Dinner Tonight: Andrea’s Baked Potato Soup

I love it when I get to share one of my bestie’s recipes with you!  Around here, we’re big on inviting each other over for dinner, so I’m often getting to enjoy the yummy food of my friends.  One night in the fall, my family was eating at Andrea’s  house and she served us this amazing Baked Potato Soup…and I of course, wanted to make it myself and share it with you.

I’m going to go ahead right and declare this the best Baked Potato Soup I’ve ever had. Ever. Period.
 And it’s easy to make too…win, win.

Thank you Andrea for the recipe…and more than that, thank you for always opening your home to my family and sharing a meal with us.  The McAnallys are like family…and there is nothing better in this world than friends who are like family. XO

This recipe serves 4 adults.

Shopping List
2/3 cup butter
2/3 cup flour
6 cups milk (I used all 2%)
4 large Russet potatoes, baked and the insides scooped out
12 slices of cooked bacon (we used turkey bacon), chopped
12 chopped green onions
1 1/2 cups Cheddar cheese, grated and divided
1 cup sour cream
salt and pepper

In a large soup pot over medium-high heat, melt your butter.  Once melted, whisk in your flour and stir about a minute.  Slowly pour in your milk and continue to whisk.  Whisk constantly until it thickens up and is a little bubbly (it only took about 10 minutes for mine to thicken but it could take you a bit longer.  If you use a lot of skim milk, it will take longer.).

Once it’s nice and thick, carefully stir in what you scooped out of your potatoes, most of your bacon (reserving some for garnish), most of your chopped green onions (reserving some for garnish) and one cup of your Cheddar.  Add in a generous pinch of both salt and pepper.

Stir everything together until the cheese is nice and melted and then stir in your sour cream.

Now, you’re ready to serve!  Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with remaining pieces of bacon, cheese and green onions.

I really cannot think of a better recipe to make on a cold winter night than this yummy soup.  Thank you again so much to sweet Andrea for sharing this with me!  Love you friend!

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  • Narci January 27, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Looks delicious! 🙂

  • Aundi January 27, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    We made this back in the fall when Andrea posted the website on her blog, and I completely agree that this is the best baked potato soup ever! So cozy and yummy!!!

  • Aundi January 27, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    We made this back in the fall when Andrea posted the website on her blog, and I completely agree that this is the best baked potato soup ever! So cozy and yummy!!!

  • Barbara Williams January 27, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    This is a staple in our house during the winter months. We have it at least once a week. Love love love! Our ABSOLUTE favorite.

  • Laurie S January 27, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    This looks so delicious, even at 7:55am! Thanks Andrea and Shay!

  • Paula January 27, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Shay, I just sat down to look through AG with my little girls.
    GRACE!!! The French Bakery & "treats magnifiques". Is K dying! Birthday & Christmas =DONE!
    I thought of you both immediately! 😉

  • Olivia January 27, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Interesting…I've never done potato soup like this (baking first and scooping out insides)…obviously makes sense given its name 🙂 Sounds delicious and I can't wait to try.

  • Whitney Caves January 28, 2015 at 3:16 am

    I made this back when Andrea posted it and it was SO good. Definitely the best potato soup I've ever had!

  • Anonymous February 25, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    Can you just use normal golden potatoes or do they need to be russet?

  • Mix and Match Mama February 25, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    For this recipe, I would really use a good starchy potato like a Russet or Idaho. It's so good! Enjoy!

  • Anonymous February 26, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Oh my goodness–I made this to take to work and we all LOVED it! SO good and easy. Thanks to you and Andrea for sharing the recipe!


  • Anonymous March 1, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Hey, I'm new to cooking and never have made potato soup, so this may be a stupid question but how did you bake the potatoes?

  • Mix and Match Mama March 1, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    I usually bake my potatoes on a cookie sheet at 400 degrees for about an hour. They'll be good to go :).

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