Loaded Cheesy Baked Potato Soup

 potato soup bowl

I think it is no coincidence that I created this recipe in college.  What better thing could there be to calm a college student’s nerves and to help to ease their stress than some heart-warming homemade loaded cheesy baked potato soup?  I can think of little else.  Except for Christmas break, of course.

potato soup 3

Speaking of Christmas break, that time can’t come soon enough for me.  Since I’m a nurse, Christmases with family are a rarity that we treasure.  And this year, it’s my turn.  For a variety of reasons, this will be my first Christmas with my family in three years.  That is way, way too long.  Maybe this year we will even eat some loaded cheesy baked potato soup in a bread bowl together. 

potato soup 2

Don’t know what to make for dinner?  Whip up a pot of this soup and your family will be begging for more.  With midterms coming up for a lot of my friends this week and even for me, this soup will hit the spot.  Soak up the creamy comfort of this loaded cheesy baked potato soup with some friends and family.

Loaded Cheesy Baked Potato Soup
Serves 6
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
50 min
  1. 6 C. water
  2. 5 C. potatoes, peeled and chopped (5-7 potatoes)
  3. 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  4. 1 1/2 C. carrots, peeled and chopped
  5. 1 tsp. garlic powder
  6. 2 tsp. onion powder
  7. 2 Tbsp. McKay's chicken-style seasoning, vegan (opt.)
  8. salt to taste
  9. chives (opt.)
  10. baco bits (opt.)
  1. In a stock pot, bring the water to a boil.
  2. Add in the chopped potatoes, carrots, and onions.
  3. Add in the garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and chicken seasoning.
  4. Boil all together for 15 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft.
  5. Pour half of the soup into the blender and liquify.
  6. Pour the liquid soup back into the pot with the chunky soup. Stir together.
  7. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  8. Add in chopped chives (opt.)
  9. Serve topped with chopped chives, vegan mayonnaise, and baco bits (opt.)
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  1. Love this, and it’s so much better in a bread bowl!

  2. Looks wonderful!

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  4. I absolutely love your photo. The colors are so vibrant and the soup looks delicious! I do have a silly question though. Is the soup called ‘cheesy’ because it ‘looks’ cheesy? Because I don’t see any cheese in the ingredients?
    Let me know if I’m just missing something! :). Enjoy Christmas with your family by the way!

    • Thanks! It’s been fun working on my photography. I should have clarified the cheesiness of this soup. If you check out my vegan cheese post, you will notice that the ingredients in this soup are surprisingly similar to the ingredients in my vegan cheese. Also when you eat this soup you will probably think that it has a cheesy taste to it. Therefore I called it cheesy even though you will not see any cheese added. Did that help?

  5. Was the recipe supposed to say top with vegan cheese not mayonnaise? I just don’t get what makes this cheesy?

    • Haha, good question. Check out my vegan cheese recipe, and you will notice it has super similar ingredients to this soup (it’s a surprising yet delicious recipe.) Therefore this soup is similar to my cheese recipe and that makes it a cheesy soup!

  6. Well…now I know what I’m having for dinner! Just one question…when you say chicken seasoning, do you mean poultry seasoning or is there something else?

    • McKay’s chicken seasoning. Check it out on Amazon. They make one that is vegan and free of MSG!

  7. I made this for dinner tonight. It was delicious! Thank you for the recipe. I used vegetable boullion powder instead of the chicken seasoning.

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