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Loaded Potato Soup

Here in Utah it is still full on WINTER. 
I am definitely ready for the cold to be gone and
 have some sunny warm weather again!!
{Although we have had a sneak peak of the sun over the weekend!}

I do have to say though, one thing I LOVE about Winter is

Who else loves soup on a cold day?!?

A couple of weeks ago it was a wintery snowy day outside and I was in the mood 
for some comfort food....homemade soup!!

This particular day I wanted to try something new I haven't done before 
so I got browsing online and found this yummy looking soup at My called...

Doesn't the name scream delicious!!

Let me tell you...this is THE BEST homemade soup I have had in along time.
 I will definitely be making it again very soon before spring gets here! Everyone in the family loved it!!

Because of this, I HAVE to share this recipe with all of you!

Here is a peek at what it looks like:

Doesn't it look Amazing?!? It was so easy to make and its pretty healthy too!

Here is the recipe:



  • (6-ounce) red potatoes
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil 
  • 1/2 cup prechopped onion 
  • 1 1/4 cups fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups 1% low-fat milk, divided 
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • bacon slices, halved 
  • 1.5 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1/3 cup) 
  • 4 teaspoons thinly sliced green onions


  1. 1. Pierce potatoes with a fork. Microwave on HIGH 13 minutes or until tender. Cut in half; cool slightly.
  2. 2. While potatoes cook, heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté 3 minutes. Add broth. Combine flour and 1/2 cup milk then add thatto pan. Then add 1 1/2 cups milk. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Cook 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in sour cream, salt, and pepper.
  3. 3. Arrange bacon on a paper towel on a microwave-safe plate. Cover with a paper towel and microwave on HIGH for 4 minutes. Crumble bacon.
  4. 4. Discard potato skins {Optional}. Coarsely mash or cube potatoes into soup. Top with cheese, green onions, and bacon.
When I made this I doubled the recipe which fed 7 of us with a little bit left over. I didn't want to get rid of the potato skins. I love red potatoes so I left them on and it also adds a little color to the soup! I didn't want to mash them up either so I cubed them and put them into it. 

Tip: I made the soup in the early afternoon. I put everything in except the sour cream. I left that until I reheated the soup before we ate. It was nice to have it all made ahead of time and then just add that when reheating it!

I hope this will warm you up on a cold gloomy day as well!! 

**To see the original recipe, go HERE to My

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  1. Jill, this soup is amazing. What time should I be over with my spoon! :D

  2. That looks, sounds and smells like heaven- saying hi from the hop- happy monday :)

  3. This looks so yummy! I love baked potatoes and this is even better in a soup form! We are having a party at Tumbleweed Contessa - What'd You Do This Weekend? This would be great to add to our selection. Hope you can bring it over.

    Have a wonderful day,

  4. Yummmmmy! This looks good as I'm watching it snow out my window!!!

  5. Thanks for linking up this post to The Best Blog Recipe’s Weekend re-Treat #7!

    I know I’m running a little bit behind in pinning but I wanted to stop by and pin your image to My Link Parties Craft/DIY & Recipe Boards while I was here.

    Hope to see you link up again at the party this weekend!



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