image a Fully Loaded Baked Potato but in soup... it's perfection!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Loaded baked potato soup, Loaded baked potato recipe, how to make Loaded baked potato, baked potato soup, Loaded baked potato recipe, soup with Loaded baked potato toppings
Servings: 8 people
Author: Gaby

Ingredients

  • 8 Russet potatoes, scrubbed cleaned and pierced with a fork all over
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 yellow onion finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoons freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup sour cream

Toppings:

  • Freshly shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sliced scallions
  • Sour Cream
  • Bacon

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Place the potatoes directly on the middle rack and bake for 60 minutes until fork tender.
  • Scoop the white insides out of the baked potato skins. Roughly chop the white insides and set them aside. Tear the potato skins and set aside.
  • In a large stock pot, cook the bacon over medium heat. Once it’s crispy, remove bacon from the pan and drain off the grease. Once bacon has cooled, tear into small pieces.
  • Add 4 tablespoons butter to stock pot. Add onion and continue to cook over medium heat until onion is caramelized. Add minced garlic and flour. Stir until the flour is cooked, about 1-2 minutes. While stirring, slowly add chicken stock to the flour mixture and whisk to combine to prevent lumps. Bring to a simmer then turn heat to low. Add the insides of the diced baked potato and season with sea salt and pepper. Cover pot and continue to cook over low heat.
  • In a large saute pan add 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the torn potato skins and fry them until crisp and heated through.
  • Add 1/2 of the crumbled bacon, 1 cup of cheddar cheese, ½ cup of scallions and sour cream into the pot of soup. Stir well and continue to cook over low heat until heated through and cheese is melted.
  • Serve soup topped with remaining bacon, cheddar cheese, scallions and crisp potato skins on top.