Baked Potato Soup

This Loaded Baked Potato Soup tastes just like Disneyland’s version from Carnation Cafe. It’s loaded with flavor and is filled with Russet and Red potatoes, carrots, bacon, cheese and more. It’s always a favorite during soup season!

Baked Potato Soup

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Have you ever been to Disneyland’s Carnation Cafe? If not, it’s one of the many MUST-STOP spots at the Happiest Place on Earth, because the food is delicious! Their Baked Potato Soup recipe is beyond amazing and is tied (in my book) with the Broccoli Cheese Soup from Pacific Wharf Cafe at California Adventure (which is served in a warm sourdough bread bowl!) Fortunately for us, Disney shared their recipe for this soup on their blog, so I had to give it a try. I was so excited to have their exact recipe because I knew it would be hard to mimic exactly. My first attempt to make this delicious soup went phenomenally!

It takes a little more time and effort to make than some past soups I’ve posted on here (like our famous Cheesy Potato Soup), but it was so worth it! It is so creamy, hearty and flavorful. It’s just a matter of following the directions and having all the ingredients on hand. If you love Potato Soups, you will definitely want to try this awesome recipe, it really is the best. In case you’re looking for a recipe with minimal effort though, you can always try this Crock Pot Baked Potato soup recipe. 😉

How to Make Loaded Potato Soup:

Like I said earlier, it takes more time than some of the slow cooker soups where everything is just dumped in, but it’s still easy. Read these directions and see for yourself!

  1. Fry all of the chopped bacon, then let it drain on a plate covered with a paper towel.
  2. Cook the carrots for 3-4 minutes in the bacon grease left in the pan, then add the potatoes and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Whisk flour in your pot until the flour is cooked and it has thickened up a little bit (about 5 minutes).
  4. Add chicken broth, half the bacon(the other half will be used for garnish), and salt & pepper.
  5. Bring the soup to a simmer and cook for 20-25 minutes are until the potatoes are soft.
  6. Mash any potatoes if needed if you want a more creamier consistency. Add whipping cream and 1 cup of cheese – simmer for 5 minutes. Add more broth if needed for a creamy consistency. Season to taste.
  7. Add more cheese to the top along with sour cream and left over bacon pieces.

With bacon, cheese, potatoes and cream you really can’t go wrong with this recipe. Serve it in a bowl and top with more bacon, cheese, sour cream and scallions OR in a bread bowl and I promise you’ll fall in love.

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

I loved everything about this soup, but the sour cream, cheese and bacon on top were the best toppings for this Baked Potato Soup. I definitely think you need to try this recipe – ASAP!

This recipe is perfectly paired with these other Lil’ Luna recipes:

For more potato soup recipes, check out:

Easy Baked Potato Soup:

Baked Potato Soup Recipe

5 from 4 votes

This Loaded Baked Potato Soup tastes just like Disneyland's version from Carnation Cafe. It's loaded with flavor and is filled with Russet and Red potatoes, carrots, bacon, cheese and more. It's always a favorite during soup season!

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 38 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 828 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 lb bacon chopped
  • 2 carrots peeled and sliced
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 4 large Russet Potatoes peeled and diced
  • 5 medium Red Potatoes diced
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3-3.5 cups whipping cream
  • 2-3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • sour cream

Instructions

  1. In a large pot fry bacon until crispy over medium heat. When done, take the bacon out and let drain on a plate with a paper towel on it.

  2. In the bacon fat, cook carrots for 3-4 minutes. Add potatoes and cook for 4-5 minutes stirring occasionally.
  3. Whisk flour in your pot until the flour is cooked and it has thickened up a little bit (about 5 minutes)
  4. Add chicken broth, half the bacon(the other half will be used for garnish), and salt & pepper.
  5. Bring the soup to a simmer and cook for 20-25 minutes are until the potatoes are soft.
  6. Mash any potatoes if needed if you want a more creamier consistency. Add whipping cream and 1 cup of cheese - simmer for 5 minutes. Add more broth if needed for a creamy consistency. Season to taste.
  7. Add more cheese to the top along with sour cream and left over bacon pieces. ENJOY!

Adapted from HERE

For the more simple, slow cooker version, be sure to check out:

Crock Pot Baked Potato Soup

Crock Pot Baked Potato Soup

Loaded Baked Potato Soup Recipe

 

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Comments

  1. Ooo I love your kind of Colonial-old-time-y font on the photo. Did you have any problems with gumminess? I have had problems I guess with the starch in the potatoes.

  2. Yum, got this cooking right now. My word of advice would be to chop the potatoes really small, otherwise you’ve got some pieces that cook faster than others.

    I also only used 3 russets, 4 baby reds and had to pour in well over 6 cups of stock! Wow! Those were some thirsty potatoes.

  3. Hi! I’m a beginner at cooking and wow, your recipe spells delicious! I was just wondering if there is a real difference between using onion powder and real onions? I’d like to stick to your recipe if using powder adds more taste, but the texture of real onions is also a favorite of mine! I’m so conflicted haha!

    1. LOL. I’m going to be honest – I HATE onions and never use them in my recipes so I resort to onion powder. If you like onions, then I suggest you definitely add real onions. 🙂

    1. I don’t have an exact number, but if I were making for an event I would double or triple it. It feeds my family of eight, but they are small portions, with some left. I wish I knew a number, I’m sorry!

  4. This is one of my favorite soups!! I love the chunks of potatoes & the taste is amazing! I haven’t had the one at Disneyland, but if this tastes like it, then I will definitely have to get it when I am there next!