A bowl of baked potato soup with bacon.
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Baked Potato Soup

I had baked a couple of potatoes at the end of last week for this soup, but I didn’t get around to making it until tonight. It made it a lot easier to already have the potato part done. This is a really good, hearty, comfort food type of dish. I seasoned it with more salt and pepper at the end, and ate a nice big bowl. This would also be good with a dollop of sour cream on top. Yum!

 A bowl of baked potato soup with bacon.

Spoonful of baked potato soup with bacon.
Baked Potato Soup
Allrecipes Kristi Teague

“A good friend who runs a bed-and-breakfast game me this creamy potato soup recipe that’s become a winter favorite,’ recalls Kristi Teague of Southside, Tennessee. ‘A dash of hot sauce a little basil give it special flavor.”

Prep Time: 10 Min
Cook Time: 20 Min
Ready In: 30 Min

Yield 4 servings

3 bacon strips, diced
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 cups chicken broth
2 large baked potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 cup half-and-half cream
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
Shredded Cheddar cheese
Minced fresh parsley

In a large saucepan, cook bacon until crisp. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. Set bacon aside. Saute onion and garlic in the drippings until tender. Stir in flour, salt, basil and pepper; mix well. Gradually add broth. Bring to boil; boil and stir for 2 minutes. Add the potatoes, cream and hot pepper sauce; heat through but do not boil. Garnish with bacon, cheese and parsley.

MacGourmet Rating: 4 Stars

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.


  • Denise

    Love your photos!! Your lighting is just amazing. Any tips?

    I love potato soup. I just recently made potato leek soup and it was amazing, but with a totally different taste. I was surprised how much I liked it. The recipe is on my blog if you want to try it. I’m following you now. Wow…that sounds stalkerish. 😉

  • Ashley

    Haha!! Not stalkerish at all, Denise. Glad you stopped by 🙂 I’ll definitely check out your recipe, too…I’ll add it to my never ending pile of recipes to try. It’s seriously insane how many I have that I want to try 😉

    As for lighting, if you have good natural light in your house (which I don’t, unfortunately), that’s your best bet. I actually got a separate light for still photography shots, and I color correct a bit in Aperture on my Mac when the colors are funky. For the last few months, my kitchen has been in the middle of a remodel, so I don’t have my usual light set up – if you want a good laugh, you can check out the photos on my old old posts back where my blog was originally hosted (chopaholic.livejournal.com). I think having a lot of light and just taking photos every day are really what will help make your photos better. That, and not minding if your food gets cold while you fuss over snapping photos 😉

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