Loaded Baked Potato Soup Recipe in Bread Bowls

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All summer my 12 year old Erica had been asking for me to make some potato soup for dinner! Hands down, it is her favorite meal.  Unfortunately for her, I am too busy making the dinners from our meal planning site (because we photograph every single one), that I never made her potato soup.  I kept telling her, “Wait till fall or your birthday!” Our meal plan subscribers don’t want soup in the middle of summer! She disagreed, but it was just too hot for me to give in.

But then, we took a trip to Disneyland, where we ate one meal in the park.  And luckily for her, in Disney California, they had a restaurant where they offered potato soup in bread bowls!  She was so excited she couldn’t think about ordering any thing else.

Well, now that fall is officially here, I gave in and made some potato soup in bread bowls for her.  She told me I was the best mom in the world!

Loaded Baked Potato Soup Recipe in Bread Bowls. Our favorite dinner- POTATO SOUP! And who doesn't love it in a homemade bread bowl??

Loaded Baked Potato Soup Recipe in Bread Bowls

To make the bread bowls, we followed the recipe for 5 Minute Artisan Bread.  As long as you remember to do this early enough in the day, it will come out perfectly.   I mixed up the dough first thing in the morning, and let it sit all day!   Then at about 4:00, I divided the dough into grapefruit sized balls, let them rise a little longer, and then baked them.

Loaded Baked Potato Soup Recipe in Bread Bowls. Our favorite dinner- POTATO SOUP! And who doesn't love it in a homemade bread bowl??

While the dough was rising, I also peeled and chopped the potatoes for the potato soup.  (full recipe below).

Loaded Baked Potato Soup Recipe in Bread Bowls. Our favorite dinner- POTATO SOUP! And who doesn't love it in a homemade bread bowl??

The children approved and there were NO leftovers!

Now, lest you think your family should be cutting potatoes out of your diet, think again!  Potatoes have:

  • More potassium than a banana!
  • More vitamin C than a sweet potato
  • Fiber- to keep your kids regular.
  • Vitamin B6 for energy metabolism
  • 6% of the recommended amount of iron.

So, pick up some potatoes at the store today and make some soup!

To make the bread bowls, the recipe is below.  we just make mini artisan loaves, and cut the top off, and dig out the inside!

Loaded Baked Potato Soup Recipe in Bread Bowls. Our favorite dinner- POTATO SOUP! And who doesn't love it in a homemade bread bowl??
Loaded Baked Potato Soup Recipe in Bread Bowls. Our favorite dinner- POTATO SOUP! And who doesn't love it in a homemade bread bowl??
Loaded Baked Potato Soup Recipe in Bread Bowls

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

4.17 from 24 votes
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Loaded Baked Potato Soup
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 445kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 stalk green onion
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 15 small russet potato
  • 4 slice turkey bacon
  • 1/4 cup butter, unsalted
  • 3 teaspoon Chicken Bouillon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 1/4 cup flour, all-purpose
  • 4 cup milk
  • 1 ounce cheddar cheese

Serve With

  • 2 cup spinach
  • 1 medium apple
  • 1 medium cucumber

Instructions

  • Slice green onions and mince garlic.
  • Peel and cube the potatoes. Boil in a large pot until just underdone- about 15 minutes. Drain potatoes but reserve about 3 cups of the water you boiled it in.
  • Meanwhile, cook the turkey bacon in a separate pan until crisp. Crumble and set aside.
  • Add butter and bouillon paste to the empty pot that you boiled the potatoes in. Saute green onions and garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste.  
  • Add the flour; stir until smooth.
  • Add milk and reserved water alternately, 1 cup at a time. Stir between each addition, cooking until it’s the consistency of a thick white sauce. Gently stir in the potatoes.
  • Dice the apple and cucumber. Add to a bowl along with the spinach; toss together.
  • Top the soup with shredded cheese, bacon, and more green onions. Serve with salad on the side.
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Nutrition

Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 391mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 11g

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75 Comments

I made this yesterday (minus the breadbowls) and added 3 finely chopped carrots when I sautéed the onions & garlic. I used an immersion blender to smooth it all out. It was DELICIOUS!!

Success! I made this for the second time and I just served bread on the side this time. I used rolls the first time and the flavor was good but I don’t think I presented it well. This time I made the soup and served it with a baguette and it was a success. We used unsweetened soy milk and it was still yummy. Thank you for a fun fall recipe!

I had baked potato soup while in florida at the cheesecake factory. Lived it then so going to try your recipe

Hi! I so want to try the recipe, but I was wondering, can The «better than bouillon paste» be replaced by something else? I am not sure my grocery stores has it…. Thanks!

Hi, I tried this recipe today with a bread bowl and it tasted amazing, thank you!

but are there any tricks to make the bread bowl less absorbent? had to pick up a phone call today, when i was done, the bowl sucked up all my soup!

Hi, I tried this recipe today with a bread bowl and it tasted amazing, thank you!

but are there any tricks to make the bread bowl less absorbent? had to pick up a phone call today, when i was done, the bowl sucked up all my soup!

I don’t eat msg either Susan. I always make chicken broth from real chicken. Great soup and great idea with the bread bowl Amy, loved it! ( the whole family loved it :))

I am a not the most practiced cook, but my milk/water blend is not thick! It is very runny. Ideas on how to fix it or where I may have gone wrong.

My soup is very runny to. I understand the making the roux with the flour and butter. But you use the butter to saute the onions first correct? I’ve stopp e d adding water at 2 and a quarter cups I’m going to finish my 4 cups of milk and let it simmer down for a while. I added carrots and celery with the green I onions sautéing them as well. Maybe adding the potatoes will thicken it? Hehe I’m cooking right now

Awesome recipe 🙂 my eldest has allergies so I eliminated the dairy and used non-soy alternatives. I didn’t have whole wheat (was still amazing). This was INCREDIBLE!!!! How successful would I be making two loaves instead of 8 bowls?
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It turned out very good. Everyone loved it. I wish I would have made the bread bowls but I’ll save it for another time. Just didn’t have to the time. The soup thickened up when I put the potatoes in. I mashed them a little with my spoon.

Hi can you find the chicken base stuff in the supermarkets in Australia? od is it order online only. Or is there a Substitute ? I cant find it in stores.

Hi Amy. I’m looking to make this on the weekend and went to the store (in Canada) and see there are several types of yeast as options to buy. What kind of yeast would you recommend (active dry yeast, instant dry yeast, etc)? Thanks!

Stefania- I’m not a good enough cook to notice any difference in the yeasts, and how they affect my breads. Honestly, I’ve used a variety and they’ve all turned out fine! LOL

Active Dry Yeast. This bread dough stays great in the fridge for quite awhile. ..look up ‘5 Minute Artisan Bread’ online for full details. It’s excellent! Becomes more of a sourdough as time passes. Anyway, Active Dry Yeast is what’s typical used in recipes or it specifies for Instant. Active Dry Yeast stores great in the freezer in an air tight jar/container, too. I hope this was helpful for you. Enjoy bread making!

The soup is delicious but that bread recipe… Oh my, I’ve been making it so often since I first saw this last summer. It’s so good and so easy. It makes the best pizza dough too, we have homemade pizza weekly now.

3 stars
The bread recipe was great! But the instructions were missing the second rise time (I went to the SHK website to double check). The soup was disappointing, I think because of the potato water that I was instructed to add back in. It would taste much better with just milk in the soup base!

Are there actually 1606 calories in this soup with bread bowl? How much without the bread bowl? Also, are the calories for both soups or only one of them. Thanks for your response!!

4 stars
Its a good recipe and makes a lot. I only wished the potatoes were represented using a weight (i.e. pounds, ounce, etc) instead of 15 small.

5 stars
Delicious! A few modifications to make it dairy free such as using Almond milk and Smart Balance butter. Had to increase to 1/2 cup flour to thicken. Quick and easy to make!

5 stars
Delicious soup. My kids kept commenting on how good it smelled while I was preparing it. The quality of the bouillon matters.

5 stars
I added some chicken to it and it was brilliant, but I think I will add some leaks next time, it would be even better with them in it! Yummm!

2 stars
this recipe does not go into much detail. literally does not even say when to add the potatoes and is not accurate about which pot to cook certain stuff in. Hard to follow.

Hi Zack, thanks for reaching out. I reviewed these recipe directions and the info looks like it’s all there to me. (Check out step 6 to know when to add the potatoes.) I did clarify in the recipe which pot is which, and I hope that helps you have an easier time cooking. Cheers!