Soup | October 30, 2015

Loaded Baked Potato Soup in Bread Bowls

This Loaded Baked Potato Soup in Bread Bowls is the perfect meal for your trick or treat night! It’s always easier to get your kids to eat on Halloween night if you have a tradition of making something fun to eat. I love this Loaded Baked Potato Soup because it’s a quick, easy, filling and delicious. You can load it up with extra toppings, or serve it straight out of the pot.

I found these cute bread bowls at Harmons Grocery in Farmington, if you don’t live close to Harmons, you can pick up any type of small loaf artisan or french bread and carve out the middle. I loved the Harmons loaf, it was a bit more dense than other bread bowls I have purchased, which was perfect for holding a thick rich bowl of soup. We used the carved out pieces for dunking in the soup. Mmmmmm. So good.

Don’t you love the little stem made out of pretzel?
Happy Halloween!

5 from 2 votes
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Author abountifulkitchen

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 cups milk plus additional for thinning soup
  • 1 cup cheese
  • 2 cups baked potato scooped out or in chunks
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • crumbled cooked bacon
  • additional grated cheese
  • sour cream
  • chopped chives or green onion

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a stockpot over medium to medium high heat. Add flour, whisk and continue to cook for about two minutes, add salt and pepper. Whisk in broth. Stir until smooth. Turn heat to medium.
  2. Slowly add milk, continue to whisk. Add grated cheese and whisk. Fold in cooked potato. Cook until bubbly and smooth. Just before serving, add sour cream. Heat until bubbly. Turn heat to simmer.
  3. Scoop out bread bowls. Serve soup in bowls, add milk if the soup gets too thick.
  4. Top with crumbled bacon, grated cheese, chives, and a spoonful of sour cream.
  5. Serves 2-4, about 1 1/2 cup servings.

Recipe Notes

-I used potato that had been baked a few days earlier. I scooped the potato into a bowl and used the skins for baked potato skins. If you are baking the potatoes for this recipe, scrub the skins, bake the potatoes to use in this recipe. It is not necessary to peel the potato before chopping for the soup.

-This recipe may require more salt and or pepper depending on the amount of flavor in the broth.

-This recipe is easily doubled.

-I’ve seen bread bowls in Harmon’s Dick’s Market, Lee’s Market and Smith’s Grocery. 

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  1. Have never seen potato soup bread bowls better than these! Adorbs! And a baked potatoe done ahead? Never knew! ….Several twists of cracked pepper as a finisher – my favorite

  2. Great recipe. Have you ever baked the potatoes and used them later ( I just bake, cool and refrigerate) to make potato salad ? The taste is so much better than boiling the potatoes for the salad.

    1. Kim,

      You may use any type of cheese in this soup, I love sharp cheddar the very best. I just noticed I did not specify the type of cheese! Any medium to sharp cheddar will work, and if you like the taste of American cheese, lots of people like the way Velveta melts into cheese soup. I’m personally not a fan and prefer cheddar cheese!
      thanks for reading ABK,
      Si

  3. 5 stars
    I loved that most of things in this recipe I had on hand. It saved my bacon when I was in a pinch for dinner. Creamy and delicious.