Loaded Baked Potato Soup

COPYCAT LOADED BAKED POTATO SOUP -Creamy and thick, this potato soup is topped with savory cheese, fresh chives and crumbled bacon. It tastes just like O’Charley’s loaded baked potato soup!

 

Prep Time 10 minutes /Cook Time 50 minutes / Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 -8 servings

Ingredients

3 lbs red potatoes
chicken stock (enough to cover potatoes)
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
4 cups half-and-half
4 cups milk
16 oz Velveeta cheese melted
3 cans Campbell’s Cheddar Cheese soup
2 tsp Black pepper more or less, to taste
2 tsp Garlic powder more or less, to taste
1 1/2 – 2 tsp hot sauce
1/2 lb bacon cooked and crumbled
1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
Fresh chives chopped

Instructions

  • Wash and scrub potatoes. Dry, and dice into 1/2″ cubes. Place potatoes in a large pot, cover with chicken stock, bring to a boil. Boil for approximately 10 minutes, or until they are 3/4 of the way cooked. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large dutch oven or stock pot, melt butter over MED heat. Add flour and whisk until smooth. Let flour mixture cook about 1-2 minutes.
  • Carefully pour in half and half and milk, whisking constantly. Continue whisking until liquid is smooth and starts to thicken slightly.
  • Add in melted Velveeta cheese and whisk to combine. Add in the cans of cheddar cheese soup and whisk until everything is smooth.
  • Stir in hot sauce, pepper and garlic powder.
  • Add in boiled potatoes, stir, and place lid on pot.
  • Cook over LOW heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

To Serve:

Top individual servings with a sprinkling of cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon and fresh chives.

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