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a bowl of baked potato soup topped with shredded cheese, bacon, green onion and sour cream
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5 from 6 votes

Baked Potato Soup

Baked Potato Soup is the ultimate bowl of comfort food! It's cozy, creamy, delicious and quick to make - perfect for a cold day!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minutes or less, soup, vegetables
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 525kcal


  • 2 med. potatoes baked
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup instant mashed potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • Garnishes-shredded cheddar cheese bacon pieces, sliced green onions, sour cream


  • Melt butter in a stock pot. Saute onions in the butter until light brown and translucent.
  • Add flour to onions and stir continuously  while cooking for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add broth, water, cornstarch, instant potatoes, and spices. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Cut baked potatoes in half and scoop out the pulp and put into the soup, letting it crumble into rough bite-sized pieces.
  • Add half-and-half. Bring back to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for another 15 minutes.
  • Serve with garnishes & enjoy!


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 525kcal