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Loaded Baked Potato Soup – Inspired by Chili’s

I love a tasty homemade Potato Soup, and this Loaded Baked Potato Soup inspired by our local Kissimmee, Florida, Chili’s restaurant goes above and beyond my expectations for a Potato Soup combining potatoes, extra sharp cheddar cheese, sour cream, bacon, and scallions all in a delicious super thick soup.

Loaded Baked Potato Soup is warm and inviting comfort food that I instantly fell in love with last weekend when my husband and I went to the Chili’s Restaurant in Kissimmee, Florida, for lunch. I am so glad I ordered it. I loved it so much I had to make this delicious, warm, and ever so inviting comfort food today as soon as I got off work, after all, I’ve been craving it since eating it last weekend.

 

I love a good homemade Potato Soup, this Loaded Baked Potato Soup inspired by our local Kissimmee, Florida, Chili's restaurant goes above and beyond my expectations for a Potato Soup combining potatoes, extra sharp cheddar cheese, sour cream, bacon, and scallions all in a delicious super thick soup.I was fortunate to have a chat with the cook at Chili’s that afternoon at lunch and pick his brain a little, of course, due to a corporate policy they can’t disclose a corporate-owned a recipe. He did let me tell him what I thought was involved and would nod and smile in an agreement or shake his head no when I got it wrong. Well, I guess I had a bit of a start figuring this recipe out at least. That was better than nothing.

 

I decided to go with the flow and use the main ingredients I knew were in this yummy comforting soup and wing a little it on the others,  I have to say I am thrilled with the outcome of my Loaded Baked Potato Soup I made today. I did make one significant change; I used flour versus the cornstarch thickener. I am not big on using cornstarch as a thickening agent. However, feel free to use it if you prefer it.

 

 

 

Below you will find my step by step recipe and easy to follow instructions to be able to enjoy this merely delicious Loaded Baked Potato Soup – Inspired by our Chili’s in Kissimmee, Florida.

 

 

 

 

Ingredients needed to Make Loaded Baked Potato Soup – Inspired by Chili’s
  • One pound of hickory smoked bacon, divided by 2
  • 32-ounces low sodium vegetable broth
  • 5-6 large Russet potatoes, scrubbed, peeled and diced
  • One large Vidalia onion chopped
  • Eight ounces of sour cream
  • One cup  heavy cream
  • Twelve ounces of extra sharp cheddar cheese freshly grated, 4 ounces reserved
  • 1/4 of  a cup all-purpose flour or a gluten-free thickener
  • 3/4 of a cup of ice water
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Fresh ground peppercorns, to taste
  • One bunch of green scallions, thinly sliced

 

 

 

 

 

5 from 18 votes
I love a good homemade Potato Soup, this Loaded Baked Potato Soup inspired by our local Kissimmee, Florida, Chili's restaurant goes above and beyond my expectations for a Potato Soup combining potatoes, extra sharp cheddar cheese, sour cream, bacon, and scallions all in a delicious super thick soup.
Loaded Baked Potato Soup – Inspired by Chili’s
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Copycat Chili's Loaded Baked Potato Soup is definitely a warm and inviting comfort food that you'll instantly fall in love with.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Loaded Baked Potato Soup
Servings: 8 People
Calories: 320 kcal
Author: hmccallum
Ingredients
  • 1 pound of hickory smoked bacon divided by 2
  • 32- ounces low sodium vegetable broth
  • 5-6 large Russet potatoes scrubbed, peeled and diced
  • 1 large Vidalia onion chopped
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 12 ounces extra-sharp cheddar cheese freshly grated 4 ounces reserved
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour or a gluten-free thickener
  • ¾ cup ice water
  • kosher salt to taste
  • fresh ground peppercorns to taste
  • 1 bunch of green scallions thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. Heat a large Dutch oven on the stovetop for a few moments on medium heat, arrange bacon strips in Dutch Oven and cook until crisp. Remove from Dutch oven and place on a plate lined with paper towels to remove excess oils from bacon.
  2. Drain Dutch Oven of Bacon grease and either reserve for later use or dispose of in proper manner, do not wash the Dutch Oven; place 32-ounces of vegetable broth in Dutch Oven along with 5-6 large Russet potatoes that have been diced, 1 large chopped Vidalia onion, use kosher salt to your taste to season vegetable broth (I used about 1 teaspoon in mine) Cook potatoes on medium heat about 25 minutes (they will slightly break down which is perfectly normal and expected.) Reduce heat to low at this time.
  3. Chop crisp bacon and divide in 2, add 1/2 of chopped crisp bacon to the Dutch oven along with potatoes and Vidalia onion. Add 8 ounces of sour cream, 1 cup of heavy cream, 8 ounces of freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese, kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, stir till all ingredients are incorporated and cheese has completely melted.
  4. In a large measuring cup or bowl large enough to hold 1/4 cup of flour and 3/4 cup of ice water, whisk together flour and ice water till flour is completely dissolved. Once completely, dissolved add mixture to Dutch Oven slowly stirring the entire time. Continue cooking on very low heat for about 15 minutes till completely thickened.
  5. Once done remove from heat, place in serving bowls and top with bacon, reserved extra sharp cheddar cheese, and sliced green scallions.
Recipe Notes

This is not the recipe for Chili's Loaded Potato Soup, this recipe has merely been inspired by their menu item.

 

 

Disclosure

I Heidy L. McCallum, have not been sponsored or have received monetary commissions, sponsorship, coupons, free food, or benefits from our local Chili’s restaurant to mention the Chili’s name or Kissimmee, Florida location on my blog. This recipe is not a recipe owned by Chili’s corporate office by any means and has not been endorsed by them in any manner as such.

 

 

I love a good homemade Potato Soup, this Loaded Baked Potato Soup inspired by our local Kissimmee, Florida, Chili's restaurant goes above and beyond my expectations for a Potato Soup combining potatoes, extra sharp cheddar cheese, sour cream, bacon, and scallions all in a delicious super thick soup.

 

 

 

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35 Comments

  • Reply
    Mbeasley
    April 29, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    I found this (Heidy’s recipe) about 2 years ago. My son and I would go to chilis just to have the soup. This recipe is as close as you can get, maybe even better! Thank you Heidy!

    I double the recipe and we eat it all, with help of others in a couple days. We tried red potatoes in this and it was delicious too!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      September 18, 2019 at 2:52 pm

      Dear M. Beasley, Thank you so much for that—you really made my day,

  • Reply
    maxim
    December 24, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    what is the serving size?

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      December 24, 2015 at 3:43 pm

      Max, depending on your serving bowl, you should get 6 to 8.

  • Reply
    Adele
    July 7, 2015 at 10:44 am

    This soup is on Chili’s gluten free menu. They do not use flour they use cornstarch. With that said would you use the same amount of cornstarch as flour or vary the amount?
    Thanks for posting this.

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      July 7, 2015 at 5:17 pm

      Personally you could use coconut flour vs regular flour. I prefer not using cornstarch unless it is listed as none GMO.

  • Reply
    Scarlett
    October 22, 2014 at 12:39 am

    I love a good potato soup, but after experimenting with many, haven’t found one I love yet. This one looks good and has bacon! Yum! Also love that you use low sodium broth. I too cook low sodium, so it’s great to see a recipe include it.

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      June 12, 2015 at 3:31 pm

      Well, this one may just change your life Scarlett! Trust me on that!

  • Reply
    Nicole Neverman
    October 16, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Thank you so much for attending week 5 of #PureBlogLove and linking your fantastic blog post, I can’t wait to see what you have in store for our party next week Thursday 8 PM EST- Sundays at midnight . Have a great day!
    Nicole
    http://picnicnz.blogspot.co.nz/

  • Reply
    keciasflavorbreakthrough
    October 10, 2014 at 7:32 am

    Maybe inspired by, but looks so much tastier than Chili’s!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      September 18, 2019 at 2:56 pm

      Hey there, Kecia, thank you that really made my day! I love hearing awesome comments.

  • Reply
    Rebecca Hubbell (@fickrj5)
    October 9, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    I love how hearty and delicious this looks! I can’t wait to try it out this winter!

  • Reply
    culinaryginger
    October 9, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Wow, I don’t think a soup be much more comforting than this. Really nice recipe.

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      September 14, 2016 at 1:41 pm

      Thank you, I love a good potato soup!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      September 18, 2019 at 2:58 pm

      Thank you, so much! Let me know if you make it. I love hearing from you!

  • Reply
    Elena Tomasi (@aseasyasapplpie)
    October 9, 2014 at 8:51 am

    I love baked potato soup! Yours looks warm and inviting

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