Baked Potato Soup

Main Dishes · Soups · January 29, 2018

This 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 recipe

Disneyland’s Baked Potato Recipe

Have you ever been to Disneyland’s Carnation Cafe and had their Loaded Baked Potato Soup? 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 knew I wanted 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 surprisingly well! I guess it wasn’t too hard having the exact recipe, but it really did taste just like Disneyland’s Baked Potato Soup.

Baked Potato Soup

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It takes a little more time and effort to make than some past soups I’ve posted on here (like last year’s Cheesy Potato Soup), but it was so worth it! It is so creamy, hearty and flavorful.

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. 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, but in case you’re looking for simple you should try this Crock Pot Baked Potato soup recipe. 😉

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!

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How to make Baked Potato Soup:

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Baked Potato Soup Recipe
This Baked Potato Soup tastes just like Disneyland's version from Carnation Cafe. It's loaded with flavor and is perfect for soup season.
Recipe type: Soup
  • 1 pound bacon chopped
  • 2 carrots peeled and sliced
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 4 Russet Potatoes (large) peeled and diced
  • 5 Red Potatoes (medium) diced
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3-3.5 cups whipping cream
  • 2-3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • sour cream
  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

This Baked Potato Soup tastes just like Disneyland's version from Carnation Cafe. It's loaded with flavor and is perfect for soup season.


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    I was just thinking I wanted to make a potato soup- this is perfect. THANK YOU!! Looks just like I imagined when I was thinking of it.


    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.

    Marissa Hinojos

    this is awesome cant wait to try it

      Lil' Luna

      Let me know how it goes if you try it out. We LOVED it. 🙂


    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.

      Lil' Luna

      How did it turn out? I hope you guys enjoyed it as much as we did!


    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!

      Lil' Luna

      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. 🙂


    The recipe for the potato soup sounds delicious. Will have to try it soon.


    My husband is going to love this soup! Can’t wait to make it =)

    Betty Sue

    I want to make this for a school event. Can you tell me how much this makes or how many it will feed. Thanks!

      Kristyn Merkley

      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!

    shawnna griffin

    hey girl- this soup looks so good!

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