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Recipe: Easy Homemade Baked Potato Soup


I know I have tried almost every recipe out there for potato soup, you know all the ones that claim to be copycats of the best steak house recipes. My favorite is Outback Steakhouse’s Baked Potato Soup, and I have been trying to recreate it for almost 10 years. This is the closest I have come to it, so I wanted to share my recipe with my readers. Of course you can always tweak this how you need to. This is a very thick soup, or Stewp as Rachael Ray would say!

4 cups of whole milk
4 cups of chicken broth/stock
1 large onion, diced finely
1 package of bacon, fried and chopped, save bacon grease
1 teaspoon of black pepper
1 teaspoon of salt
3/4 cup of butter
3/4 cup of flour
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 lbs of potatoes, scrubbed clean, skins on
8oz bag/block of shredded cheddar cheese
2 stalks of celery, diced
Sour Cream
Green Onions

-Bake your potatoes until they are soft, just as if you were making a baked potato. I did mine in the microwave. (Don’t forget to pierce them so they don’t explode) Set them aside to cool so you can peel them.
-Cook your bacon in a large pan, remove grease except for 2-3 tablespoons, on low/med heat.
-Saute your onions in the bacon grease until they become translucent, add in the garlic. celery, salt, and pepper.
-Pour in your chicken stock and bring to a low boil. Stir frequently.
-Pour in 3 cups of milk, stir.
-In a separate sauce pan, melt the butter, add in the flour while whisking to make a roux. Let this cook for a min or so, do not let it burn.
-Whisk in 1 cup of the milk to the sauce pan, don’t stop whisking or it will be lumpy. You are making the thickening agent to the soup. Once this has thickened, pour into large soup pot while whisking in the soup pot.
-In a separate bowl, peel the skins off of your potatoes. Cube your potatoes, and mash about 1/2 of them. Throw them into the soup pot.
– Once that comes together, pour in the entire 8oz bag of cheese.
-Stir, taste, and add seasoning as needed. I also add in about 1/3 of the chopped, cooked bacon at this point.
-Serve in a bowl with cheese, bacon, green onions, and sour cream.


ann hengst

Monday 14th of October 2019

This soup looks so good and tummy filling on a cold day. I will have to try this one as we like potato soup and this one look much yummier. thanks

ellen beck

Thursday 26th of April 2018

I love a good potato soup.On a cold day there is nothing better! I like how with this soup you can really jazz it up even more. It looks great!


Friday 25th of March 2016

I have never tasted home made potato soup. This really looks good. I've only tried the can soup and it tasted like paste.

Laura Bowman

Monday 7th of March 2016

This looks amazing! Potato soup is one of my absolute favorites but I haven't found the perfect recipe yet..maybe this will be it for me :)


Wednesday 30th of December 2015

This looks delicious. I've never tried to make soup before. I'll have to follow the instructions very carefully. And cut the garlic down.