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Disneyland's Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Updated on April 9, 2016
Disneyland's Loaded Baked Potato Soup topped with bacon and cheddar cheese. For more garnish ideas check out my optional garnish box next to the ingredients!
Disneyland's Loaded Baked Potato Soup topped with bacon and cheddar cheese. For more garnish ideas check out my optional garnish box next to the ingredients! | Source

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When the weather cools down in the Fall and the Winter I love to eat soup! My favorite type that I normally gravitate towards are chowders and thicker soups. There is just something magical about a good cup of soup in the cooler weather with a nice crisp autumn breeze. As you may be aware, I love going to Disneyland! Disneyland has lots of great soups and chowders offered throughout both parks and Downtown Disney. Some fan favorites include Gumbo, Clam Chowder, Broccoli Cheddar, and Loaded Baked Potato Soup! I personally love the broccoli cheddar and Loaded Baked Potato Soup! These are the two I mostly get in the park and of course they come in a delicious bread bowl. If you love the soup offered in the park but are not able to go when you want or don't want to pay the price (it can sometimes be expensive for very little soup) I have tracked down the Loaded Baked Potato Soup recipe used in the park for your cooking pleasure!

What is your favorite soup to get at Disneyland?

  • 0% Gumbo
  • 0% Clam Chowder
  • 60% Loaded Baked Potato
  • 10% Corn Chowder
  • 30% Broccoli Cheddar
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Prep time: 45 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 1 hour 30 min
Yields: Serves 6

Ingredients

All the ingredients needed to make Loaded Baked Potato Soup: carrots, celery, potatoes, heavy cream, onion, flour, bacon, and chicken broth. This does not include garnishes.
All the ingredients needed to make Loaded Baked Potato Soup: carrots, celery, potatoes, heavy cream, onion, flour, bacon, and chicken broth. This does not include garnishes.
  • 1 pound bacon, roughly chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and diced
  • 3/4 cup celery, diced
  • 4 large russet potatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Optional Garnishes

•chopped chives

•green onions

•bacon bits

•sour cream

•shredded cheddar cheese

•Monterey jack cheese

•paprika

*NOTE*

Instead of Russet potatoes I used yellow potatoes. I did this because yellow potatoes or yukon potatoes have less starch than russet potatoes when they break down while being digested. This is a personal choice and either work fine in this recipe!

Instructions

  1. In a 6 to 8 quart stockpot over medium heat fry the bacon until crisp.
  2. Remove bacon and drain on paper towels, reserving half for garnish. In the bacon fat cook onions, carrots, and celery until the onions are translucent. Add potatoes, mix, and cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in the flour and mix constantly over low heat until the flour is cooked and the mixture has thickened slightly, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add chicken stock and half of the bacon. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Over medium-high heat, bring the soup to a simmer and cook for 25 minutes or until the potatoes are soft. Stir occasionally. Mash some of the potatoes for a thicker, creamier texture. Add whipping cream and simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Adjust the thickness of the soup by adding water or stock (for thiner soup). The soup should have a creamy consistency.
  6. Season to taste and garnish with toppings of choice.
Left: Bacon frying in the stock pot. Right: Bacon draining on a paper towel on a plate. (Step 1 and 2)
Left: Bacon frying in the stock pot. Right: Bacon draining on a paper towel on a plate. (Step 1 and 2) | Source
Left: Vegetables being sauteed in the stock pot. Center: Vegetables with the potatoes added and stirred. Right: All vegetables mixed with the flour for five minutes. (Step 2 and 3)
Left: Vegetables being sauteed in the stock pot. Center: Vegetables with the potatoes added and stirred. Right: All vegetables mixed with the flour for five minutes. (Step 2 and 3) | Source

Just A few Tips!

  • Soak the diced potatoes in cold water to prevent them from turning brown. Make sure you drain the water from the potatoes before you add them in the stock pot.

The potatoes sitting in cold water. I had to use a few bowls because the water takes up some space.
The potatoes sitting in cold water. I had to use a few bowls because the water takes up some space. | Source
  • Freeze the bacon slightly to make it easier to chop.
  • To mash some of the potatoes use a masher and lightly press down through the soup after the heavy cream is added. You can skip mashing the potatoes if that is what you prefer!
  • For a thicker soup let it simmer longer after adding the heavy cream. About 5 more minutes.
  • You can serve this soup in a bread bowl to make it more authentic to how it is served inside the park!

Recipe Request!

Is there a Disneyland recipe you want to know? If you have any favorite foods, drinks, or treats from Disneyland and you would like to know the recipe (or know how to make it), leave me a comment below requesting it! I will do my best to find it and get it posted! Bon Apetit!

Are you interested in more Disneyland recipes?

  • 100% Yes!
  • 0% No!
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© 2013 Lyndsay Gamber

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      LH 8 months ago

      So it's not really baked at all, right?

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Mmm, this looks good and soup weather is upon us. Thanks for the recipe!

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      Liz Elias 3 years ago from Oakley, CA

      I haven't been to Disneyland since I took my kids back in about 1979! I didn't have soup there at that time.

      However, this looks and sounds yummy, except as a vegetarian, I'd have to just garnish with imitation bacon chips when serving.

      I do like soup..thick, hearty soups. I'm going to bookmark this for sure!

      Voted up ++ starred and shared.

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      Ronald E Franklin 3 years ago from Mechanicsburg, PA

      Just looking at the soup picture makes me want to try this. And I'm sure fixing it at home is a lot cheaper than a ticket to Disneyland!

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      Kept private 4 years ago from Northeast United States

      Thank you for writing and sharing this great recipe hub. I wonder if this is better than Chilies loaded baked potato soup? I may have to make this to find out :) Voted up and useful. Have a great week.

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      Lyndsay Gamber 4 years ago from California

      Hello cat on a soapbox!

      I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Thank you so much! =)

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      Catherine Tally 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      I must try this! Like you, I love cooler weather and prefer the thicker, creamier soup varieties. Your recipe layout is both visually appealing and easy to follow- a very well-deserved HOTD! Thank you :)

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      Lyndsay Gamber 4 years ago from California

      Hello SamitaJassi!

      Thanks! I am glad you enjoyed it!

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      Lyndsay Gamber 4 years ago from California

      Hi CrisSp!

      Thank you so much!

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Look so delish! Awesome presentation. Bookmarking and pinning. Thank you.

      As well, congrats on HOD!

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      Lyndsay Gamber 4 years ago from California

      Hello rose-the-planner!

      Thank you so much! It is very delicious and thank you for commenting!

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      Congratulations on HOTD, well deserved! This looks and sounds like a delicious recipe! Thank you for sharing. (Voted up ) -Rose

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      Lyndsay Gamber 4 years ago from California

      Hi Missy Mac!

      This is a super creamy rich soup! Thanks for commenting!

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      Missy Mac 4 years ago from Illinois

      I love creamy soups . This is a keeper and I have never visited Disney Land. This recipe wets my appetite for the food and a future visit. Thanks

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      Lyndsay Gamber 4 years ago from California

      Hi FloursihAnyway!

      It goes great with a cool Autumn day! Thanks so much for voting and commenting!

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      Lyndsay Gamber 4 years ago from California

      Hi Heather Says!

      Thanks so much! I hope you like it when you get around to making it! =)

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      Lyndsay Gamber 4 years ago from California

      Hi Emma Harvey!

      It is delicious! Let me know how you like it!

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      Lyndsay Gamber 4 years ago from California

      Hi ChitrangadaSharan!

      Thanks so much!

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      Lyndsay Gamber 4 years ago from California

      Hello Beth37!

      Thank you so much!

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      Lyndsay Gamber 4 years ago from California

      Hi Tom Schumacher!

      Thank you for voting it up and I am glad you enjoyed it!

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      Lyndsay Gamber 4 years ago from California

      Hi kineticpoet!

      It is really yummy! I was very pleased when I made it! I hope you enjoy it as well!

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      FlourishAnyway 4 years ago from USA

      This looks out of this world, especially for a cool Autumn day. Would go great with some homemade bread and fresh apple cider. OMG. Voted up and more.

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      Heather Rode 4 years ago from Buckeye, Arizona

      This looks super yummy! Congratulations on HotD! I'm so pleased for you. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I'm pinning it to make later :)

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      Emma Harvey 4 years ago from Berkshire, UK

      Looks delicious - must try this recipe!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Very nicely written recipe hub with clear instructions, helpful pictures and the valuable tips! Thanks for sharing the details!

      Congratulations for a well deserved HOTD!

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      Beth37 4 years ago

      Lovely! :)

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      Tom Schumacher 4 years ago from Huntington Beach, CA

      This is a delicious recipe. Lots of bacon is ideal! Also, optional ingredients chopped chives, green onions and a blend of shredded cheddar and monterey jack cheese makes this baked potato soup much tastier! Fresh sourdough bread for dunking is highly recommended. Thanks Lyndsay, I enjoyed this! Vote up!

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      kineticpoet 4 years ago

      I'm going to make this tomorrow when I hit the grocery! :) I love Disneyland almost as much as bacon so this recipe has instant pallet appeal!

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      Lyndsay Gamber 4 years ago from California

      Hello BEEZKNEEZ!

      I love this soup too! I am glad you enjoyed it! =)

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      BEEZKNEEZ 4 years ago

      I love this soup and have never had it away from Disneyland. My family and I just tried it last night and it's very close to the original.

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      Lyndsay Gamber 4 years ago from California

      Hi Better Yourself!

      Thanks for voting up! Let me know how it turns out without the bacon! This might be a helpful tip. Since you are not using bacon sauté the veggies in some olive oil so they don't stick! Also you can use vegetable stock instead of chicken stock! =)

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      Better Yourself 4 years ago from North Carolina

      YUM! I cannot wait to try this recipe (minus the bacon, don't eat meat). I'm a fan of yukon potatoes also so good to know I can substitute! Voted up!

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      Lyndsay Gamber 4 years ago from California

      Hi Jenny-Elizabeth!

      It is really yummy!

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      Elizabeth Reeve 4 years ago from Cornfields of Indiana

      I love baked potato soup never tried Disney Land's version though.