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Disneyland’s Loaded Baked Potato Soup

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Get ready to bring the flavors of Disneyland’s Carnation Cafe right to your dinner table with our Loaded Baked Potato Soup recipe! Inspired by the iconic dish served at the park, this hearty soup is packed with creamy potatoes, savory bacon, and gooey cheese – a comforting classic that’s perfect for chilly evenings or anytime you’re craving a taste of Disney magic. Whip up a batch and get ready to cozy up with a bowlful of nostalgia!

Disneyland's Loaded Baked Potato Soup in a Mickey Mouse-shaped bowl with sour cream and bacon.

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Why You’ll Love This Loaded Baked Potato Soup Recipe

Imagine wrapping yourself in a warm blanket on a chilly evening, that’s the feeling you get with every spoonful of this creamy loaded baked potato soup. Crafted with simple ingredients, this cozy soup transforms leftover baked potatoes into a rich and creamy potato soup that’s nothing short of magical. 

The combination of smooth, velvety texture and hearty, robust flavor makes it the ultimate comfort food, perfect for cold winter nights. It’s a great recipe that promises to warm the heart and soothe the soul, making it a favorite across the whole family. 

Whether it’s served with crusty dinner rolls or topped with crispy bacon bits, this loaded baked potato soup recipe is all you need to bring everyone together, creating an oasis of warmth and comfort at your dinner table. 

Carnation Cafe on Main Street at Disneyland.
Carnation Cafe at Disneyland

Inspired by Disneyland’s Carnation Cafe

When thinking of the magical culinary experiences offered at Disneyland, Carnation Cafe on Main Street U.S.A. often comes to mind. This quaint cafe has charmed visitors with its unique and beloved dishes, one of which is the absolutely comforting loaded baked potato soup. 

Inspired by this Disneyland favorite, my recipe seeks to bring a piece of that enchantment right into your home. Imagine the creamy potato soup, rich with the flavors of crispy bacon bits, sour cream, and melty cheese, calling to you from a cozy, warm bowl. 

It’s not just a meal; it’s a journey to the heart of Disneyland’s famed dining experience, capturing the essence of what it means to enjoy a heartwarming, hearty meal that’s adored by guests from around the world. Let’s dive into creating this ultimate comfort food, reminding us of cold winter nights spent wrapped in the magic of Disneyland

Ingredients to make Disneyland's Loaded Baked Potato Soup.

Potato Soup Ingredients

*Ingredient amounts are located in the recipe card at the end of this post.

  • Bacon: The crispy bacon bits lend a smoky depth and make every spoonful feel indulgent. 
  • Yellow Onion, Carrots, Celery: These veggies build a savory foundation, enhancing the great flavor of the soup. 
  • Russet Potatoes and Red Potatoes: A mix of these types of potatoes offers the perfect blend of texture; russets thicken the soup for that hearty meal feel, while red potatoes hold their shape, adding bites of tender, earthy goodness. 
  • Flour: Works to thicken the soup, ensuring that creamy potato soup consistency we all love. 
  • Chicken Stock: Adds richness and complexity, making this a comforting soup with a robust taste. Vegetable broth may be substituted for chicken broth. 
  • Salt & Peppers: Essential seasonings that highlight the natural flavors of the ingredients. 
  • Heavy Cream: The key to the luxurious, creamy soup texture, making it the ultimate comfort food. 
  • Toppings – Chopped Chives, Extra Bacon Bits, Sour Cream, and Shredded Cheese: These toppings turn a simple creamy potato soup into a fully loaded baked potato soup experience, each adding its special touch. 

How to Make Easy Baked Potato Soup

[Step 1] Chop the bacon and add it to a large soup pot. Fry the bacon at medium-high heat until no longer pink. Remove the bacon from the pan and drain on a paper towel. 

Cooked bacon on a paper towel.
Step One

[Step 2] Cook the chopped onions, carrots, and celery in bacon the bacon grease until the onions are translucent. Add the potatoes and cook for 4 more minutes.

Potatoes, onion, carrots, and celery in a soup pot.
Step Two

[Step 3] Sprinkle flour over the veggies and stir for 5-7 minutes. Slowly add the chicken broths and half of the bacon to the pan. Add salt, white pepper, and black pepper to season.

Bacon and chicken broth added to potatoes and veggies in a soup pot.
Step Three

[Step 4] Simmer the soup over medium heat for 25 minutes. Use a Potato masher to smash some of the potatoes. Add the heavy cream and simmer for an additional 5 minutes

Loaded Baked Potato Soup on a soup pot.
Step Four

[Step 5] Divide the soup into individual bowls and top with chopped chives, extra bacon pieces, sour cream, and shredded cheese.

Loaded baked potato soup in a ladle over a pot of soup.
Step Five

Helpful Kitchen Tools

How to Store Leftovers

After savoring the cozy cuddles of the creamy delight, you might find yourself with leftovers of loaded baked potato soup. Storing this comforting concoction is as easy as pie, ensuring your next cozy soup experience is just a warm-up away. 

First off, let’s chat airtight containers. To keep this creamy potato soup as fresh as the day it was made, an airtight container is your best friend. Pop that container in the fridge, and your leftovers will keep their great flavor, ready to comfort you for up to three days. 

But what if you’ve made a heaping pot of this ultimate comfort food, enough to feed the whole family and then some? Your loaded potato soup can be frozen for up to two months, giving you a ready-to-go hearty meal for those cold winter nights. 

Reheating is simple, whether on the stove top or in a slow cooker. Just remember, a gentle warm-up is key to maintaining that creamy, dreamy texture we all adore. No one likes a separated soup, so stir occasionally, and consider adding a touch of milk or cream if needed. There you go—your leftover baked potatoes transformed into a magical meal, all over again!

Disneyland's Loaded Baked Potato Soup in a Mickey Mouse-shaped bowl with sour cream and bacon.

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of potatoes should I use for the best potato soup?

Yukon golds and russet potatoes are your go-to for this hearty soup. Yukon golds add a naturally creamy texture, while russets thicken the soup beautifully. 

How can I ensure my potato soup has a great flavor without becoming gluey? 

The key is not to over-mash. Leave some chunks for texture, and add the dairy at the end of cooking to prevent the soup from breaking. 

Are there dairy-free modifications for those with dietary restrictions? 

Absolutely! Swap out heavy cream for plain Greek yogurt or a plant-based alternative to cater to all family members. 

Can I make this loaded potato soup recipe in a slow cooker?

Yes, you can! A slow cooker or Instant Pot offers convenience and allows flavors to meld perfectly for a comforting soup. 

What sides pair well with this creamy potato soup?

Crispy bacon bits, dinner rolls, or a simple green salad turn this cozy soup into the ultimate comfort food for cold winter nights. 

Disneyland's Loaded Baked Potato Soup in a Mickey Mouse-shaped bowl with sour cream and bacon.

Final Thoughts

There’s something truly magical about a bowl of creamy delight: the loaded baked potato soup. It’s not just a simple soup, it’s a hug in a bowl that carries the essence of home and warmth. 

With leftover baked potatoes, simple ingredients, and a great recipe, you can create a creamy potato soup that resonates with the ultimate comfort food. The versatility of this loaded potato soup recipe makes it perfect for any occasion, be it a gathering on cold winter nights or a casual dinner that calls for cozy soup. 

I encourage you to dive into this comforting soup, craft it in your slow cooker or on the stove top, and experience the great flavor that has made it one of our family’s favorite soups. The joy of sharing this hearty meal with loved ones, garnished with crispy bacon bits and served alongside warm dinner rolls, is sure to create warm memories and bring smiles to the whole family. Here’s your chance to make the best potato soup your favorite soup recipe!

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Disneyland's Loaded Baked Potato Soup in a Mickey Mouse-shaped bowl with sour cream and bacon.

Disneyland's Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Yield: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Get ready to bring the flavors of Disneyland's Carnation Cafe right to your dinner table with our Loaded Baked Potato Soup recipe! Inspired by the iconic dish served at the park, this hearty soup is packed with creamy potatoes, savory bacon, and gooey cheese – a comforting classic that's perfect for chilly evenings or anytime you're craving a taste of Disney magic. Whip up a batch and get ready to cozy up with a bowlful of nostalgia!

Ingredients

  • 16 Ounces Bacon, chopped
  • 1 Yellow Onion, chopped
  • 1 Carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 3/4 Cup Diced Celery
  • 4 Large Russet or Yukon Gold Potatoes peeled and diced
  • 4 Medium Red Potatoes, diced
  • 1/4 Cup Flour
  • 3 Cups Chicken Stock
  • 2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/4 Teaspoon White Pepper
  • 4 Cups Heavy Cream
  • Toppings: Chopped Chives, Bacon Bits, Sour Cream, Shredded Cheese

Instructions

  1. Chop the bacon and add it to a large soup pot. Fry the bacon at medium-high heat until no longer pink. Remove the bacon from the pan and drain on a paper towel. 
  2. Cook the chopped onions, carrots, and celery in bacon the bacon grease until the onions are translucent. Add the potatoes and cook for 4 more minutes.
  3. Sprinkle flour over the veggies and stir for 5-7 minutes. Slowly add the chicken broths and half of the bacon to the pan. Add salt, white pepper, and black pepper to season.
  4. Simmer the soup over medium heat for 25 minutes. Use a Potato masher to smash some of the potatoes. Add the heavy cream and simmer for an additional 5 minutes
  5. Divide the soup into individual bowls and top with chopped chives, extra bacon pieces, sour cream, and shredded cheese.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 Serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 963Total Fat: 66gSaturated Fat: 35gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 198mgSodium: 1720mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 6gSugar: 9gProtein: 32g

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