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Loaded Potato Soup

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Loaded Potato Soup
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 15
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Bacon, ham and potatoes come together to form a cheesy soup – a tasty lunch.
Nov 25, 2016

Ingredients

  • 1 package (375 g) bacon
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) chopped onion
  • 6 cups (1.5 L) chicken broth
  • 2 lb (1 kg) baking potatoes, peeled, cubed
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) butter
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups (1 L) milk
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) salt
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup (250 mL) diced cooked ham
  • 1 container (8 oz) sour cream
  • 2 1/2 cups (625 mL) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) sliced green onions

Steps

  • 1
    In 12-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 6 to 7 minutes or until crisp; drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon; set aside. Reserve 2 tablespoons drippings in skillet. Cook onion in bacon drippings over medium-high heat 6 minutes or until almost tender.
  • 2
    In 6-quart Dutch oven, mix onion, broth and potatoes. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cook 10 minutes or until potatoes are very tender.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in same skillet, melt butter over low heat. Stir in flour with whisk until smooth. Cook and stir 1 minute. Gradually stir in 2 cups of the milk. Pour milk mixture into potato mixture. Add remaining 2 cups milk, the salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with whisk, until mixture is thickened and bubbly.
  • 4
    Stir in ham, half of the bacon, the sour cream, 2 cups of the cheese and 1/2 cup of the green onions. Cook until thoroughly heated and cheese is melted. Evenly top individual servings with remaining bacon, 1/2 cup cheese and 1/4 cup green onions.

Nutrition Information

362 Calories, 25g Total Fat, 13g Protein, 20g Total Carbs

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 15 servings (1 cup)
Calories
362
Total Fat
25g
Saturated Fat
14g
Sodium
863mg
Total Carbs
20g
Dietary Fiber
1g
Protein
13g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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