Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Loaded Baked Potato Soup
  • Prep Time: 20 Min.
  • Cook Time: 20 Min.
  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 6 slices uncooked bacon, sliced crosswise into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1 (14 1/2 oz.) can chicken broth
  • 1 (12 oz.) can PET® Evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onion, plus 2 tablespoons for garnish
  • 2 large baking potatoes, baked or microwaved until tender
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided


  • COOK bacon in large saucepan over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.
  • ADD flour to 3 tablespoons bacon drippings, stirring until smooth. Gradually stir in chicken broth and milk. Add green onions. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently.
  • DICE 1 unpeeled potato into 1/2-inch pieces. Peel remaining potato. Mash with fork. Add potatoes to soup mixture. Stir in salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in 3/4 cup cheese and reserved bacon. Garnish individual servings with remaining cheese and green onions.