Baked Potato Soup

By Maria Lichty

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What do you do when life hands you leftover baked potatoes? You make baked potato soup, of course. This simple potato soup recipe is an easy family favorite.

Baked Potato Soup Recipe with Cheese and Onions

Baked Potato Soup

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 this homemade potato soup recipe for everyone to enjoy. If you have leftover baked potatoes, you HAVE to make this soup! It will remind you of a loaded baked potato but in soup form! It is delicious and perfect comfort food!

I used a recipe from Cooking Light. It was very easy to follow and a little lighter than most loaded potato soup recipes. This recipe uses milk instead of heavy cream and reduced fat sour cream instead of full fat sour cream. You can also use plain Greek yogurt for the sour cream, if you wish.

If you don’t have leftover baked potatoes, you can bake potatoes in the oven just to make this soup. Making baked potatoes is easy and SO worth it for this soup!

We use shredded cheddar cheese. You can use sharp or medium cheddar cheese. You could even add in some white cheddar if you wish!

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

This potato soup recipe is meant to be loaded with ALL of the toppings. Garnish the soup with extra cheese, green onions, sour cream, and chopped bacon. You can also top your soup bowl with crackers or dip crusty bread into your bowl. Loaded Baked Potato Soup is the best! Don’t go skimpy on the toppings.

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

The soup is thick, creamy, and comforting. It is the perfect meal for a cold day or when you are in the mood for some major comfort food!

If you like this easy Baked Potato Soup, you might also like:

Loaded Baked Potato Soup in Bowl

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Baked Potato Soup

This easy and comforting soup is a family favorite. It is great for lunch or dinner.
4.34 from 6 votes


  • 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
  • Toppings: Cheddar Cheese shredded, Green Onions, chopped, Bacon, cooked and crumbled


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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    1. Carrie-we are home, but the remodel is not complete yet. We are close though! It’s nice to be home again.

  1. 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! 🙂

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

  3. 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 🙂

  4. 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!

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

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

  11. 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 ;)!

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

  12. 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!!!!

  13. 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.

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

  15. I made this tonight. Thick and delicious just how potato soup should be. Baked the potatoes and then baked the bacon. Then made the soup. All we needed to buy was the milk and additional sour cream. We already had everything else in the house. We had craisins muffins with it that I had made yesterday.

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