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Gluten-free Cheesy Baked Potato Soup

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Nothing beats a bowl of creamy gluten-free soup on a cold winter day! This gluten-free Cheesy Baked Potato Soup brings all the flavors of a twice baked potato in a creamy soup that the whole family loves!

Gluten-free Cheesy Baked Potato Soup in a bowl with spoon

My family loves soups with potatoes. It’s one of the few meals that everyone in my family will devour, with seconds, without a single person complaining. My boys especially love the gluten-free Cheeseburger Soup recipe and the gluten-free ham cheddar chowder recipe that we make often. I wanted to make another gluten-free potato soup recipe that would be a hit with the kids.

Thinking about how much my family loves my gluten-free twice baked potatoes, I decided to make a gluten-free potato soup that was similar. I wanted it to have lots of potatoes, lots of cheese, sour cream, and bacon for sure, for a hearty, filling meal.

Pinterest is full of loaded baked potato soup recipes, but instead of following a different recipe, I decided to adapt my cheeseburger soup recipe. I’ve been making that one for years and the whole family loves it. I figured with a few changes, I could mimic the flavors of twice baked potatoes.

It was a total success! This one was a definite hit with the family and one that I’ve now made many times for my family. We enjoy this gluten-free baked potato soup with my gluten-free pull-apart dinner rolls or gluten-free sweet cornbread.

Gluten-free Baked Potato Soup

Are potatoes gluten-free?

Many people wonder if there is gluten in potatoes and the answer is NO! Gluten is in the grains wheat, barley, and rye. Potatoes are a starchy vegetable. Potatoes do not have gluten!

Baked Potato Soup Ingredients

Notes on ingredients for Baked Potato Soup:

  • Potatoes: my first choice for soups is always butter gold or yellow gold potatoes. If you can’t find those, go ahead and use Russets.
  • Chicken broth: I always stick to broth that is clearly labeled gluten-free. Pacific organic chicken broth is my go-to brand. I can find it at my local Winco and Kroger stores, but it can also be bought in bulk on Amazon.
  • Bacon: Feel free to use your favorite bacon. I personally opt for varieties that are clearly labeled as nitrate/nitrite free since those are triggers for me.
  • Seasonings: I give measurements for garlic salt and pepper but if you’d like to add more or less, feel free to adjust.

My kids thought it was fun that I included bowls of cheese, bacon, and green onions, so they could customize their toppings on this potato soup – adding as much bacon or cheese as they’d like.

If you love onions, you could also mix in chopped sweet onions into the soup when you add the potatoes.

You can also add some broccoli florets to this soup if you’d like to sneak another vegetable in there!

Gluten-free Loaded Baked Potato Soup recipe

Looking for more soup recipes? I highly recommend the soups I mentioned above as well as my 30 minute gluten-free chicken tortilla soup recipe. 

If you like broccoli, you’ve got to try this Broccoli Cheese Soup recipe too! And if you have turkey, try this gluten-free creamy turkey chowder from my friend Jeanine.

Gluten-free Loaded Cheesy Baked Potato Soup

Next time your family is needing something warm and comforting, I hope you’ll make this gluten-free soup for them! 

Gluten-free Potato Soup Recipe:

Yield: 12 servings

Loaded Baked Potato Soup {Gluten-free}

Gluten-free Cheesy Baked Potato Soup

This gluten-free Cheesy Baked Potato Soup brings all the flavors of a twice baked potato in a creamy soup that the whole family loves!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), divided
  • 2 Tbsp. minced garlic (about 3 cloves)
  • 9 cups cubed potatoes (~1/2" cubes), preferably butter gold or Yukon gold (peeled or unpeeled)
  • 6 cups gluten-free chicken broth (recommend Pacific)
  • 2 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3 cups milk
  • 5 cups cubed or shredded cheddar cheese (sharp cheddar is preferred)
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp. garlic salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 2 lbs. bacon
  • Additional shredded cheese for topping, if desired
  • Sliced green onions for topping, if desired

Instructions

  1. Mince the garlic.
  2. In a large stockpot, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute or until garlic is fragrant.
  3. Add the broth, potatoes, and parsley.
  4. Bring to a boil, stir, then turn to low heat, cover pot with lid, and let simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 12 minutes.
  5. In a smaller pot, melt the remaining butter, then whisk in the cornstarch. Add the milk, whisking until smooth. Continue whisking as you bring to a boil and continue boiling until starts to thicken, about 5-6 minutes, then remove from heat. (It will really increase in volume as it thickens - you'll definitely be able to tell!)
  6. Gradually add the milk mixture into the stockpot once the potatoes are tender. Stirring constantly, bring to a boil and let boil for about 5 minutes to thicken the soup a bit. Reduce heat to simmer and stir in cheese cubes.
  7. When cheese is melted, add sour cream, garlic salt, and pepper. Stir until all is warmed through to desired temperature. Taste to see if you would prefer additional garlic salt or pepper.
  8. While soup is warming through, cook bacon in a skillet. Pat dry and crumble. Serve in a bowl so everyone can add their desired amount to their soup.
  9. Serve with additional shredded cheese and green onions for everyone to add as desired.
  10. Leftovers can be refrigerate or frozen. To enjoy leftovers, you'll want to add a bit of milk when reheating. You can reheat in the microwave or on stove top.

Notes

I haven't paid attention to how many servings this makes (I keep forgetting) but I know at least 12 because my family of 4 easily has this 3 times every time I make it.


Pin this baked potato soup recipe to your gluten-free Pinterest board! Find even more gluten-free soup recipes on my Soups & Stews Pinterest board.

Gluten-free Cheesy Baked Potato Soup recipe

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Cheesy Baked Potato Soup (Gluten-free) - My whole family loved this soup - tasted like a loaded baked potato!

I hope you and your family enjoy this gluten-free potato soup as much as my family does!

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Quina

Tuesday 1st of December 2020

Is the sevring size like a cup or 2 cups per serving?

Jordan

Tuesday 17th of November 2020

If I wanted to make this in a crock pot how do you think it would change the times? Once its made can I let it sit on low in a crock pot until my boyfriend gets home from work? Has anyone made this in a crockpot yet? ha :) Thank you! Making this tonight and I cant wait!!!

Denise

Tuesday 20th of October 2020

Thanks for a wonderful gluten-free potato soup recipe! Yummy!!!! Everyone liked it not just the gluten free family members. 5 Star

Rita

Monday 19th of October 2020

Absolutely awesome! I made my own chicken stock, added a little dried onion and 2 large cloves of garlic to half the recipe of soup! I have celiac so I am thrilled with this recipe! Of course I had to have all the fixings! Thanks for sharing 😊

Rick A Welliver

Thursday 15th of October 2020

Made this for my wife after surgery for comfort food. Potato soup one of her favorites. Mine came out very salty. Not sure if it was my bacon or that I used sea salt, and I cut back to 1 1/2 tbsp. Adding extra potatoes and milk to help. Otherwise it is very good.