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Awesome Baked Potato Soup Recipe

Updated on October 2, 2012

I got this awesome baked potato soup recipe from an old man down the street named Frank who grows potatoes in his garden. Each year come harvest time Frank makes a big pot of his tasty soup, and to my delight sends me over a bowl. I've finally convinced him to tell me the recipe, and with Frank's permission I'm posting it here on the web for all of the world to enjoy.

5 stars from 5 ratings of Frank's Baked Potato Soup Recipe

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 50 min
Ready in: 1 hour 10 min
Yields: approximately 6 bowls of soup


  • 2 large baking potatoes
  • 3 green onions, sliced thin
  • 1 qt milk
  • 5 oz shredded American cheese
  • 4 crisply cooked bacon slices, drained and crumbled
  • 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp snipped fresh dill
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  1. Scrub the potatoes, and pat them dry. Use a fork to prick holes into each potato. Bake the potatoes until tender in a 425 degree F oven (40-60 minutes); allow them to cool. Halve the potatoes lengthwise, and use a spoon to remove the white portions. Discard the skins, and break up any large pieces of potato; set aside.
  2. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add half of the sliced green onions, and cook until tender. Stir in the flour, dill, salt, and pepper. Add the milk. Cook and stir until the soup thickens and begins to bubble. Add the baked potato pieces, and 1 cup of the shredded American cheese. Stir the soup until the cheese is melted.
  3. Serve. Sprinkle the top of each serving with bacon pieces, and the left over shredded cheese and green onion slices. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 bowl
Calories 740
Calories from Fat396
% Daily Value *
Fat 44 g68%
Saturated fat 25 g125%
Unsaturated fat 19 g
Carbohydrates 48 g16%
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 33 g66%
Cholesterol 130 mg43%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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      4 years ago

      Sounds awesome! . I can't wait to try it, and I'll be sure to come back and rate your baked potato soup recipe.

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      6 years ago

      Looks delicious, and I agree with your daughter tdarby that anything with baon is bound to be great.

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      7 years ago

      Wow--might have to make this right now. Plus, as my daughter says--anything with bacon is bound to be great! Thanks for the recipe.

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      7 years ago from Yogyakarta

      It Looks very delicious. I am so hungry now.

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      Linda Rogers 

      7 years ago from Minnesota

      Please thank Frank from me and thank you for putting it on HubPages. I'm making this TODAY. Do you cook the potatoes so that they don't get too mushy. Also, do you cube the potatoes??? I can't wait to make this. I'm bookmarking it so I can follow the recipe.

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      Sam Little 

      7 years ago from Wheelwright KY

      Now I am hungry. This sounds down right marvelous!


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