Easy & Delicious Loaded Potato Soup Recipe

Easy & Delicious Loaded Potato Soup Recipe


Leftover Ham Pieces

Leftover ham bone and 1 cup of ham cut into small pieces or smoked pig hock or 1 ham end


4- Large russet, peeled


8- Bacon Sliced


4 Tbsp

Garlic Cloves

2- Minced

Yellow Onion

1/4 Cup- Chopped


1/3 Cup


2 Cups

Half & Half

1 Cup

*Saved* Potato Water

2 Cups


1 Tsp

Garlic Salt

1/2 Tsp

Black Pepper

1/2 Tsp

Mild Cheddar

1 Cup, Shredded

Sharp Cheddar

1 Cup, Shredded

Sour Cream

1 Cup

Chives or Green Onion

Minced (For garnish)

  • Peel potatoes and cut them into bite-sized chunks. Put into a pot. Add in leftover ham and ham bone. Fill the pot with water to cover the potatoes and bone.
  • Boil potatoes and ham until potatoes are soft and will break apart easily when a fork is inserted into them.
  • Strain potatoes and save potato water to add back into soup (This will be deliciously flavored by the ham bone.
  • Meanwhile in a skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crisp. Reserve bacon fat. Once the bacon has cooled, crumble it into small pieces.
  • In a large pot, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add in bacon grease, garlic, and onion, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until the onion is tender.
  •       In a small bowl add milk and half and half, whisk in flour and salt, garlic salt, and pepper slowly add milk mixture to the pan stirring continuously.
  •       Whisk in the saved potato water and continue to simmer for approximately 5-7 mins. The mixture will start to thicken.
  • Add cheese, bacon, and sour cream. Remove pan from heat and add cooked potato chunks.
  •       Stir to break potatoes apart. Serve hot and garnish with cheese, bacon, and chives or green onion.

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