Loaded Potato Soup

Loaded Potato Soup

Loaded beef and potato soup is creamy and delicious making it one of my favorite comfort foods. Easy to make and loaded with ground beef or pork, potatoes, and vegetables for a hearty meal. Definitely one of my go to recipes! 

loaded potato soup 

This loaded potato soup is full of ground meat, potatoes, and carrots. Three staple ingredients in any "hearty" meal... meat, potatoes, and vegetables. I love incorporating ground beef or pork into so many recipes because it is healthy and easy! 

This soup is the perfect comfort food with a creamy broth base and topped with cheese.

soup recipe


  • 1 lb ground beef or pork 
  • 1 sm onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream or milk (see note, if using milk)
  • 2 cups carrots, chopped
  • 8 small red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped (optional)


  1. In the pot on the stove brown the ground beef. Add in onion, garlic, and Italian seasoning as the beef is browning.
  2. When the beef is finished browning add in chicken broth and cream.
  3. Stir in carrots, potatoes, salt, and pepper. Mix it altogether well and then add in flour to thicken the broth as it cooks.
  4. Bring the soup to a slight boil and then reduce to low heat. Cover the stock pot with a lid and simmer until the carrots and potatoes are fork tender. This will take approximately thirty minutes.
  5. When the soup is finished cooking add in the cheddar cheese and sour cream. Stir until the cheese is melted.
  6. Let cool before serving. Garnish with green onions and serve. Enjoy!

loaded soup recipe



One of my favorite things is to have leftover soup in the refrigerator. It is so easy to reheat a serving or two to serve for lunch. You can easily reheat this soup on the stove top or warm up a quick bowl in the microwave. The leftovers will keep in the refrigerator for up to four days.

Make it a make ahead meal

When you know you are going to have a busy afternoon and not able to make dinner, a few good crock pot recipes come in handy. This soup can easily be made into a crock pot recipe. Just brown the beef on the stove top and add in all the ingredients to the slow cooker. Cook on high for four hours or on low for eight hours. 

Share this meal with someone else

I love sharing a good recipe with others, especially when they are in need of an easy prepared dinner. This soup makes a great meal to make ahead and then bring to a family member or friend in need. A friend of mine gave me the idea to share soup in a mason jar. The perfect meal delivery for someone who is sick or just had a baby. Make the soup ahead of time and let it cool. Then, pour it into a large mason jar with a lid for safe traveling. You can store it in the refrigerator for up to four days. Then, just reheat and serve whenever. A comfort food that everyone loves!

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