Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

In case it isn't clear yet, I love soup! It's great comfort food for these cooler fall days and most are easy freeze for low energy days. Most soups keep 2-3 months in a well sealed bag or container in the freezer. Be sure to freeze in individual portions for easier thawing. 

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

 

Ingredients

  • 1 package Bacon - diced
  • 3 T Butter
  • 1/4 cup Rice Flour (or Wheat flour if not GF)
  • 4 cups Milk - more if needed
  • 6 Russet Potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar - more for garnish
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream - more for garnish
  • 3 Green Onions - thinly sliced

Directions

  1. Peel and cube potatoes. Keep them in submerged it water to avoid discoloration if you want to.
  2. Cook the bacon in the bottom of your stock pot. Remove bacon bits onto paper towel. Reserve bacon grease.
  3. Melt butter in stock pot. Add Rice flour and whisk continuously until it turns light brown, about a minute. Whisk in Milk and continue whisking until thickened, about 1-2 minutes. 
  4. Add Potatoes and about half of Green Onions.
  5. Bring to boil then reduce to simmer and let cook about 15-20 minutes until Potatoes are tender.
  6. Add Cheese, Sour Cream,  and season with Salt & Pepper to taste. If soup is too thick add Milk to get desired consistency. I like mashing a few Potatoes in the pot to thicken it up a bit more and make it smoother.
  7. Serve warm with sour cream, cheddar, green onions and bacon bits for garnish.
Final Loaded Baked Potato Soup with all garnishes. So good!

Final Loaded Baked Potato Soup with all garnishes. So good!

Accessible Tips

  • If peeling potatoes is hard on your hands, you can use red potatoes which can keep their skins. Just make sure to scrub clean. 
  • Use your stool to keep leg fatigue down.
  • If continuous whisking for several minutes isn't doable, substitute the flour for an equal amount of Cornstarch. Place cornstarch in a bowl and add enough water to make a slurry (about 1/2 cup). Whisk together. Add this when you'd add the flour and stir well with the milk. You may also need to mash more potatoes to help thicken depending on your preferences.

This soup is so satisfying. I hope you love it as much as I do. Are there any recipes you'd like to see? Let me know in the comments!

♡ Squishes & Love

-Alyssa

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