This soup is basically like eating the soup version of some really fantastic mashed potatoes. Which is my personal idea of heaven, so I was in a place of perfect happiness for as long as the soup lasted. Smooth, thick, creamy, with bits of cheese and bacon and green onion….is your mouth watering yet? And to make it even more wonderful, it is a snap to make. Ready to rock your world, soup-wise? Let’s make it!
Simmer up a few potatoes until they are tender (I used Yukon Golds, which worked perfectly) and then mash them up the same way you would do if you were making mashed potatoes. When the potatoes are mashed, you make the soup base by simmering up some chicken broth and milk and flour.
Now add in the potatoes and some sour cream and give the whole thing a good whirl with an immersion blender or your regular blender. Garnish with some chopped cooked bacon, some shredded cheddar and some chopped scallions. And there you have it – the soup version of some really fabulous mashed potatoes. YUM. It’s a mashed potato lover’s dream come true.
Of course, dreams come in all shapes and sizes. But if you are a mashed potato lover and a soup lover, this one’s for you!
This easy recipe for loaded potato soup is a comfort food soup recipe that is like your favorite mashed potatoes with all the toppings, but in a bowl!
- 4 Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 4 tablespoons flour
- 2 cups milk
- ¼ cup sour cream
- Salt and pepper
- 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
- ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- 3 scallions, sliced
- Put potatoes in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and simmer until tender, about 10-15 minutes. Drain and mash roughly with a potato masher. Set aside.
- Combine chicken broth, milk and flour in the same pot and whisk until combined. Bring to a boil and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the heat and add the potatoes and the sour cream. Puree right in the pot if you have an immersion blender, or pour everything into a standard blender and puree. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Ladle into bowls and garnish with bacon, cheese and scallions and serve immediately.
Updated (and improved!) from an earlier Framed Cooks post!