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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. Lori @ RecipeGirl — October 7, 2010 @ 6:08 am

    Delicious- it’s actually been chilly here lately. Ready for soup!

  2. carrie — October 7, 2010 @ 6:17 am

    you said “when” we lived with our friends… does that mean the remodel is complete??

    • twopeas replied: — October 7th, 2010 @ 6:57 am

      Carrie-we are home, but the remodel is not complete yet. We are close though! It’s nice to be home again.

  3. kat — October 7, 2010 @ 7:08 am

    Baked potato soup is a favorite around our house I’ll have to try this lighter version

  4. DessertForTwo — October 7, 2010 @ 10:21 am

    My mom makes a version of this soup that is so great! It’s from Southern Living so it’s definitely not low-fat. Thanks so much for your lighter version! :)

  5. Robyn — October 7, 2010 @ 11:04 am

    Potato soup is one of my favorites. I can’t wait to try your recipe for baked potato soup! Love the lighter version recipe.

  6. Amanda — October 8, 2010 @ 4:33 am

    I love potato soup. This looks great, saving recipe!

  7. Emma — October 8, 2010 @ 10:27 am

    Yum! This post has reminded me that I keep meaning to try Baked Potato Soup (I’ve never eaten it!!) – shall get on and try it this weekend :)

  8. Jen @ How To: Simplify — October 8, 2010 @ 2:29 pm

    I could probably eat soup every day for lunch…and I definitely wouldn’t mind having some of this for tomorrow’s lunch! It looks so yummy!

  9. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — October 8, 2010 @ 4:17 pm

    That soup looks lovely! I have been craving some baked potato soup lately… I think I even have all of the ingredients on hand!

  10. Vasu (Oatmeal Mountain) — October 8, 2010 @ 7:00 pm

    Perfect comfort food!

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  12. Karen from Oregon — October 12, 2010 @ 8:15 pm

    Just made this soup tonight for my husband. It got rave reviews though it did need a bit more salt and pepper in the end. I omitted green onions as hubby doesn’t like them and used regular fat sour cream but other than that stuck to the recipe. This will have a permanent spot in my recipe book. Thanks!

    • twopeas replied: — October 13th, 2010 @ 3:45 pm

      You are welcome!

  13. Sharlene — October 14, 2010 @ 9:12 am

    Mmm baked potato soup is one of my favorites. I can never say no to creamy soups and this cool fall weather definitely has me craving soup.

  14. Marvett Smith — October 17, 2010 @ 7:30 pm

    I’m going to try this recipe. I love baked potato soup!

  15. Samantha — October 21, 2010 @ 7:14 am

    I love baked potato soup! I am SO trying this ASAP. Thanks for the awesome posts!

  16. Tracey — October 22, 2010 @ 7:21 pm

    I’ve been meaning to make this recipe for the past few winters, but have never gotten to it. Thanks for the reminder, yours looks awesome!

  17. claudia lamascolo — October 26, 2010 @ 5:38 pm

    I cant wait to try this just perfect for this time of year and love potato anything!

  18. Susan — October 29, 2010 @ 7:58 pm

    I made this tonight and it was great! Tastes like twice-baked potatoes! I used 1 percent milk and found that worked just fine. I also used gruyer cheese instead of cheddar. Definitely a keeper! Thanks for posting!

    • Susan replied: — October 29th, 2010 @ 7:59 pm

      Oh, and I also threw the skins in, chopped up, since I love potato skins!

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  21. Shayna — April 6, 2011 @ 11:27 am

    Made this last night for my family, I had to double the recipe as I have a large family. I found it pretty bland, I would definitely recommend more salt and pepper. I added some seasoning salt as well which helped.

  22. Jane — September 20, 2011 @ 11:38 pm

    Excellent recipe! I added some diced ham that I crisped up. This is my new potato soup recipe! Thanks.

  23. Barbara — November 2, 2011 @ 5:11 pm

    I just got done making this soup and it’s probably the best baked potato soup I’ve ever had! I’m getting braces tomorrow and thought soup would be nice to have around. I love that it’s not too heavy – just fantastic! Thanks so much ;)!

    • Two Peas replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 6:29 pm

      I am so happy you loved the soup! Thanks for reminding me I need to make it again and soon:)

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  26. Javi — January 24, 2012 @ 6:02 pm

    Just made this. The house smells AMAZING and can’t wait till hubby gets home from work so we can dig in and eat it all up.

    thanks for posting it!!!!

    • Two Peas replied: — January 24th, 2012 @ 10:45 pm

      You are welcome! Enjoy the soup!

  27. I made this soup for lunch today. It’s positively divine! I’m so happy eating it. I will be featuring it on my blog next month. Thank you so much for my new favorite soup recipe.

    • Two Peas replied: — January 31st, 2012 @ 8:16 pm

      It is one of our favorites too! Glad you liked the soup!

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  29. Asha — July 28, 2012 @ 8:50 pm

    this soup is great! will make again soon, perfect for a rainy day :)

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  31. Brittny Snock — January 30, 2013 @ 11:45 pm

    I like this. It is the best job I ve seen.

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  33. Calogero Mira — March 31, 2013 @ 6:54 am

    Thanks for this baked potato soup recipe.

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  35. Rachel @ Bakerita — September 29, 2013 @ 8:51 pm

    Such perfect fall comfort food! Who doesn’t love a good baked potato soup? And those biscuits with it? Heavenly!

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  37. Jean — September 21, 2014 @ 3:58 pm

    This is SERIOUSLY, no kidding, THE BEST soup on the face of this earth!!!!

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