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Loaded Baked Potato Soup

 
Loaded Baked Potato Soup
Image © Pink When
This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the most popular recipes.popular
 
One serving costs about $1.9

$1.90 per serving

5744 people like this recipe

5,744 likes

This recipe is ready in 60 minutes

Ready in 60 minutes

spoonacular Score:93%

Spoonacular Score: 93%

 

Loaded Baked Potato Soup requires roughly 1 hour from start to finish. For $1.9 per serving, you get a main course that serves 6. One serving contains 858 calories, 30g of protein, and 49g of fat. This recipe from Pink When requires bacon bits, cheddar cheese, butter, and salt and pepper. To use up the sour cream you could follow this main course with the Sour Cream Brownies as a dessert. 5744 people found this recipe to be tasty and satisfying. Autumn will be even more special with this recipe. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 93%, which is great. Loaded Baked Potato Soup with Crispy-Fried Potato Skins, Loaded Baked Potato Soup, and Loaded Baked Potato Soup are very similar to this recipe.

Ingredients

Servings:
some
some bacon bits
bacon bits
8
8  baking potatoes
baking potatoes
0.5 cups
0.5 cups butter
butter
0.5 cups
0.5 cups flour
flour
8 cups
8 cups milk
milk
some
some salt and pepper
salt and pepper
2 cups
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
shredded cheddar cheese
8 ounces
8 ounces sour cream
sour cream
0.5
0.5  white onion
white onion
6 servings bacon bits
6 servings
bacon bits
8  baking potatoes
8
baking potatoes
0.5 cups butter
0.5 cups
butter
0.5 cups flour
0.5 cups
flour
8 cups milk
8 cups
milk
6 servings salt and pepper
6 servings
salt and pepper
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups
shredded cheddar cheese
8 ounces sour cream
8 ounces
sour cream
0.5  white onion
0.5
white onion

Equipment

whisk
whisk
stove
stove
pot
pot
whisk
whisk
stove
stove
pot
pot


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Pink When

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.90
Ingredient
some bacon bits
8 baking potatoes
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup flour
8 cups milk
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
8 ounces sour cream
1/2 white onion
Price
$1.35
$2.27
$0.97
$0.08
$2.65
$2.42
$1.54
$0.12
$11.41

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

  • Since most of its calories come from fat, sour cream has a bad reputation for being an unhealthy food. However, fat is an important part of the diet and studies suggest people who eat full fat dairy are thinner than those who reach for reduced fat products. That said, fat has more calories per gram than carbohydrates or protein, so if you are counting calories to lose weight, you might want to try substituting greek yogurt for some of the sour cream in recipes that call for a lot of it.

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Studies have shown people who drink full fat milk are thinner than those who drink low-fat or fat-free milk instead. Keep that in mind before you decide to swap. If you want to go dairy free, however, you can replace milk with unsweetened soy milk in most recipes.

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • Store potatoes and sweet potatoes in a cool, dark place, and never put them in the refrigerator. At cold temperatures, the starch in potatoes is turned into sugar, affecting their flavor. For more information about selecting and storing potatoes, check out this lesson about potatoes in the academy.

  • Confused by the different types of cream — Most differences arise from the fat content of the cream, and whether or not the cream has been "soured" by adding lactic acid bacteria to give it a tangy flavor.

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • To avoid antibiotics, hormones, and other nasties in your milk, choose organic whenever possible. If you can't afford organic, look for milk labeled hormone and antibiotic free. It is often less expensive.

  • Did you know you can freeze shredded cheese? If you don't finish it up, don't throw it out!

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
857 Calories
30g Protein
48g Total Fat
77g Carbs
24% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
857
43%

Fat
48g
75%

  Saturated Fat
29g
181%

Carbohydrates
77g
26%

  Sugar
19g
22%

Cholesterol
139mg
46%

Sodium
867mg
38%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
30g
60%

Calcium
726mg
73%

Phosphorus
710mg
71%

Vitamin B6
1mg
60%

Vitamin B2
0.93mg
55%

Potassium
1768mg
51%

Selenium
26µg
38%

Vitamin B1
0.53mg
36%

Vitamin B12
2µg
33%

Vitamin D
4µg
33%

Vitamin A
1618IU
32%

Magnesium
117mg
29%

Manganese
0.55mg
28%

Vitamin B5
2mg
25%

Zinc
3mg
24%

Vitamin B3
4mg
23%

Folate
86µg
22%

Copper
0.42mg
21%

Vitamin C
17mg
21%

Iron
3mg
19%

Fiber
4g
17%

Vitamin K
9µg
9%

Vitamin E
1mg
7%

covered percent of daily need

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