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5 from 2 votes

Easy Cheesy Loaded Potato Soup

This loaded Potato Soup recipe, iss easy, creamy, and hearty with all of the flavors that you would find in a loaded baked potato. What makes it even better is that it’s quick, and easy on the budget.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: budget friendly, easy recipe, loaded potato, loaded potato soup, potato soup, soup
Servings: 6
Calories: 481kcal
Cost: $5.46


  • 2 pounds Russet potatoes cleaned
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 4 tablespoons bacon drippings
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups milk whole
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese more for topping
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 green onions chopped


  • Pierce cleaned potatoes with a fork, microwave on high for 12-15 minutes or until cooked through, turning once. Let cool, slice in half, lengthwise and scoop out the insides of the potato. Save the potato skins.
  • While the potatoes are cooking, fry the bacon until crisp in a large dutch oven or similar pan. Drain on paper towel, cool completely then crumble, reserve the bacon drippings.
  • Heat the bacon drippings over medium heat. Sprinkle in flour and whisk until smooth. Slowly pour in milk, while whisking, until thick.
  • Add the potatoes to the pot and use an immersion blender to puree. Stir in the cheese, salt, and pepper, and continue cooking until the cheese is melted and the soup is heated through. Whisk in the sour cream. Serve soup in the reserved potato skins or a bowl, top with cheese, bacon, and green onions.


Use the reserved potato skins as bowls, or use them for making potato skins.