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baked potato soup recipeThere is a little cheese shop down the road from my parent’s house in NJ that I really love.  It is called the Cheeseboard.  It is part cheese shop, part gourmet shop, part sandwich shop.  If I were ever to own a restaurant of some sort it would be like this one.  Good food, in and out, casual.  On Fridays they serve Baked Potato Soup and that is where the inspiration for this recipe came from.  I love a potato soup, but I do not like a cream based one.  I like to add my calories on top and let the base stay simple.  I have made this soup countless times and it is fool proof.  Unless you get a wooden spoon stuck in the blender and it flies all over your house and gets on the floor, cabinets, and ceiling.  My husband ended up painting over dried up potato soup.  Gross.  But that is a story for another day.

I have made this soup using various methods, but it really tastes best when you bake the potatoes.  It adds a depth and warm flavor to the soup that you just cannot get when you boil the potatoes.  This recipe is more of a guide than an actual recipe.  Basically you are making a really runny mashed potato thinned with chicken stock.  So use as many potatoes as you would like and adjust the amount of liquid to that.  I like to make a really big pot and eat it the next day for lunch.  This soup is a favorite with kids too.  They really like to top their soup themselves.

baked potato soup recipe1 (5-pound bag) Yukon Gold potatoes
1 large container chicken broth
salt and pepper

toppings:

grated cheddar cheese
sliced green onions
chopped bacon
sour cream

baked potato soup recipeBake your potatoes and let them cool.  Scoop out the flesh.

baked potato soup recipeI use my immersion blender for this, but until I got that, I used a regular blender and pureed it in batches.  Add the potato to a pot and add some chicken stock.

baked potato soup recipeAdd enough chicken stock to get the consistency of a thick soup.  Add salt and pepper.  It will take a lot of seasoning so add slowly and taste frequently. Heat over low to medium heat until hot and serve.

baked potato soup recipeTop the soup as you would a baked potato.

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Baked Potato Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 (5-pound bag) Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 1 large container chicken broth
  • salt and pepper
  • toppings:
  • grated cheddar cheese
  • sliced green onions
  • chopped bacon
  • sour cream

Instructions

  1. Bake your potatoes and let them cool. Scoop out the flesh.
  2. I use my immersion blender for this, but until I got that, I used a regular blender and pureed it in batches. Add the potato to a pot and add some chicken stock.
  3. Add enough chicken stock to get the consistency of a thick soup. Add salt and pepper. It will take a lot of seasoning so add slowly and taste frequently. Heat over low to medium heat until hot and serve.
  4. Top the soup as you would a baked potato.
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46 Responses to Baked Potato Soup

  1. Michelle says:

    I think you just made my day! I LOVE baked potato soup but all those cream based soups are not good for me. I can’t wait to try this one out, hopefully the weather will begin to feel like fall in Colorado sometime soon!

    • bakedbree says:

      I made this about a week ago when we had some chilly temps, but now we are back in the 100s. Not soup weather here anymore.

  2. Lindsay says:

    I made baked potato soup the other night for dinner, but wish I had waited and seen this beautiful post from you. What a lovely idea to puree the potatoes after they’ve been baked with just chicken broth. Simple usually is best and my hips are hating me for all that cream and butter I used.

  3. Michelle says:

    I love how simple this is and how delicious it looks! I cannot currently eat white potatoes but do you think that this would work with sweet potatoes?

  4. Kelly Nicole says:

    Love your inspiration and your recipe. Fortuitous posting too- baked potato soup on next week’s menu. Can not wait to try this one!

  5. Dangler says:

    Not going to lie. This looks pretty awesome. I want this with some crusty french bread to dip in the soup. Mmmm carb coma…..

  6. Bree, I love all kinds of potato soups. This is the best version of baked potato soup I’ve seen. I can even think of a very fine, very expensive restaurant that serves baked potato soup that is not nearly so good as this one. They puree the skins as well, and the soup often has a bit of a burnt taste to it–not good!

  7. I love a thick hearty potato soup, but this without the cream sounds like perfection! Saving! :)
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  8. I love the idea of keeping the base simple (and light – i.e. no cream!) so that you can go guilt-free on the toppings. Thanks for the idea and base recipe.
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  9. claire says:

    YUM! I want to make this right this second! It is my carb dream!

  10. Mary says:

    The weather is finally starting to turn round to “cooler” weather, though not quite fall yet here in San Diego – but once it does, I want to start making soups! This looks like a real winner, too – love your photos!

  11. Stephanie says:

    Thank you so much for coming to speak in my dreamweaver class. You have inspired me so much, you have no idea. If you have any more advice and tip please lay them on me. Your recipes and pictures look and sound so amazing i will be trying some at home because i love cooking.

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart,

    Stephanie

  12. Evah Park says:

    I had this at my son and daughter-in-laws home this past weekend. We were making donuts and ice cream with the other members of our family. I know…but it was the last splurge of the year.
    Anyway, what a delightful first course before our indulgence. I really didn’t realize there wasn’t any cream in the soup. However, I did realize how absolutely delicious it was. We all asked for the recipe. Little did we know how easy and healthy it was for us. Thank you.

    A new fan.

    • bakedbree says:

      That is always a nice surprise isn’t it? To eat something that is rich and delicious and not fattening? The ice cream and donuts sound amazing.

  13. Cora White says:

    I just finished making this. JUst waiting for it to all warm back up. I skipped reading well so we peeled the potatoes and I decided to make roasted potato soup. wowza on the flavor. It does take more broth this way. My 15 yr old says it tastes like it has bacon. None was added and I don’t even have any for the garnish.

    Woot new recipe.

  14. Cora White says:

    it was. The color was deeper and not as white, but super yummy

  15. Shandi says:

    Just made this for dinner and it was sooooo amazing! I used a few strips of trader joes turkey bacon and chopped them up and stirred them in yum yum yum! And topped with sour cream and shap cheddar ! I looooove this soup so simple and delicious!

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  17. Carole says:

    sounds amazing but am curious as to what you would add as a topping if you made it with sweet potato?

  18. Joe says:

    Kathy made this soup tonight. Delicious!

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  20. Marissa Kubinski says:

    Hi Bree

    Silly question, when you baked your potatoes, how long and at what temperature do you leave them in the oven? Also, do you rub any vegetable oil on them? My husband likes more for a harty soup, so I don’t want to get them too soft.

    Thanks and I can’t wait to make it tonight :)

  21. Marissa says:

    Hi Bree,

    How long do you bake the potatoes for?

    Thanks!
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    The baked potato soup looks dazzling!

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