Ultimate Loaded Potato Soup

When a friend mentioned awhile back that she didn’t have a recipe for homemade potato soup, I knew I needed to post mine. No family should be deprived of a big pot of cheesy, bacon-y, potato goodness on a cold fall night!

A few years ago, I went searching for a good potato soup recipe. Once I found one, I tweaked it and tweaked it (adjusting for taste and food allergies). It finally morphed into this beauty that has become a staple in our home…perfect for a crisp, fall evening!


 8-10 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, diced
4-6 cups chicken broth
1 pint half-and-half cream
1 bag real bacon bits (or 1 pound cooked bacon, crumbled)
8 oz sour cream
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

In a large stock pot combine potatoes, onions, and celery; cover with chicken broth.
Bring to a boil and simmer on medium until potatoes are slightly soft.

Add half and half, bacon, and sour cream. Stir until creamy.
Add cheese and stir until completely melted.
Simmer on low until potatoes are completely tender.

Garnish with shredded cheese.

You’re welcome! 🙂



12 thoughts on “Ultimate Loaded Potato Soup

  1. Um. YUM! Pinning this and this WILL be on my menu this week! We are supposed to be getting our first frost of the season this week, so this sounds perfect! I even have potatoes in my pantry just begging to be turned into this yummy goodness. THANK YOU for sharing! 🙂

  2. You’re making me hungry. I love potato soup and finally tweaked a recipe until it suited me a few years back. It’s one of the things I crave in cool weather.

  3. Oh my goodness, I’m so hungry right now and this post did not help that issue. Lol! I LOVE potato soup. Raised in the potato fields of Idaho, I never turn down any form of this veggie. 🙂

  4. I’ve been searching for the perfect potato soup recipe, and this one looks great! Tried one last week that took way too long to make and wasn’t even all that good. This one looks quick and good! And I have all the ingredients so I’m having it for lunch!

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