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Loaded Potato Soup

September 30, 2021Teresa

Loaded Potato Soup is utterly delicious. This tasty soup has a savory almost smoky flavor that can’t be beat. Plus, it’s made with a few of my favorite ingredients: potatoes, bacon, chives and cream cheese. You heard that right. This soup recipe uses cream cheese to make it thick and creamy. It is irresistible.

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Late last fall I went to a friend’s house (who had formerly been a neighbor) for lunch. We would swap off who made lunch each time. On one occasion she made this fantastic soup. It’s her mother’s recipe and so mouthwatering. I finally got the recipe from her and made it for her back in early July when she came up here to the North Dallas area for lunch. On that particular occasion, I served it with Peach Salad Halves and the Best Lemon Bundt Cake ever! Boy, did we ever enjoy that meal.

Loaded Potato Soup is so flavorful. It uses a chicken soup base and some onions and garlic along with the bacon, chives and cream cheese to amp up the flavors. I would never have thought to add cream cheese to a soup recipe like this. All I can say is that it works! And it works very well. If you have fresh chives, I would use them instead of dried.

This recipe makes four servings. While that’s usually enough for a meal, you’ll find this soup so delicious you may want more. I recommend doubling the recipe for leftovers and second helpings! Fall is upon us. This is a spectacular soup recipe that you don’t want to be without! It’s sure to warm you up on cool, winter nights. Even better, it’s a stick-to-the-ribs meal your family will love too. 🙂

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Loaded Potato Soup is so delicious.

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Bacon and chives makes this soup sizzle!

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Cream cheese gave this soup a wonderful consistency.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

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Place chicken stock and chicken base in a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Add potatoes.

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Cook potatoes over medium to high heat about 10-15 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat and set aside.

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In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, place butter, onions and garlic.

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Cook until onions are translucent–a few minutes.

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Add flour. Stir or whisk to combine and cook about a minute or two.

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Add the potato/chicken stock mixture one cup at a time, whisking or stirring well after each addition so it combines well.

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This is how thick the mixture gets.

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Add the cream cheese. You can cut it up in small cubes, if you prefer to melt it into the soup more quickly and easily.

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Keep stirring until the cheese is mostly melted.

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Meanwhile cook bacon. I microwave it about 4-5 minutes on high, then crumble it into small pieces.

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Add salt, pepper, chives and crumbled bacon.

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Stir to combine.

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To serve: add additional bacon and chives, if desired.

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Loaded Potato Soup is great served with a hard, crusty bread.

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I recommend doubling the recipe so you have leftovers for lunches or enough to have seconds!

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This is also terrific with a little cheddar cheese and bacon tossed over the top.

Here’s the recipe.

LOADED POTATO SOUP

(Recipe adapted from Lori Lambert, Midlothian, TX; source: her mom, Beth Hoover, OH)

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Loaded Potato Soup is heavenly. This fantastic soup recipe includes potatoes, bacon, chives and cream cheese. The cream cheese makes the soup rich and creamy. Chicken stock and base amp up the flavors even more. This is a terrific soup for cool fall or winter nights and one your family will request often. But you better make a double batch because everyone will want seconds or leftovers for later in the week!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
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  1. In a medium pot, add potatoes, chicken stock and soup base.
  2. Cook about 15 minutes until potatoes are tender.
  3. In a large pot, melt butter and add onions and garlic.
  4. Cook until the onions are translucent.
  5. Sprinkle flour over butter and cook for a minute or two.
  6. Add the potato and chicken stock mixture.
  7. Add one cup at a time and make sure to stir well so it’s blended.
  8. Continue until mixture is used up.
  9. Add the cream cheese and stir until it’s melted.
  10. Add salt, pepper, chives and bacon and mix to combine.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: You can also add shredded, sharp Cheddar cheese on top before serving, if desired.

NOTE: While I used dried chives, I recommend using fresh chives if you have them.

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Nutrition Facts
Loaded Potato Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 397 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 1558mg 65%
Potassium 513mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 21g 42%
Vitamin A 13%
Vitamin C 40%
Calcium 6%
Iron 9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Bacon makes everything better. 🙂

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If you have access to fresh chives, I recommend using them even though the dried chives worked perfectly well.

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Loaded Potato Soup is mouthwatering and irresistible. Your family will want this served often!

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