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Pot of loaded baked potato soup.

Lighter Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Katerina | Diethood
This comforting soup recipe is a lightened-up, yet just as delicious, version of the classic Loaded Baked Potato Soup. With its crispy bacon and extra sharp cheddar cheese, you won’t even miss the butter and cream!
Servings : 4 Serves
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil , divided
  • 6 slices NatureRaised Farms Uncured Bacon
  • 1 yellow onion , diced
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 3 russet potatoes , peeled and diced
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 4 cups low sodium , fat free chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese , divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions


  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a soup pot or dutch oven over medium heat.
  • Add bacon and cook, turning occasionally, to a desired crispness, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Remove bacon and transfer to a paper towel-lined plate; set aside. Leave bacon drippings in the pan.
  • Add remaining olive oil; stir in onions and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add garlic and cook, stirring, for an additional minute.
  • Stir in potatoes and add chicken broth; bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer half the potatoes to a bowl and mash until almost smooth.
  • Return the mashed potatoes to the soup pot.
  • Add yogurt, sour cream, and 1/4 cup of cheese.
  • Cook and stir until the cheese is melted and the soup is heated through, about 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and taste for seasonings; adjust accordingly.
  • Crumble the previously prepared bacon.
  • Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with bacon crumbles, remaining cheese and green onions.


Calories: 295 kcal | Carbohydrates: 37 g | Protein: 13 g | Fat: 11 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Cholesterol: 8 mg | Sodium: 219 mg | Potassium: 1005 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 3 g | Vitamin A: 140 IU | Vitamin C: 12.8 mg | Calcium: 153 mg | Iron: 2.1 mg | Net Carbs: 35 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked potato soup, loaded baked potato soup