This recipe begins with baked potatoes of course! I divided the recipe in half and it still made a substantial amount of soup. I pricked two potatoes and baked them in a 400F oven for an hour. You could always use leftover mashed potatoes for this recipe, in fact I bet they would make this soup extra delicious.
From there you add the mashed potatoes, good quality sharp cheddar cheese (notice it is not orange) and season well. Seasoning is very important for this recipe, not enough salt and it will not work. After the cheese melts you remove it from the stove.
Add some sour cream and green onions and you are done! My potatoes were not mashed enough so I used an immersion blender to bring the soup together. I kept thinking, this is going to have no flavour. Where is the garlic? What about broth? Or wine? Or mirepoix???
Debra She Who Seeks says
I’m not sure whether this soup would taste the same with mashed, boiled potatoes. I suspect much of the flavour comes precisely from the fact that the potatoes are baked first. Just my suspicion!
Bohemian Single Mom says
Suzie, I am totally making this!
There is a restaurant here in our town that has a baked potato soup that my daughter LOVES.
This recipe sounds yummy and I’m going to give it a try!
Thanks for sharing!
i hadn’t even heard of baked potato soup until now. since potatoes are my fave food this will DEFINITELY be going on the To Make list. It looks so yummy 🙂 awesome!
It looks amazing! So thick and creamy and full of goodness. You’re right about the seasoning with this soup, it needs to be just right. Now I have ideas milling around, it almost sounds like a nice base for some kind of chowder as well.
Never heard of this before, how interesting.
I know I would LOVE it! Very simple really isn’t it.
Phew! I’m so glad this turned out! I LOVE this soup. And when I’m feeling in the mood to push it into decadence, I top it with crumbled cooked bacon, shredded cheese, green onion and a glorious dollop of full fat sour cream . It also freezes well (though how it lasts long enough to get to the freezer is a mystery) and heats well enough in the microwave to be a good at work lunch…
that just made me hungry.
This recipe is right on time. Other recipes called for a slow cooker or Dutch oven. I’m trying this out as I type. Thanks!