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Loaded Baked Potato Soup Recipe

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This hearty soup has plenty of recipes to be found, I know. I used my friend, Mr. Pressure Cooker, to steam my Russet potatoes in 5 minutes. In the meantime, I cooked bacon, grated sharp cheddar cheese, and thinly sliced green onions-- which is exactly how we like to (occasionally) indulge in baked potatoes. I tweaked my recipe with a couple of extra's that gave that perfect flavor I was hoping for. My husband marveled how this soup tasted exactly like a baked potato. It's thick, and hearty, and perfect on a chilly Fall night.

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Servings: 6 servings
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Ingredients

Cost per serving $1.09 view details

Directions

  1. Evenly lay the bacon on a 2-3 ply paper toweled lined plate, cover with a paper towel and microwave until cooked and crispy-- about 6 minutes. (You can also do this in a skillet, and remove and blot on paper towels. Coarsely cut most of the bacon, finely chopping 2-3 tablespoons, as a garnish. Set aside.
  2. If using a pressure cooker, place the prepared potatoes in a steamer basket, on top of a trivet, with 2 cups of water. Pressure cook on high for 5 minutes, do a quick release and remove the lid.
  3. Melt butter in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the garlic and stir for about 30 seconds; add the green onion.
  4. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute.
  5. Gradually whisk in the milk, and chicken broth and cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes.
  6. If not using a pressure cooker for the potatoes, add them in at this time and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  7. Otherwise, add the steamed potatoes, stir in cheese, sour cream, salt and pepper, to taste.
  8. If the soup is too thick, add more milk as needed until desired consistency is reached.
  9. Serve immediately, garnished with green onion, cheese and bacon, if desired.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 397g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 547  
Calories from Fat 316 58%
Total Fat 35.59g 44%
Saturated Fat 18.19g 73%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 481mg 20%
Potassium 1044mg 30%
Total Carbs 42.08g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3.0g 10%
Sugars 6.51g 4%
Protein 16.19g 26%

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  • Kim Lake
    November 23, 2015
    This sounds like just what I'm looking for. Think I'll give it a try
    • ShaleeDP
      October 3, 2014
      Thank you for the awesome recipe.

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