Cheddar Baked Potato Soup

by Erin

Food served in bowls always seems to be the most comforting, and this cheddar baked potato soup is no exception.

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Soup. It’s just about the only food I can think about other than pizza since the holidays, so be prepared for more of both. Not really sure what about January makes me want pizza, but soup at least makes sense. Even though the temperatures are not quite right for this time of year (high of 66 today? Seriously?), it’s cool enough for a bowl of comforting and creamy warmth.  And this quick soup will fill you up right and keep you warm from the inside-out. I enjoyed my first (and second) serving with a rosemary roll, MmMmm!

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For anyone who made the usual resolution to eat healthier, this isn’t really the recipe for you. Although I did use 2% instead of whole milk! Does that make up for the heavy cream and cheese load? Probably not so I guess it’s a good thing my resolution* didn’t involve anything in the food section. Although I just realized while typing, that this was made before New Years so it wouldn’t have mattered either way! Guess it does for all of you though doesn’t it? Boo, my apologies for not sharing sooner.

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*What was my new years resolution? To relax. I know that may sound kind of odd, but I have a hard time allowing myself to do just that. It’s no wonder my upper back and shoulders are always tense. Go-go-go all the time yet somehow I have managed my 26 years on this earth without coffee. I am an enigma to most people.

Post updated 3/28/19, picture shown above is the original.

One year ago: Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix


Serves 8-10


6 Tbsp unsalted butter

1/2 lb. bacon, chopped

1 onion, chopped

3 carrots, chopped

3 ribs celery, finely chopped

2 Tbsp fresh minced garlic

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 cups chicken stock

1 cup heavy cream

1 cup whole or 2% milk

12 oz light beer

4 lbs russet potatoes, peeled and chopped

1 cup grated extra sharp Cheddar

1 cup grated white sharp Cheddar

1 Tbsp hot sauce (optional)

1 Tbsp Worcestershire


  1. In a stockpot over medium heat, heat the butter, and add chopped bacon until cooked. Add the onion, carrot, celery, and garlic for about 5 minutes. Add flour to the pan and continue to stir for a couple of minutes. Add salt and pepper. Add the stock, then whisk in the milk, cream, and beer. Add in the potatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Add the cheeses, 1/2 cup at a time, stir to melt after each addition. Add more salt and pepper, to taste. Add hot sauce and Worcestershire, if desired.

Source: Adapted slightly from She’s Becoming Doughmesstic.

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Jolene April 6, 2019 - 7:12 am

So many of my favorite things in one bowl, this looks amazing!

Hannah Lewis April 4, 2019 - 8:53 am

OMG I need this immediately in my life.

spiffycookie April 4, 2019 - 10:49 am

Yes do it! It’s not too warm for this soup yet!

Anne Lawton April 3, 2019 - 5:40 pm

That soup looks like one big bowl of comfort. I love all of that bacon on top!

spiffycookie April 4, 2019 - 10:49 am

Gotta have a mini mountain of bacon

Liz @ Books n' Cooks March 30, 2019 - 8:11 am

My husband would love this. And my mom.
<3 the crispy bacon on top

spiffycookie April 1, 2019 - 8:55 am

Who wouldn’t love it!?

Colleen - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck March 29, 2019 - 5:55 pm

Yeah for soup…especially potato soup! There’s not way to pass this one up…it just looks too good!

spiffycookie April 1, 2019 - 8:55 am

Thanks Colleen!

Ellen March 29, 2019 - 9:10 am

This is one of my absolute favorite soups! Can you believe I’ve never made it. Pinning this to make soon!

spiffycookie April 1, 2019 - 8:55 am

You must if it’s a favorite! Much better homemade. Plus you can add extra cheese or bacon ;-)

Karen March 28, 2019 - 3:58 pm

Wow, the difference in the photos is amazing! Your soup sounds fabulous.

Nicole March 28, 2019 - 9:30 am

I love baked potato soup and this looks so creamy and smooth and delicious! Love that boost of cheddar and now I really want a bowl! Plus… bacon!

BigFatBaker March 16, 2012 - 10:30 am

Umm yeah. I want this! I am the same as Stephanie…total weakness for me. I love to add crispy bacon for extra fat-ness :)

spiffycookie March 16, 2012 - 10:32 am

Haha nothing wrong with extra bacon!

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. January 8, 2012 - 6:58 pm

Baked potato soup is a weakness of mine! I would love to cozy up with a big bowl of this soup!

Baker Street January 7, 2012 - 3:19 am

Cheese and bacon! It just doesn’t get better than this.

Barbara @ Barbara Bakes January 6, 2012 - 7:56 pm

Looks delicious. I love all the cheese and bacon!

[email protected] January 6, 2012 - 5:47 pm

Relax! What a great resolution!! I need to add that one to my list! Such a creamy bowl of soup!! I want it!

[email protected] January 6, 2012 - 2:17 pm

Oooo, I haven’t had baked potato soup in forever and yours looks fabulous! Time to break out the big soup pot! Buzzed!

Cassie January 6, 2012 - 2:03 pm

baked potato soup used to be my favorite but I haven’t had it in so long. this looks fabulous!

claire @ the realistic nutritionist January 6, 2012 - 12:23 pm

Warm, cozy and perfect soup recipe for winter :)

amanda @ fake ginger January 6, 2012 - 12:19 pm

Love this! Potato soup is one of my favs!

Kelly January 6, 2012 - 12:19 pm

Yummy!! Love this recipe, perfect for the winter months! :)

Lisa January 6, 2012 - 10:13 am

This soup looks and sounds amazing. Perfct Winter comfort soup. Love the kick of the hot sauce! That said, what SRC group are you in? I’m hoping A, would love to get your blog ;)

Mel January 6, 2012 - 8:18 am

I’ve got a cold, so right now this looks amazing. I totally want a bowl right now. And maybe a tea, since I’m not a coffee drinker either.

Kathryn January 6, 2012 - 7:34 am

This looks so rich and delicious, perfect for cold weather! Also high five from another non-coffee drinker!

spiffycookie January 6, 2012 - 8:02 am

Yay! I’m so glad there are others like me, we need to start a club.


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