Creamy Potato Soup with Bacon and Cheddar

Creamy Potato Soup with Bacon and Cheddar – Imagine all your favorite baked potato toppings bacon, cheddar, sour cream, green onions, in a spoon.



  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 4 c. whole milk
  • 4 large Potatoes, cubed
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 c. shredded Cheddar, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 c. thinly sliced scallions, plus more for garnish
  • Sour cream, for garnish


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crispy, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and let cool, then crumble.
  2. In a large pot over medium-high heat, sauté butter and garlic. Add in milk and flour. Whisk constantly, until slightly thick, about 5 minutes, then add potatoes and season generously with salt and pepper. Increase heat to a simmer. Cook potatoes until creamy and tender, 25 minutes.
  3. Stir in cheese and scallions until creamy.
  4. Serve topped with crumbled bacon and garnish with sour cream, scallions, and cheddar.

Keywords: soup, creamy soup, potato soup