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Super Loaded Baked Potato Soup

by Laura

When I was doing my recap of the best recipes from 2010 with Finding Joy in My Kitchen, I noticed she had a recipe for baked potato soup.  Now I have several yummy versions of baked potato soup already on my site, most of which include a creamy white base with potatoes in it.  Then the soup is topped off with cheese, green onion, and crumbled bacon.  This soup takes it up a notch by including cheese into the base of the soup making it cheesy and creamy.  Then it also includes broccoli.  Now you can see why I have called this recipe “Super Loaded Baked Potato Soup”.
I did make a few changes to the original recipe.  I simplified the process by adding frozen broccoli and upped the amount of cheese.  I felt the soup needed more to get that cheese flavor across.  Now even though this is a cream based soup, it is on the healthier side.  This soup does not include any butter in the base.  It also only includes 1 cup of cream and 1 cup of milk, where my other favorite recipe uses 5 cups of milk, 1 cup of cream, and 1 cup of sour cream.
If you have a favorite baked potato soup recipe that you love you could easily adapt it to include the cheese and broccoli.  However, with the new year I thought a lighter version would be appreciated.  It was delicious and I know my waistline appreciated this lighter version.

Super Loaded Baked Potato Soup

  • 5 cups diced russet potatoes
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 cup cream
  • 12 oz bag frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
  • 2 cups shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup bacon bits
  • low fat sour cream, optional
  1. Place potatoes and onion in a large pot with enough water just to cover the potatoes.  Add salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil and cook for 20 minutes or until fork tender.  Stir occasionally to prevent the potatoes from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  2. Mash the potatoes a few times with a potato masher.
  3. Whisk together flour and milk; stir in with the potatoes.  Then mix in the cream.  Simmer until mixture is slightly thickened.
  4. Add broccoli, paprika, and garlic powder and cook for 1-2 minutes more.  Just enough to warm the broccoli.
  5. Remove from the heat and add the shredded cheddar cheese. Stir until the cheese is all melted.
  6. Sprinkle each bowl with bacon bits and a spoonful of sour cream, if desired. Serves 6-8.

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Chris March 29, 2013 - 1:48 pm

hi, this has been asked before but I don’t see an answer. Do you drain the potatoes before mashing and adding the other ingredients? thanks

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Laura March 29, 2013 - 3:12 pm

No, you do not drain the potatoes.

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Chris March 29, 2013 - 1:48 pm

hi, this has been asked before but I don’t see an answer. Do you drain the potatoes before mashing and adding the other ingredients? thanks

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Laura March 29, 2013 - 3:12 pm

No, you do not drain the potatoes.

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Sarah January 24, 2011 - 9:25 am

Thanks for participating in our RecipeLion Blog hop! Just letting you know we’ll be featuring your recipe with link in one of our upcoming newsletters. Hope you can join us again for next month’s blog hop on the 18th. Thanks!
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Sarah January 24, 2011 - 9:25 am

Thanks for participating in our RecipeLion Blog hop! Just letting you know we’ll be featuring your recipe with link in one of our upcoming newsletters. Hope you can join us again for next month’s blog hop on the 18th. Thanks!
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Rosewood January 23, 2011 - 9:22 pm

Instead of a cup of skim milk (no fat) and a cup of cream (lots of fat) I just went with two cups of whole milk and called it a day.

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Rosewood January 23, 2011 - 9:22 pm

Instead of a cup of skim milk (no fat) and a cup of cream (lots of fat) I just went with two cups of whole milk and called it a day.

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Sarah January 21, 2011 - 10:26 am

Once again an amazing soup recipe! You know our readers said Baked Potato soup was their favorite when we polled them. I they’d love this!
I might have asked, but have you ever blog hopped before? We’d love it if you contributed your soup recipe to our blog hop on favorite soups, it’s a great way to get links back to your site. Really easy too and we’re live until midnight tonight.
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Sarah January 21, 2011 - 10:26 am

Once again an amazing soup recipe! You know our readers said Baked Potato soup was their favorite when we polled them. I they’d love this!
I might have asked, but have you ever blog hopped before? We’d love it if you contributed your soup recipe to our blog hop on favorite soups, it’s a great way to get links back to your site. Really easy too and we’re live until midnight tonight.
You can check out our blog hop here:
https://blog.recipelion.com/fabulous-food-friday-january-blog-hop/
Thanks,
Sarah
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Jen January 20, 2011 - 11:50 pm

You’re soup looks wonderful! My question is… do you drain the water off the potatoes or did you add the milk etc, to the pot as is? Thanks!!

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Jen January 20, 2011 - 11:50 pm

You’re soup looks wonderful! My question is… do you drain the water off the potatoes or did you add the milk etc, to the pot as is? Thanks!!

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Leigh January 19, 2011 - 4:58 pm

I am not much of a cook, but have been craving loaded baked potato soup, so I’m very excited to try this one!

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Leigh January 19, 2011 - 4:58 pm

I am not much of a cook, but have been craving loaded baked potato soup, so I’m very excited to try this one!

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Jun January 18, 2011 - 2:14 am

That is what I call a comforting bowl of soup. Would love to have it anytime of the day!

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Jun January 18, 2011 - 2:14 am

That is what I call a comforting bowl of soup. Would love to have it anytime of the day!

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HollyL January 11, 2011 - 2:34 pm

This is one of my all time favorite soups! Mmm yours sounds delish!

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HollyL January 11, 2011 - 2:34 pm

This is one of my all time favorite soups! Mmm yours sounds delish!

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Emily O. January 11, 2011 - 11:31 am

I was planning on making potato broccoli soup for dinner tonight so I’m excited to try your recipe.

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Emily O. January 11, 2011 - 11:31 am

I was planning on making potato broccoli soup for dinner tonight so I’m excited to try your recipe.

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Sarah K January 11, 2011 - 9:31 am

Looks and sounds yummy. Could you clarify for me when to add the broccoli? It looks like it’s listed twice in step 2 and again in step 4. Thanks.

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Sarah K January 11, 2011 - 9:31 am

Looks and sounds yummy. Could you clarify for me when to add the broccoli? It looks like it’s listed twice in step 2 and again in step 4. Thanks.

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Jody, RD January 11, 2011 - 9:00 am

This looks awesome! I just made a different recipe for potato cheese soup last night for a future review on my blog. Wish I had just waited one day… then I could have tried this one too!

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Jody, RD January 11, 2011 - 9:00 am

This looks awesome! I just made a different recipe for potato cheese soup last night for a future review on my blog. Wish I had just waited one day… then I could have tried this one too!

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Jane January 11, 2011 - 8:09 am

Looks warm and comforting! 🙂

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Jane January 11, 2011 - 8:09 am

Looks warm and comforting! 🙂

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SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen January 11, 2011 - 8:02 am

I’m glad you enjoyed the soup, Laura!!

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SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen January 11, 2011 - 8:02 am

I’m glad you enjoyed the soup, Laura!!

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