Loaded Baked Potato Soup
Baking your potatoes for baked potato soup can take up to an hour. Instead we opted to boil our potatoes and relied on other ingredients to really bring the flavor.
Why This Recipe Works
For a baked potato soup recipe that tasted like baked potatoes but didn’t involve actually baking the potato, we used rendered bacon fat to cook the ingredients, which imparted a smoky flavor to the finished soup. Whisking sour cream into the baked potato soup just before serving gave it an extra-rich consistency. We also found a use for the potato peelings: We fried them in bacon fat and sprinkled that on top of our finished baked potato soup just before serving.