Monday, March 4, 2013

Loaded Potato Soup

IMG_6713eIt’s Secret Recipe Club time and this month I was assigned the blog Cupcakes with Sprinkles which is written by Meghan, a sweets loving, cooking and crafting Mama to two cutie-patootie little girls.  So I know you’re scratching your head thinking Cupcakes with Sprinkles and a sweets loving Mama and here I am posting a recipe for Loaded Potato Soup???  Well I had just done a whole slew of sweet treat baking as I was sending a care package off to a friend’s daughter who’s away on her mission for the next year, so here in the Cook Lisa Cook home we were sort of sweet treated out.  Also, about a month ago we were out for dinner and Eammon ordered loaded potato soup and just adored it and had asked if I would try to make some at home for him, so when I saw Meghan’s loaded potato soup recipe I knew what I’d be making.  Trust me though a number of her sweet treat recipe have been saved to make in the future.  I mean check these out and I know you’ll be adding them to your list of recipes to make:  Boston cream pie, one of my all time favorites, white chocolate mousse torte for my white chocolate loving husband and Avalanche Bars which I know I’ll be making one day soon with Maisie.

The day that I made Meghan’s soup was a cold day here in Georgia so it was a perfect & delicious meal.  I’m not even going to mention how much of the pot Eammon consumed in just one day but I’ll put it to you this way, I have already made this soup again and seeing how much Eammon especially loved it the first time, I was smart and made a double batch the second time around.  Oh and here’s something amazing and almost unheard of, other than adding a bit of salt, I changed nothing in Meghan’s recipe…yes amazing for the cook who is always tweaking and changing recipes.  Oh and when I say I didn’t change anything, I mean even the second time around, this recipe is just absolutely perfect and I hope you’ll give it a try…but make a double batch, trust me on that one!    

IMG_6720eLoaded Potato Soup (recipe from here)

In a large stock pot, cook bacon until crisp. Remove and set aside. Keep the bacon grease in the pot and add the onions, cook until tender.  Leave the onions in the pot and add the potatoes and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender. With a slotted spoon remove about a cup of potatoes. Place in a bowl and mash with a fork. Set aside.

In a small sauce pan melt the butter. Stir in the flour and cook for 2 minutes on med-low. Whisk in the milk, turn up the heat and bring to a boil. Simmer until thickened.  Slowly stir the milk mixture in to stock pot of potatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer. Stir the bowl of smashed potatoes back into pot.  Add 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese and three-fourths of the bacon to the pot. Add pepper and salt to taste. Stir to combine. Cook an additional 5 minutes.

To serve, ladle the soup into bowls and top with some shredded cheese, bacon and sour cream.


My previous Secret Recipe Club Recipe Posts: 

Lemon Almond Biscotti 
Creamy Mints 
Thai Peanut Noodles with Chicken 
Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings 
Fried Green Tomatoes 
Chicken Satay Noodle Salad 
Double Chocolate Mousse Cake 
Candied Popcorn
Fruit, Nut & Poppy Seed Chicken Salad 
Broiled Sushi 
Health(ier) Peanut Brittle 
Crunchy Fudgy Heart Bites 
Texas Chicken with Lime Butter 
Pork Belly Soup with Collard Greens 
Thin Mint Irish Coffee 
Levain Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies 
Welsh Cakes 
Nutella Crêpes 
Cilantro Lime Chicken 
Holy Guacamole 
Home Style Chicken Curry

Secret Recipe Club


  1. I so want some of that soup now! it is still so col out here!

  2. I am so excited you got my blog and I am excited to look around yours! I am so happy you liked the soup and it was worth making twice!

  3. This looks incredible! I love potato soup, and with these toppings this one looks perfect! :)

  4. I LOVEEEE Potato soup... what a nice recipe to read on this chilly day I have here in Philly! Stopping by from the SRC March Reveal... can't wait to read more from your blog! <3 Beth

  5. Looks great! I LOVE loaded potato soup.

  6. We have some winter weather heading this way so might need to give this soup a whirl - minus the bacon ;-) Another awesome pick Lisa!!!!

  7. Well you cannot miss with potatoes and bacon, plus all that great stuff. Nice soup.

  8. Oh, that soup looks marvelous!!! I am a big potato soup fan but I rarely eat it. I think I'll have to make this soon, though... looks like the perfect comfort food. :)

  9. Hmmm.. I just posted a comment, but I don't think it is showing up for some reason. Anyway - this looks SO good I can't wait to try it.

  10. Potato soup is one of my all time favorite foods and this version looks delish.

  11. We love potatoes in our house... will definitely have to give this a try!

  12. Hi Lisa,
    Your Loaded Potato Soup looks delicious and perfect for the cold winter days we have been having. Thanks for sharing and have a good week.
    Visiting from Group B SRC
    Miz Helen

  13. You can't beat loaded potato soup! It looks great!

  14. Love making potato soup. It is the Hub's favorite type. I make one similar to this one but I am definitely trying your version. (Cold in Louisiana, too!)

  15. Hello Lisa :)
    Thank you for stopping by my blog. It has been really cold here these past couple of days and this soup sounds perfect for such weather. I love a recipe that is perfect and does not need any changes.
    I will have to try this soon

  16. What a hearty and comforting potato soup!

  17. Potato soup warms the soul! I am from Group B and just stopping by for a quick peak. Great SRC share.

  18. a good potato soup can't be beat! yum!

  19. I need this soup in my life! yay for src :)

  20. There is no going wrong with potatoes and bacon - ever! Nice pick for the SRC.

  21. I love loaded potato soup. I have a recipe I make that my DIL passed on to me and can eat it for all 3 meals :) Great choice!

  22. I love how you can see the chunks of potato in your picture. This looks so delicious! I need to make this ASAP.

  23. I could totally go for a big bowl of this soup on this cold and snowy day in Wisconsin! The perfect hearty winter soup. Great choice for this month's SRC.

  24. This looks perfect. I will put it on my "to do" list.

  25. Wow, that's certainly a loaded soup! Perfect for when Winter finally arrives here in Australia!

  26. Okay, I made it tonight and it is delicious.

  27. I could use a big bowl of that comforting soup right now.

  28. Num! I love potatoe soup. So comforting on a cold winter day, which we are still having.

  29. OK, you convinced me, I'm gonna try this. Thanks for the kind words. Just visiting from Group B.

  30. Bacon, Onion and Potatoes??? You can't go wrong with that combo. I've seen several recipes for this type of soup, It always sounds delicious. A must try. Nice to meet you through SRC.

  31. Thanks for stopping by @ It Bakes Me Happy, this soup looks amazing!

  32. Thanks for stopping by @ It Bakes Me Happy, this soup sounds delicious :)

  33. Hi Lisa,
    Your Loaded Potato Soup looks delicious. A bowl of soup would taste really good right now. Thanks for much for stopping by to enjoy my Irish Soda Bread with me, it is always good to see you. Have a great week!
    Miz Helen


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