Baked Potato Soup

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 4


This Baked Potato Soup is a perfect complement to any meal and sure to warm you up on a cold day.


  • 2 large or 3 medium baking potatoes, baked or microwaved
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (14.5 fl. oz.) chicken broth
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • Cooked and crumbled bacon, shredded cheddar cheese, sliced green onions (optional)


MELT butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 to 2 minutes or until tender. Stir in flour. Gradually stir in broth and evaporated milk. Scoop potato pulp from 1 potato (reserve potato skin); mash. Add pulp to broth mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes just to a boil. Dice remaining potato skin and potato(es); add to soup. Heat through. Season with salt and ground black pepper. Top each serving with bacon, cheese and green onions, if desired.

VARIATION: For a different twist to this recipe, omit the bacon, cheddar cheese and green onions. Cook 2 tablespoons shredded carrot with the onion and add 1/4 teaspoon dried dill to the soup when adding the broth. Proceed as above.

Baked Potato Soup

by N. Nadine , on Jan. 2014

This recipe is very rich and creamy. My family loved it and the kids asked for seconds!!!!

The Best

by M. M. , North Texas on Nov. 2010

If I don't have everything to make soup the Kids will go to the store for me. Great Soup

Super Soup

by N. Nancy , Union, MO on Jun. 2010

I love it! I used a lot more cooked and crumbled bacon mixed into the soup before serving. This is one recipe I'll use again and again.


by a. amber , Channelview, TX on Apr. 2010

it's a good way to make something that everyone can customize to their own liking


by K. Kiki , Itasca, Illinois on Apr. 2010

I made this for Easter dinner and it was enjoyed my my whole family. It was quite easy too, and heated up leftovers are jsut as great, I recommend trying to make it first, before serving it at dinner, because it can be diffucult to juggle all of the directions.

Mash Potatoes is my Favorite Food for Easter

by O. OLGA , ARLINGTON, VA on Apr. 2010

Great for easter days and for the rest of the year.

Potato Soup

by D. Debbie , MA on Apr. 2010

This soup is easy to make and taste wonderful. Highly recommended.

Comfort Food

by B. Beverly , Linkwood, MD on Mar. 2010

I just made this the other day. The weather is still a little cool, and it was the perfect comfort food. I would advise everyone to try this before the summer heat arives.

A Hit!

by A. Anna , Los Angeles, CA on Mar. 2010

Next time I will make a double batch, because it did not last a minute! Easy recipe and a successful one at my house.

Easy and filling

by N. NANCY , , on Mar. 2010

This is the perfect winter soup to keep you warm all over. Easy to make and very filling. I add shredded cheese on top for a cheesy favor.