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Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

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  • 68 strips of Trader Joe’s Apple Smoked Bacon (or favorite bacon of choice)
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 32 ounce container of chicken stock
  • 45 medium sized potatoes of choice (golden Yukon, red, russet, etc.) or if you prefer 3 large baked potatoes
  • 1 cup half and half cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon trader Joe’s Jalapeno Pepper hot sauce or hot sauce of choice
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Chopped green onion


  1. Peel and dice potatoes into small bite sized pieces (omit if using baked potatoes)
  2. Add potatoes to large stock pot and add cold water about one inch over potatoes, salt water
  3. Bring potatoes to a boil and cook for about 5 minutes, just until fork tender
  4. Cut bacon into small pieces and cutting out excess fat
  5. Crisp bacon in large stock pot
  6. Remove bacon from pan
  7. Cook chopped onion and minced garlic right in the bacon drippings until tender
  8. Stir in cornstarch, basil, salt, pepper
  9. Slowly add the chicken stock
  10. Bring to boil and cook for two minutes
  11. Add cooked potatoes, half and half and hot pepper sauce heating through but do not boil
  12. Pour desired amount of soup into a bowl and top with cheddar cheese, bacon and green onion
  13. Serve immediately with extra hot sauce if desired and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Category: Main Dish