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Baked Potato Soup
tart apple and spinach salad

Active: 30 min Total: 45 min
Creamy potato soup is served with classic toppings - crisp bacon, cheddar cheese and sour cream. A fresh green salad on the side made with tart apples complements the soup's comforting flavors.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Baked Potato Soup:
  • Onions - 1/2, chopped
  • Green onions - 3 stalks, chopped, white and green parts separate
  • Potatoes, russet - 1 1/2 lbs, peeled and diced
  • Bacon - 4 strips
  • Flour, all-purpose or whole wheat - 3 Tbsp
  • Thyme, dried - 1/2 tsp
  • Stock, chicken or vegetable - 6 cups
  • Cheese, cheddar (opt) - 4 oz, grated
  • Sour cream - 1/3 cup + 1/3 cup (sub plain or Greek yogurt)
Tart Apple and Spinach Salad:
  • Shallots - 1/2 clove, sliced
  • Vinegar, red or white wine - 1 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1 tsp
  • Honey - 1 tsp
  • Oil, olive - 3 Tbsp
  • Apples, any tart, green-skinned variety - 1, sliced
  • Baby spinach - 3 oz

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Prep

  1. Onions / Green onions - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  2. Peel potatoes and cut into large cubes. (If doing this more than an hour ahead, soak in a bowl of water to prevent potatoes from turning brown.) (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
  3. If making in a slow-cooker: Heat a skillet or non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add bacon and cook until crisp. Set aside on a paper towel-lined plate. Keep ~2 Tbsp (30 ml) of fat in the pan and drain the rest. Add onions, white parts of green onions (reserve the green parts) and some salt and saute until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Add flour and thyme and saute until vegetables are coated. Combine onion mixture with potatoes and stock in the bowl of a slow-cooker. Cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or low for 7 to 8 hours, until potatoes are tender.
  4. Make dressing - Slice shallots. Combine with vinegar, mustard, honey and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  5. Grate cheese. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
  6. Slice apples.

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Make

  1. If making on stovetop: Heat a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add bacon and cook until crisp. Set aside onto a paper towel-lined plate. Keep ~2 Tbsp (30 ml) of fat in the pan and drain the rest. Add onions, white parts of green onions (reserve the green parts) and some salt and saute until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Add flour and thyme and saute until vegetables are coated. Add potatoes and stock. Cover and simmer until potatoes are tender, ~20 minutes.
  2. Crumble or chop bacon.
  3. When soup is finished cooking, add first part of sour cream and blend with an immersion blender until it reaches preferred consistency (either completely smooth or with some pieces of potato remaining). Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Toss spinach and apples in dressing.
  5. Serve soup with cheese, bacon, remaining sour cream and green parts of green onions on top. Enjoy with salad on the side!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (154)
Gluten-free (10)
Paleo (16)
Vegetarian (20)

Most Helpful

This recipe is great if you double the potatoes and onions. Otherwise, I feel like the soup is a bit too watery. I also found that by doubling the potatoes, I only had to use half of the sour cream. Everyone in my house loves this, and my husband and son don't even normally like soup.

By: Gabrielle
Posted: Oct 19, 2020
Diet: Gluten-free
1 Helpful

65 reviews

Flavor was amazing. I over blended it, but still so good

By: Carissa
Posted: Jan 16, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Too watery, should have read comments first

By: Janet
Posted: Jan 15, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Just did not taste good. Probably something I did rather than the recipe.

By: Leah
Posted: Jan 15, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

SO GOOD!! We made it with white cheddar cheese and Greek yogurt and it turned out so so good!!! Might try adding salmon or something next time to make a chowder of sorts!

By: Christopher
Posted: Nov 26, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This recipe is great if you double the potatoes and onions. Otherwise, I feel like the soup is a bit too watery. I also found that by doubling the potatoes, I only had to use half of the sour cream. Everyone in my house loves this, and my husband and son don't even normally like soup.

By: Gabrielle
Posted: Oct 19, 2020
Diet: Gluten-free
1 Helpful

Delicious soup! It was a little thin for us (and I only used 4 cups of broth), so I would increase the potatoes to at least 2 lbs, and also make way more bacon than 4 strips!

By: Elissa
Posted: Sep 16, 2020
Diet: Original
1 Helpful