Baked Potato Soup with Bacon

Posted by Vanessa in Cooking, December 8, 2009

baked potato soup with bacon
In the midst of the chill in the air and the neverending cold season in our home, I was in the mood for a potato soup and saw I recipe I just had to try. Usually I’m more of a fan of runnier soups (wow, that doesn’t sound appetizing, but you get the picture). Heartier soups tend to be too heavy for my tastes, but nonetheless, I decided to give Idaho Baked Potato Soup with Bacon a whirl.

I’m so glad I did. This soup is wonderful on a cold winter day and, dare I say, even better the second and third days reheated. My daughter and I gobbled it up for lunch this week. And…it only took me about 30 minutes to put together, start to finish. I consider that pretty good for a soup. (I cooked my potatoes in the microwave instead of the oven, because I was hungry.)

Idaho Baked Potato Soup with Bacon

recipe from The Cooking Photographer
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  • Makes: 8 Servings
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 7 cups milk
  • 4 large baking potatoes, microwaved and cubed (about 4 cups) - or baked in the oven if you have the time
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 12 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, plus more to taste
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • In my favorite kitchen cooking dish, the dutch oven, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in flour and whisk continuously until smooth and then for about a minute or so. Gradually add milk and whisk until thickened. (This will take a few minutes. I cooked my potatoes while I was assembling this first part of the soup.) Add potatoes and onions. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly (lose the whisk for this step). Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and stir until the cheese is completely melted. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Serve immediately.

4 Responses to “Baked Potato Soup with Bacon”

  1. Maria says:

    Oh boy, I think in real life we would be good friends! This is such a fun site. Thanks for visiting my segment over on The Mother Huddle. This soup looks delicious. It is a really cold day here. I think I have everything to make it. Thanks for the dinner idea.

  2. Vanessa says:

    I was checking out your blog and can't wait to make the wheat bread. I think I was drooling while I looked at the pic. Yum. We would definitely be friends. 🙂

    Oh, and I just made your fudge tonight, with a little variation in the chocolate. Wow. It is amazing. Thanks for the great recipes.

  3. Thank-you for making my soup! Well ok the soup from the post card really. It was super neat to see it here! I really like your shot too. Mmmm bacon…


  4. vanessa says:

    Thanks for passing along a great recipe! I was actually thinking about that soup again today and with this cold, snowy weather here, I think it’d be perfect this weekend. Yum.

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