Cheesy Bacon Baked Potato Soup

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Cheesy bacon baked potato soup is comfort food at its best.

I know that we’re officially into spring now. But in the Midwest, we’ve still got plenty of cold spring days left that call for big bowls of steaming soup. You have lots of time to get another soup into the dinner rotation before you’re ready to switch to warmer weather recipes.

Baked Potato Soup with Colby-Jack Cheese and Bacon | https://www.roseclearfield.com

Baked Potato Soup with Colby-Jack Cheese and Bacon | https://www.roseclearfield.com

I am all about quick dinner recipes and don’t make a lot of dishes that require multiple pans and more than an hour of prep. I know baking the potatoes adds an extra step and more time. But I promise it’s about the easiest extra step imaginable for a dinner recipe. If you do weekly meal prep, bake your potatoes during this prep period. You’ll get so much else done while they’re cooking. If you don’t, just get them baked any time within a day or two of when you plan to make the soup. The time frame is completely flexible. You can also bake a few extra potatoes to use as a side with another dinner, part of a weekend breakfast, etc.

Baked Potato Soup with Colby-Jack Cheese and Bacon | https://www.roseclearfield.com

The rest of the prep is really straightforward. Usually, I get the potatoes peeled and chopped and the onion chopped, and then I start the roux for the soup.

Baked Potato Soup with Colby-Jack Cheese and Bacon | https://www.roseclearfield.com

Cheesy bacon baked potato soup reheats perfectly. (I have it pictured here in my little reheat pan. I make the soup in a much larger pot.) If you’re like me and cooking for just two people, this recipe makes enough for two dinners. Or you can eat it together for dinner one night, and then enjoy it as leftovers for lunch for the next few days.

Baked Potato Soup with Colby-Jack Cheese and Bacon | https://www.roseclearfield.com

A few simple substitutes to lighten up the cheesy bacon baked potato soup

  • A mix of sweet potatoes and regular potatoes instead of all regular potatoes
  • Low-fat, skim, or 2% cheese as opposed to whole milk cheese
  • Skim or 1% milk instead of 2% or whole milk
  • Greek yogurt instead of sour cream
  • Turkey bacon instead of regular bacon

Baked Potato Soup with Colby-Jack Cheese and Bacon | https://www.roseclearfield.com

Baked Potato Soup with Colby-Jack Cheese and Bacon

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time31 mins
Course: Main Dish
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 5 cups milk
  • 4-5 small-medium sized baked potatoes (Russett or another good baking potato) peeled and cubed
  • one small yellow onion chopped
  • 1-1/4 cups Colby-Jack cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 4 slices bacon cooked until crisp
  • salt and pepper to taste freshly ground

Instructions

  • Bake the potatoes at 375 degrees for one hour. Let sit until cool enough to handle. You can bake the potatoes a few hours or even a few days in advance.
  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until it begins to brown. Stir in the flour thoroughly. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the mixture is smooth and starting to brown. Stir in the milk, one cup at a time, until blended thoroughly.
  • Stir in the chopped baked potatoes and onion. Bring the mixture to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to low. Add the cheese and sour cream. Crumble in the bacon in small pieces. Mix thoroughly. Simmer for 1-2 minutes until the cheese and sour cream have melted.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Notes

Unless otherwise noted, I use salted butter and soy milk for all of my recipes. I haven't tested them with other types of butter or milk.
Adapted from an old cookbook borrowed from the library, original source unknown.
Recipe URL: https://www.roseclearfield.com/recipe/baked-potato-soup-colby-jack-bacon

Baked Potato Soup with Colby-Jack Cheese and Bacon | https://www.roseclearfield.com

Baked Potato Soup with Colby-Jack Cheese and Bacon | https://www.roseclearfield.com

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6 thoughts on “Cheesy Bacon Baked Potato Soup”

  1. This looks pretty quick and easy to make! I’d probably steam the potatoes in my rice cooker while at the gym then come home to an easy to put together dinner. I’m always looking for ways to have at least half the cooking already finished ahead of time!

  2. Mmmm…I love a thick, creamy soup! You’re right about a few cold days left to enjoy soup this time of year. If not today, wait til tomorrow when the weather will be totally different…lol!

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