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Baked Potato Soup

Baked Potato Soup

What do you do when life hands you too many baked potatoes? You make baked potato soup, of course. When we were living with our friends, we made baked potatoes to go with our big Sunday dinner. We ended up having too many, so the next day I made a batch of baked potato soup for everyone to enjoy.

I used a recipe from Cooking Light. It was very easy to follow and a little lighter than most baked potato soup recipes.  The soup is thick, creamy, and comforting. Garnish the soup with extra cheese, green onions, and bacon crumbles to add color, texture, and flavor.

Josh highly recommends making bacon cheddar drop biscuits to go with this soup. He thinks they are meant to be together:)

Baked Potato Soup


4 large baking potatoes (or use leftover baked potatoes)
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
6 cups 2% milk
3/4 cup cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/2 cup chopped green onions


Cheddar Cheese, shredded
Green Onions, chopped
Bacon, cooked and crumbled


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Pierce potatoes with a fork; bake for one hour or until potatoes are tender. Let the potatoes cool. Peel potatoes and coarsely mash them in a small bowl. Set aside.

2. In a large soup pot, add the flour. Gradually whisk in the milk, whisk until smooth. Cook over medium heat until thick, about 8 minutes. Add mashed potatoes, cheese, salt, and pepper. Stir until the cheese melts.

3. Add in sour cream and green onions. Cook over low heat until thoroughly heated, do not boil the soup. Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with toppings. Serve warm.

Adapted from Cooking Light

If you like this baked potato soup, you might also like:

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup from Two Peas and Their Pod
Loaded Baked Potato Soup from Bitchin’ Camero
Cream of Baked Potato Soup from Andrea Meyers
Potato Soup from Honey and Jam

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89 Responses to “Baked Potato Soup”

  1. Kate @ Our Best Bites — October 6, 2010 @ 4:18 am

    Hahahaha, we seriously posted the same recipe today! :)

    • twopeas replied: — October 6th, 2010 @ 8:00 am

      Great minds think alike:)

  2. Erica — October 6, 2010 @ 5:19 am

    YUM! I haven’t made potato soup in quite some time. Delicious. The thought of sour cream mixed in makes my tummy grumble.

  3. Lori — October 6, 2010 @ 5:37 am

    That is what I call comfort soup. Hmmm.

  4. Small Town Runner Karen — October 6, 2010 @ 6:05 am

    Yes, I agree with Lori. Comfort food!

  5. megan @ whatmegansmaking — October 6, 2010 @ 6:08 am

    yum, I love baked potato soup! Especially with cheese and bacon :)

  6. Tickled Red — October 6, 2010 @ 6:17 am

    If only I could stay home and eat bowls and bowls of this :)

  7. Barbara Bakes — October 6, 2010 @ 6:20 am

    Your soup looks perfect for today’s weather.

  8. the urban baker — October 6, 2010 @ 6:23 am

    baked potato soup! what could be bad. my kids like me to double stuff my baked potatoes, I am sure they would love this as an alternative!

  9. marla {family fresh cooking} — October 6, 2010 @ 6:31 am

    This baked potato soup looks wonderful for the upcoming chilly months. I will be sure to bookmark this recipe :) xo

  10. Jessica @ How Sweet — October 6, 2010 @ 6:34 am

    Oh I love baked potato soup! It is actually one of my favorite soups. So delicious!

  11. the blissful baker — October 6, 2010 @ 7:37 am

    the cold weather lately has been making me crave soup. this looks delicious! i’ll be making this for dinner this week for sure!

  12. This looks wonderful, Maria. It’s super chilly here in Southern California now, so it’s time for me to start stock-piling delicious soup recipes… I will definitely be giving this one a try soon – it looks delicious!

  13. Mags — October 6, 2010 @ 8:05 am

    Potatoes and soup were meant for each other. Great soup recipe!

  14. Brooke (Baking with Basil) — October 6, 2010 @ 8:23 am

    This soup looks so warm and comforting!

  15. Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — October 6, 2010 @ 8:42 am

    What a timely recipe, Maria! These cool fall days just scream for warm comforting soups like this. Potato soup is one of favorites and I’ve never had a really good recipe for making it myself. Now I do!

  16. Michelle — October 6, 2010 @ 9:22 am

    We love Baked Potato Soup and it’s fast becoming soup weather here in Northern IL! Love the idea of serving it with the Drop Biscuits!

  17. Katrina — October 6, 2010 @ 9:39 am

    Holy, this is perfect.

  18. Jenny Flake — October 6, 2010 @ 9:43 am

    This looks delicious, especially for this rainy weather we’ve been having here in CA! Bring on the soup!

  19. Becky O. — October 6, 2010 @ 9:52 am

    Yum! This sounds perfect right now. And I think I’ll take Josh’s recommendation to make the biscuits with them.

  20. Heather (Heather's Dish) — October 6, 2010 @ 10:10 am

    my tastebuds are exploding right now, this sounds perfect for the rainy day we’re having here!

  21. Estela @ Weekly Bite — October 6, 2010 @ 10:27 am

    You must have read my mind! This is one of my favorite soups!

  22. Angie — October 6, 2010 @ 11:08 am

    We think too much alike, just put this on my menu this month :) Love your recipe and photo!

  23. pigpigscorner — October 6, 2010 @ 11:56 am

    This looks so tasty and comforting esp with the bacon!

  24. Cristine — October 6, 2010 @ 12:45 pm

    How funny that we both posted baked potato soups today! Yours look delicious and I am definately going to try the biscuits you mentioned!

    • twopeas replied: — October 6th, 2010 @ 3:32 pm

      It is a baked potato soup kind of day:)

  25. emily — October 6, 2010 @ 1:05 pm

    This looks delicious – I just had to tell you that every recipe you post I star to come back & try later!

    • twopeas replied: — October 6th, 2010 @ 3:32 pm

      Thanks Emily! I hope you get around to trying a few:)

  26. Liz @ LBBakes — October 6, 2010 @ 1:23 pm

    It’s been cold and rainy here all week in NY – this soup would be PERFECT dinner given the weather!

  27. alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — October 6, 2010 @ 1:35 pm

    So delicious and comforting!

  28. Eliana — October 6, 2010 @ 1:35 pm

    This is pure comfort in a bowl right here. It doesn’t get better than this.

  29. Tessa — October 6, 2010 @ 2:18 pm

    Maria, I literally JUST made this like an hour ago. Don’t you love CL mag?

    • twopeas replied: — October 6th, 2010 @ 3:31 pm

      It’s a great soup, huh?

  30. megan — October 6, 2010 @ 2:43 pm

    I bet it is perfect with those drop biscuits! See ya tomorrow!

  31. Joanne — October 6, 2010 @ 3:21 pm

    I have a feeling Josh recommends bacon biscuits to be made with everything! This soup does look scrumptious though!

  32. Camille — October 6, 2010 @ 3:39 pm

    Awesome! I will be making this soon. My hubby brought a 50 lb bag of potatoes home yesterday. I have no clue what I’m going to do with all of them. Most likely give a bunch away!

    • twopeas replied: — October 7th, 2010 @ 7:00 am

      50 pounds-wow!!! Let me know what you make:)

  33. averagebetty — October 6, 2010 @ 4:24 pm

    Potato Soup is my weakness!

  34. Anna@Tallgrass Kitchen — October 6, 2010 @ 5:00 pm

    Ah, baked potato soup! This was a go-to recipe for my family growing up – such perfect comfort food. Only we used a lot of butter, and no sour cream. I think yours is a smidge healthier! Sometimes I would also make some bacon first for a garnish, and then start my soup with a bit of the bacon grease.

  35. Sarah — October 6, 2010 @ 5:26 pm

    Sounds delicious. I made a recipe once that didn’t turn out as pretty as this one. I think i will try this one out.

  36. Bridgett — October 6, 2010 @ 7:39 pm

    This sounds very comforting for fall and love the toppings on there as well. It would be good with some spice added in too for those cold nights!

  37. Dana — October 6, 2010 @ 8:27 pm

    Wow, that sounds fantastic! I love soups that can be garnished to each person’s taste.

  38. Jan — October 7, 2010 @ 2:32 am

    Wow this soup looks lovely – a great idea and I love the topping!

  39. bellini valli — October 7, 2010 @ 4:57 am

    To me this would be comfort in a bowl and enjoyed in every spoonful.

  40. Tracy — October 7, 2010 @ 5:52 am

    Looks delicious! I’m going to have to go with Josh – those biscuits would go great with this soup. :-)

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