Baked Potato Soup


A colorful garnish of cheese, green onions, and crumbled bacon tops this thick and cheesy potato soup recipe.

baked potato soup
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins
5 1/2 cups


  • 2 large baking potatoes (about 8 ounces each)

  • 6 tablespoon thinly sliced green onion (3)

  • 3 tablespoon butter

  • 3 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoon snipped fresh dill or chives or 1/4 teaspoon dried dill

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 4 cup milk

  • 1 ¼ cup shredded American cheese (5 ounces)

  • 4 slices bacon, crisp-cooked, drained, and crumbled


  1. Scrub potatoes with a vegetable brush; pat dry. Prick potatoes with a fork. Bake in a 425 degree F oven for 40 to 60 minutes or until tender; cool. Cut each potato lengthwise. Scoop out white portion of each potato. Break up any large pieces of potato. Discard potato skins.

  2. In a large saucepan cook 3 tablespoons of the green onion in butter over medium heat until tender. Stir in flour, dill, salt, and pepper. Add milk all at once. Cook and stir for 12 to 15 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Add the potato pulp and 1 cup of the cheese; stir until cheese melts.

  3. Top each serving with the remaining 1/4 cup cheese, remaining 3 tablespoons green onion, and the bacon.

  4. Makes 5 to 6 servings (5 1/2 cups)


Bake potatoes ahead. Remove pulp and place in storage container. Cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours ahead. To serve, add potato pulp to soup after mixture is thickened and bubbly; heat through. Add cheese and stir until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

377 Calories
23g Fat
26g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 377
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 801mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 13.6mg 68%
Calcium 434.2mg 33%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 693mg 15%
Folate, total 36.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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