Saturday, December 11, 2010

Baked Potato Soup

Frog Prince has been requesting a "baked potato soup".

Being a good wife, I of course, added it to our weekly menu in an attempt to make his desired bowl of soup.

Only problem was, when it came to "soup night", I was stuck in the lab, working with students.

So, my dear husband, mother and sister went to work preparing this yummy soup.

It sure is a winner!

Baked Potato Soup - Finding Joy in My Kitchen
{Print Recipe}

  • 5 C diced russet potatoes {about 5 medium potatoes}
  • water to cover the potatoes
  • 6 oz. chopped broccoli {frozen or fresh}
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 C milk*
  • 1 C cream*
  • 1 C extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 C bacon bits
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
*Alternatively, you can use all milk, or all half-and-half.


Boil potatoes in water; season with salt and cover allowing the potatoes to cook for about 30 minutes.  Stir potatoes occasionally to prevent them from sticking to the bottom of the soup kettle.

Mash the potatoes a few times with a potato masher. The consistency should be similar to very thick applesauce.


 Then, add in onion and broccoli.

Allow the broccoli to cook for about 5-7 additional minutes, until slightly tender.

Meanwhile, shred the cheese.

Pour milk and/or cream into the soup mixture.  Heat until warmed throughout. Remove from the burner.

Then, add the shredded cheddar cheese and stir until melted.  Sprinkle in bacon.  Season with paprika and garlic powder.

Serve with a crusty bread.

**Updated (12/12/11):  Today, we made this first by boiling the potatoes, adding in the onion & broccoli as directed above and then transferring it to a crockpot.  Once in the crockpot (on low), I added half and half, seasonings and cheddar cheese.  I allowed the soup to cook in the crockpot for 2 hours or so on low and then served it with crumbled bacon and extra cheese.  The crockpot method worked great!

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  1. Wow that looks great! I bet it's great with your french bread!!! :)

  2. Looks super yummy! Hope to make this one soon. Soups are a favorite during these colder months! Thanks

  3. Your soup looks so good. This would be a good soup day here, my honey would love your recipe. Thank you for sharing and you have a great week!

  4. i made baked potato soup this week too! it was delicious!

  5. We just finished making a big pot of curry chicken soup, but our next soup-making extravaganza will definitely involve this delicious sounding (and looking!) soup. Thank you!

  6. Yum yum - bookmarked and SAVED! This will be perfect on a snowy evenings :)

  7. This soup looks wonderful. I cant wait to try it out. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  8. okay. this might be a dumb question but are you dumping the water before mashing the potatoes?

  9. @ Stacey --

    Great question! No. You won't need to dump off the water. By the time the potatoes are cooked there will be very little water left with the potatoes. If your potatoes are done and there's still a lot of water left, then, dump off most of it, so the water is just enough to make the potatoes moist when you mash them.

    Hope it turns out tasty for you!

  10. Thanks SnoWhite...I can't wait to try this. I LOVE potatoes!

  11. This looks yummy! Check out my recipe for baked potato soup. It is very good also. I'm going to have to try this one out.

  12. Thanks for answering the question about the water and the potatoes. I was just about to ask or take a wild guess... Smells great and I think it will be perfect for dinner in our rainy and cold weather :)

  13. i have been wanting to make bpotato soup for a looong time and never have. this recipe seems simple enouhg. it has been bookmarked and printed and i am for sure making it in the next couple of weeks and going to serve it with some nice sourdough baguette!!

  14. This looks so rich! I love this one. Very nice for a cold weather.
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  15. I made this tonight with a little chicken broth I needed to use up instead of all water, only had half n half instead of cream, used 2 T of minced onion since I did not have any actual onion, and added a little bit of garlic--AMAZING! I need to get some more broccoli to use with all the potatoes we have currently because this was really good!! Thanks for sharing, my friend!

  16. Just made this soup tonight. It was AMAZING. Thank you for sharing. I use a lot of your recipes.


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