Baked Potato Soup Extraordinaire

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Recipe: #31458

February 18, 2019


"The beautiful table setting with a tureen of this creamy delicious potato soup along with a great selection of meat, cheese and vegetable tray made for an awesome lunch on that long ago day. We loved that soup so unlike any potato soup I had ever tasted and of course I begged the recipe which shares a place in our family cookbook. In loving memory of that beautiful awesome Chef Extraordinaire who shared both a fabulous lunch and the recipe"

Original is 4-6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (651.9 g)
  • Calories 550.8
  • Total Fat - 32.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 16.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 96 mg
  • Sodium - 2090.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 38.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.1 g
  • Sugars - 2.7 g
  • Protein - 27.5 g
  • Calcium - 218.1 mg
  • Iron - 3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 15.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In fry pan cook bacon until nice and crispy, cool and crumble for garnish

Step 2

Bake and dice potatoes (I bake in microwave)

Step 3

In a large pot over medium heat melt butter and saute onions until translucent

Step 4

Add in flour stir to make a roux

Step 5

Add in water, chicken broth, cornstarch, instant mashed potatoes, and spices stir well and bring to just a boil

Step 6

Lower heat and simmer about 5 or 6 minutes

Step 7

Step 8

Add in diced potatoes, whipping cream and again bring to just a boil, lower heat and simmer about 15 minutes or until it thickens.

Step 9

If your soup seems too thick stir in extra half and half or whole milk to thin

Step 10

Prepare garnishes and place in mini bowls

Step 11

Serve in soup tureen with garnishes on the side


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


This is really a delicious soup! Creamy and filled with delightful flavor. Followed all as directed, but added a bit more of the thyme that I had dried from last years garden and a tad more dried basil. We also topped it with cheese or swirled it right into the soup. We all loved this extraordinary soup and it will be made again. Thanks so much, Gerry, for sharing. Made it for Billboard Tag game, played here on this site.


review by:
(12 Apr 2022)


This is absolutely the best potato soup I have ever had! I made it the day before eating just so that all the flavours would come through. Made one change in the technique. I riced all the potatoes as I did not have any of the instant. The soup was so creamy and delish! Thank you Gerry for another wonderful keeper! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.


review by:
(17 Jan 2021)

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