Becky Luigart-Stayner
Yield
18 servings (serving size: 1 cup soup, about 1 teaspoon bacon, about 1 tablespoon cheese, and about 1 tablespoon green onions)

Bake the potatoes and shred the cheese the day before making the Baked Potato and Bacon Soup. If the soup needs to simmer awhile on the stove, you may need to add more chicken broth.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 2

Pierce potatoes with a fork; bake at 400° for 1 hour or until tender. Cool slightly. Partially mash potatoes, including skins, with a potato masher; set aside.

Step 3

Cook bacon in a Dutch oven over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan; crumble. Add onion to bacon drippings in pan; sauté 5 minutes. Add salt, garlic, and bay leaf; sauté 2 minutes. Add potato, milk, pepper, and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in parsley, if desired. Top individual servings with bacon, green onions, and cheese.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

JIMMIC's Review

Donnaconvey
April 23, 2010
I give this soup three stars, however it would be higher if the potatoes could be chunkier. The taste was really good and I understand the why of slightly mashing the potatoes. It’s just a personal preference. I’ll make it again. Served with a green salad and fruit for dessert.

karynmorse's Review

LaurelJoy
November 24, 2009
Hearty and delicious! I only added 4 cups of milk because otherwise it would have been too watery, and the consistency turned out perfect.

gfrebel's Review

gfrebel
May 04, 2012
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mpdurfee's Review

anderson
October 10, 2013
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chelseaf2189's Review

JIMMIC
October 02, 2012
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MAdonahue's Review

Aprilbc
March 01, 2012
Really good. Substitute almond milk for the milk for a casien free soup. I like to add garnishes on top, as well as leftovers, extra cheese, and gluten free beer.

Angelyn1976's Review

DLDavisson1
September 20, 2012
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Donnaconvey's Review

mpdurfee
January 02, 2012
Yummy... I would have given it a 5 if I didn't add so much milk. I agree with the previous poster that it was too thin--next time I make it i wont add so much milk. It was especially tasty with just a little bit of bacon and shredded cheese.

LaurelJoy's Review

veryslowcook
November 08, 2011
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Aprilbc's Review

gfroese1
January 15, 2012
Being a person who dislikes cooking, this recipe wasn't only delicious but was really easy!