Loaded Potato Soup


1lb of bacon

Can of cream of chicken

Cup of flour

4 cups of milk

One block of cheese of your choice (I added extra)

1 cup of sour cream (I added extra)

1 pack of diced ham

20 ounce block of Velveeta (I know it’s not real cheese but I love Velveeta )

5 pound bag of red potatoes

Garlic powder

Onion powder


Smoked paprika

(Use whatever seasonings you like)

The ham and bacon is going to give it a lot of flavor and make it salty on its own so i didn’t add any salt.


Cut up potatoes in chunks…let boil until fork tender.

While potatoes are boiling cut bacon into small chunks and throw them in a large pot( I used my pioneer woman Dutch oven) once cooked take bacon out and place to side….

Use the bacon grease in pot to make a roux…

Add one cup of flour and slowly add in your 4 cups of milk ..

Once thickened some, add sour cream and cream of chicken and slowly stir in shredded cheeses..

Then add your Velveeta (I cut into small chunks so it can melt quicker…once mixed thoroughly,

Add all your seasonings and then add your potatoes, bacon and your ham chunks.

Let simmer for 20 minutes or so and that it’s!

So good! It’s great topped with sour cream and shredded cheese with extra bacon but I didn’t have any sour cream left over in the pic above lol but it’s amazing and simple!

Nutrition Information:


Calories: 600 | Protein: 25g | Fat: 40g | Carbohydrates: 35g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 1200mg

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use a different type of cheese in the Loaded Potato Soup?

Yes, feel free to use any cheese of your choice to customize the flavor to your liking.

Is Velveeta the only cheese option, or can I substitute it?

While Velveeta is used in the recipe, you can substitute it with another melting cheese if you prefer.

Can I make Loaded Potato Soup without bacon?

Absolutely, you can omit bacon or use a bacon substitute if you prefer a vegetarian version.

Is there a substitute for sour cream in the soup?

Yes, you can use Greek yogurt or a non-dairy alternative as a substitute for sour cream.

How long should I boil the potatoes until they are fork-tender?

Boil the potatoes for about 15-20 minutes or until you can easily pierce them with a fork.

Can I use pre-cooked ham instead of a pack of diced ham?

Yes, pre-cooked ham or leftover ham works well in this recipe.

Adjust the quantity to your preference.

Is there a healthier alternative to the roux with flour and bacon grease?

You can use a lighter roux by using less flour or opting for a gluten-free alternative.

Are there any recommended garnishes for the Loaded Potato Soup?

Top it with sour cream, shredded cheese, extra bacon, and fresh herbs for added flavor.

Can I freeze Loaded Potato Soup for later?

Yes, you can freeze the soup for later.

Ensure it’s stored in an airtight container.

Can I adjust the spice level of the soup?

Absolutely, feel free to customize the spice level by adjusting the amount of chili powder, pepper, or adding hot sauce according to your taste preferences.

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