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Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Baked Potato Soup takes all of the comforting goodness of a fully loaded baked potato and turns it into a belly warming soup!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Soup

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon chopped
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups mashed potatoes
  • cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded and divided
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • cup sour cream plus extra for garnish
  • 2 green onions finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Fry bacon in a large pot until crisp. Remove bacon and set aside leaving the drippings in the pot.
  • Reduce heat to medium low and add diced onion to drippings.  Cook until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Add garlic and flour, cook 1 minute while stirring. Whisk in chicken broth, bring to a boil over medium high heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in mashed potatoes.  Simmer an additional 5 minutes. Add the buttermilk and stir to combine allowing mixture to just come to a boil.
  • Remove from heat and stir in 1 cup cheese, half of the bacon, and ⅓ cup sour cream.
  • Garnish with a dollop of sour cream, remaining bacon, green onion and serve hot.