This creamy loaded potato soup recipe is filled with sauteed celery & onion, potatoes, a creamy potato base, and topped with bacon, cheese, and chives.
Potato soup is perfect for cold weather. This is a recipe for loaded potato soup so, just like a loaded baked potato, it’s best to top it with bacon, cheese, sour cream, and chopped chives. The cheese will begin to melt to make it extra delicious and gooey.
Ingredients for Creamy Loaded Potato Soup
- Russet Potatoes
- Chicken Broth
- Celery Stalks
- Half & half
- Butter; Can be substituted with reserved bacon grease
- Salt & Pepper
- Bacon Pieces
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Sour Cream
- Chopped Chives
How to Make the Soup Creamy
I always wondered how chefs get soup so creamy yet thick, and then I realized they’re blending some of the potatoes, but not all of it. This allows for a thicker soup that holds the creamy potato flavor through every bite.
I also add half & half to my soup to give it a creaminess. Half & half is half whole milk and half cream. If you are like me and often forget this at the store you can make a substitute half & half right at home.
Can you freeze potato soup?
You can, but it’s best not to. Both potatoes and milk products like half & half become watery and grainy after they are frozen and later thawed.
How long does potato soup last in the refrigerator?
Potato soup can be safely stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.