Black Angus Baked Potato Soup Recipe

Black Angus Baked Potato Soup is a creamy and hearty soup made with baked potatoes, cheese, bacon, and other ingredients. It is a popular menu item at the Black Angus Steakhouse chain of restaurants.

Main ingredients

Potatoes, Unsalted butter, All-purpose flour, Whole milk, Heavy cream, Sour cream, Green onions, Black pepper, Salt, Shredded cheddar cheese, Crumbled bacon

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Detailed Ingredients and Quantity

Potatoes4 large baking potatoes, scrubbed and baked
Unsalted butter6 tablespoons unsalted butter
All-purpose flour2/3 cup 
Whole milk6 cups
Heavy cream1 cup 
Sour cream1/2 cup 
Green onions1/4 cup chopped green onions (plus extra for garnish)
Black pepper1/4 teaspoon 
Salt1 teaspoon 
Shredded cheddar cheese (plus extra for garnish)1 cup 
Crumbled bacon1/2 cup (plus extra for garnish)

Steps to prepare sweet potato soup

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Baked potatoes should be cut into small cubes and set aside.
  3. Melt butter over medium heat in a big pot. To make a roux, add the flour and stir continuously for 1–2 minutes.
  4. Gradually add the milk and heavy cream to the roux, stirring constantly to prevent lumps. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the potatoes, sour cream, green onions, salt, and pepper to the pot. Stir well.
  6. Using a hand-held blender, blend the soup until it’s smooth and creamy (alternatively, transfer the soup to a blender in batches and blend until smooth).
  7. After the soup is finished cooking, add the cheddar cheese, and bacon, and stir until the cheese has melted.
  8. Serve the soup in bowls, topped with additional green onions, cheddar cheese, and bacon.

Nutrients facts

  • Calories: 635
  • Total Fat: 43g
  • Saturated Fat: 26g
  • Cholesterol: 136mg
  • Sodium: 1152mg
  • Potassium: 1082 mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 42g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Sugars: 13g
  • Protein: 20g
  • Vitamin A: 34%
  • Vitamin C: 21%
  • Calcium: 52%
  • Iron: 10%

Serving suggestions

  1. Toppings: This soup is traditionally served with toppings such as chopped green onions, shredded cheddar cheese, and crumbled bacon. You can also add a dollop of sour cream or a sprinkle of chopped fresh herbs like parsley or chives.
  2. Bread: Serve the soup with a side of crusty bread or garlic bread to soak up the delicious broth.
  3. Salad: Balance the richness of the soup by serving it with a light and fresh salad. A simple mixed greens salad with a vinaigrette dressing would be a great choice.
  4. Appetizer: If serving as a starter, serve the soup in smaller portions with a few crackers or crostini on the side.

Variations (similar kinds of soups with the same ingredients)

  1. Loaded Baked Potato Casserole: This casserole is made with baked potatoes, cheddar cheese, sour cream, green onions, and bacon – all the same ingredients as the soup! Simply layer the ingredients in a casserole dish and bake until bubbly and golden.
  2. Twice-Baked Potatoes: Similar to the soup, twice-baked potatoes are made with baked potatoes that are scooped out, mashed, and mixed with cheese, sour cream, and bacon before being baked again until crispy on top.
  3. Potato Skins: Another appetizer option, potato skins are made by scooping out the potato flesh from baked potatoes and filling them with cheese, bacon, and green onions before baking until crispy.
  4. Loaded Potato Salad: This potato salad is a twist on the classic recipe and is made with baked potatoes instead of boiled. Mix the potatoes with cheddar cheese, bacon, green onions, and sour cream for a creamy and indulgent side dish.
  5. Cheesy Potato Soup: Similar to Black Angus Baked Potato Soup, this soup is made with baked potatoes, cheese, and bacon. However, it also includes carrots, celery, and onions for extra flavor.

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