This rustic Loaded Potato Soup is so easy to make and has a ton of flavor!! Loaded Potato Soup is comforting, warm and you can tailor it to your tastes.
Have you ever had fresh potatoes freshly plucked from the ground?
They’re delightful, in every sense of the word.
No, I didn’t have fresh potatoes on hand when I made this Loaded Potato Soup. But potato season will be here in just a few weeks and I plan on digging a good number of them out of the ground. Apples may have arrived as well. Which means that apple dessert recipes won’t be far behind :)
This loaded potato soup is rustic in the sense that I used red potatoes that I didn’t bother peeling. Just simmer, mash and add a few more ingredients to make a delicious, creamy soup? Yeah, this is a soup you’ll be wanting to make often.
I really should have called it Cheesy Loaded Potato Soup because there is a fair amount of cheese melted into it. But I figure the “loaded” part gives a pretty good indication that this soup is firing on all cylinders and there’s not much holding it back. Potatoes, whole milk, cheese, bacon…oh yeah, it’s a killer potato soup recipe. I even added a few minced jalapenos to mine – you know me, loaded isn’t loaded without some type of jalapeno, chipotle or poblano. And, of course, some more cheese.
I love the texture of this loaded potato soup and that the skins add a smidge of something healthy to an otherwise not-much-redeeming-about-it cheesy potato soup. If you find that rustic-style is not your cup of tea (or bowl of potatoes, ha!) you can certainly make it with russets that you’ve peeled and cut into smaller chunks. Stirring in a few tablespoons of adobo sauce to make it a Chipotle Loaded Potato Soup also wouldn’t be a terrible idea. Ahhhh…and another potato soup recipe is born!
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