Delectable Chili’s Baked Potato Soup Recipe

Chili’s Baked potato soup is one of the chain’s best options. Like me, most people love the decadent flavor of perfectly loaded baked potatoes. This soup is a warm version of a baked potato, all in a bowl! There are so many elements that make this soup recipe a star. 

As you will notice, this recipe does not involve baking a potato. However, it tastes exactly like one of those loaded ones with all the work! Moreover, it is not just about the flavor of a baked potato! This recipe has many simple elements that make it seem extraordinary for its taste and texture. 

This recipe is a regular at my home, as we enjoy it at least once a week with a side of our favorite protein. It is also adaptable to various diets and flavors, which you will learn once you read this post. 

Preparing this recipe will make your home smell like a gourmet kitchen! Say goodbye to restaurant potato soup; this one will be your absolute favorite! 

Equipment Required For Chili’s Baked Potato Soup Recipe

For you to have a completely seamless and planned time in the kitchen as far as making this soup is concerned, I have mentioned all the equipment needed for this recipe below: 

  • Measuring Cups and Spoons: This equipment is optional; however, it is also handy. If you are a pro in the kitchen, you can add ingredients by instinct. However, if you are a perfectionist, stick to measuring exact quantities with the help of measuring cups and spoons. 
  • Saucepan: All the sauteing and cooking will be done in a saucepan, so ensure you go for a large one. 
  • Bowls: Store your potatoes in a large bowl before adding them to the soup to remove all the starch. You can also use a few small ones to measure the herbs and other ingredients. 
  • Wooden Spoon: A large wooden spoon is the preferred equipment for mixing everything while ensuring the spoon does not get too hot to grab. 
  • Large Knife: A large, sharp knife is the best option for making fine, clean cuts throughout.
  • Chopping Board: Use a large chopping board and secure it with a wet paper towel under it to prevent it from moving. 
  • Silicone Spatula: A silicone spatula will be handy when you want to scrape ingredients out of bowls, especially cream, to ensure there are no leftovers of the same. 

Chili’s Baked Potato Soup Recipe Ingredients And Substitution

Note: This recipe is large enough to serve two portions of soup efficiently. You can adjust the quantities accordingly if you want to make more or less of this soup. 

I have also mentioned substitutes for many ingredients wherever possible if you have trouble finding some. 

For The Soup: 

  • 2 Russet Potatoes: This is the best potato option, as it has the best starch content. You can also go for Idaho potatoes in their place, as they have a similar texture. 
  • 2 Onions: Use white onions for a balanced flavor, and you can roughly chop them for this recipe.
  • 1/2 Cup Mashed Potatoes: This will help thicken the soup along with adding a starchy flavor and texture.
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter: Use unsalted butter for this recipe, as many other ingredients added to the soup, like bacon, already has a lot of salt. Moreover, you will need butter for this recipe as a roux needs to be made. 
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour: All-purpose flour is the best option for this recipe. 
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream: Try to go for something other than fat-free or low-fat versions of cream. You can also use half and half instead of heavy cream, as long as it is full-fat. 
  • 1 Cup Chicken Stock: Chicken stock does give a great flavor, but you can also opt for vegetable or beef stock if you have the same at home. Moreover, you can choose from homemade or store-bought stock, as they will taste pretty exceptional.
  • 1 Teaspoons Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper Pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon All-Purpose Seasoning
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Parsley

To Garnish: 

  • 2 Strips Of Bacon: To save time, cook the bacon strips and crumble them before preparing your soup. You can also use beef or turkey bacon instead of pork bacon. 
  • ½ Cup Chopped Chives: You can chop them just before you prepare the soup. 
  • 1 Lemon: Use freshly squeezed lemon juice for a vibrant flavor.

Chili’s Baked Potato Soup Recipe Preparation & Cooking Time

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
10 Minutes40 Minutes50 Minutes

How To Make Chili’s Baked Potato Soup

  1. Slit your potatoes from the center, just halfway through, to ensure proper baking.
  2. Now, bake your potatoes in an oven preheated to 360 degrees Fahrenheit, placed on a wire rack, until they are soft when poked.
  3. While your potatoes are baking, add butter to a pan and saute chopped onions in the same.
  4. Top the cooked onions with flour and let the mixture cook gently until it forms a roux. 
  5. Once the roux is ready, you can top it with chicken stock.
  6. Now is the time to add heavy cream to the soup base and simmer at low heat.
  7. Add mashed potatoes once the soup begins to simmer, and let the soup cook further.  
  8. Now, add all the seasonings like salt, pepper, all purpose seasoning and dried parsley.
  9. Slit the baked potatoes in half, and scoop out the flesh, then chop them into cubes.
  10. Add the roasted diced potatoes, and mix the soup well, let it simmer, and it is done! Garnish with bacon crumbs, chives, and a squeeze of lemon juice. 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Chili’s Baked Potato Soup (FAQs)

Some Tips & Tricks To Make This Baked Potato Soup Better

The tips I have mentioned here are the possible roadblocks you may face with this recipe. These tips will ensure that you can easily make this soup with absolutely no hurdles. 

  1. I always keep the flame on low while making your roux, as that will prevent lumps and the flour from browning too quickly or burning. 
  2. Regardless of the bacon you use, I make sure it is cooked well to a crispy texture and then crumble the same to get a crunchy bite. 
  3. Ensure you add just enough salt to this recipe, as it will be topped with bacon bits and cheese. Both these elements are already pretty salty.
  4. I always partially roast some of the potatoes for enhanced flavors before adding them to the soup.

Chili’s Baked Potato Soup Nutritional Information

Chili’s baked potato soup is not very healthy. A single portion has a high amount of calories, saturated fat, and sodium. So, it is best to enjoy this soup once in a while in as much moderation as possible. 

Look at the complete nutritional breakdown of this baked potato soup using the table below. 

Calories677 kcal
Carbohydrates78 g
Protein14 g
Fat36 g
Saturated Fat22 g
Polyunsaturated Fat2 g
Monounsaturated Fat10 g
Trans Fat0.5 g
Cholesterol102 mg
Sodium1474 mg
Potassium1519 mg
Fiber8 g
Sugar12 g
Vitamin A1686 IU
Vitamin C67 mg
Calcium131 mg
Iron3 mg

Along with not being a healthy option, this soup is not suitable for people on a gluten-free diet as the roux for this soup is made by adding flour. 

Moreover, this soup is not vegan-friendly; however, it can be made vegetarian if you don’t add bacon to the recipe. Since many of the components are dairy-based, the soup can also not be enjoyed by someone who has lactose intolerance. Lastly, soup is not okay for a keto diet as it has a high amount of carbohydrates. 

Recipe Variations Of This Baked Potato Recipe That You Can Try

This soup may not be the perfect fit for people on certain diets, but there is no need to worry. I have mentioned some ways to make it for people on different diets so everyone can have a taste of it! 

  1. Vegan Diet: If you are a vegan, firstly, you need to skip adding garnishes like bacon. Similarly, you can prepare your roux with vegan butter and plant-based cream instead of dairy products for the soup. However, that will slightly alter the soup’s flavor, so just be prepared for that. Also, vegetable stock should be used instead of chicken stock. 
  2. Vegetarian Diet: If you are a vegetarian, you don’t need to change much in this recipe. Skip adding bacon on top and replace the chicken stock with vegetable stock.
  3. Gluten-Free Diet: For people with celiac disease, you must use gluten-free flour instead of all-purpose flour. 
  4. Dairy-Free Diet: If you have lactose intolerance, you can again substitute all dairy products with plant-based ones, including cream, and butter. 

How To Store And Reheat This Baked Potato Soup

If you have leftover soup, do not worry! To preserve its flavor, follow the simple storing and reheating methods mentioned below. 

Storing The Soup: 

  1. On The Counter: If you have a leftover soup you plan to finish within the same day, you can store it in the same container. However, this process is okay only if you wish to finish the soup in 2-3 hours after making it. 
  2. In The Refrigerator: If you want your leftover soup to stay alright for a while and you would rather enjoy it on a different day, I suggest storing it in an airtight container. Once you transfer it to an airtight container, you can easily store it in a refrigerator for up to three days. 

Reheating The Soup: 

  1. Large Pot: The easiest way to reheat this soup is in a large pot. Let the soup simmer at low heat for 5-8 minutes, depending on the remaining quantity. I recommend not heating it at a high temperature, as that way, the soup can get stuck to the base of the pot. 
  2. Microwave: Another easy way to reheat this soup, and at a quicker rate, is to heat it in the microwave. Transfer the soup to a microwave-safe bowl, and heat it for 1-minute intervals until it is nice and steaming hot. 

Serving Suggestions With Chili’s Baked Potato Soup

Since this recipe already includes potatoes, I am sure that most of you would not want another carb on the side. Instead, the best way to enjoy this soup is by pairing it with lean protein choices like chicken or fish. Some lovely ideas for the same include a simple air-fried salmon or grilled chicken breast

You can also stick to the Mexican flavors of this yummy soup and pair it with innovative options like buffalo chicken nuggets or even a hearty beef quesadilla. Some other lovely side serving options to keep the Tex-Mex theme going include hearty and light fish tacos or some chicken-topped overloaded nachos!

Printable Version Of This Chili’s Baked Potato Soup Recipe

Chili’s Baked Potato Soup

Chili's baked potato soup is a delicious recipe for baked potatoes. It's loaded with potatoes, crispy bacon, and chives. It's seasoned with salt and pepper. All-purpose seasoning and parsley add a fresh aroma and earthy flavor to this soup.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Portions
Calories 667 kcal

Equipment

  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Saucepan
  • Bowls
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Large Knife
  • Chopping Board
  • Silicone Spatula

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Russet Potatoes
  • 2 Onions chopped
  • 1/2 cup Mashed Potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 2 tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 cup Chicken Stock
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon All-Purpose Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Parsley

To Garnish:

  • 2 strips Bacon
  • 1/2 cup Chives chopped
  • 1 Lemon juice

Instructions
 

  • Slit your potatoes from the center, just halfway through, to ensure proper baking.
  • Now, bake your potatoes in an oven preheated to 360 degrees Fahrenheit, placed on a wire rack, until they are soft when poked.
  • While your potatoes are baking, add butter to a pan and saute chopped onions in the same.
  • Top the cooked onions with flour and let the mixture cook gently until it forms a roux.
  • Once the roux is ready, you can top it with chicken stock.
  • Now is the time to add heavy cream to the soup base and simmer at low heat.
  • Add mashed potatoes once the soup begins to simmer, and let the soup cook further.
  • Now, add all the seasonings like salt, pepper, all purpose seasoning and dried parsley.
  • Slit the baked potatoes in half, and scoop out the flesh, then chop them into cubes.
  • Add the roasted diced potatoes, and mix the soup well, let it simmer, and it is done! Garnish with bacon crumbs, chives, and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Portion | Calories: 667kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 1474mg | Potassium: 1519mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1686IU | Vitamin C: 67mg | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 3mg
Keyword Chili’s baked potato soup, Chili’s Recipes, Hearty Soup
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More Chili’s Recipes That You Can Try

If you love the food from Chili’s, the good news is that almost every dish they offer can easily be replicated at home. Have a look at these recipe ideas! 

  1. Chili’s Cajun Chicken PastaThis delicious pasta perfectly combines Italian and Mexican food that you would not have expected to work. The recipe is also pretty simple, so try it out as soon as possible! 
  2. Chili’s Spicy Garlic And Lime ShrimpI love shrimp to the core, and the moment I tried this recipe, I knew that no other shrimp recipe would match up to this one! This efficient recipe will give you some of the juiciest and most tender shrimp ever! 
  3. Chili’s Bacon Chicken Ranch QuesadillaOf course, it wouldn’t be fair to Chili’s recipes without mentioning their amazing quesadillas! These quesadillas have a sharp flavor from the chicken and bacon and gooey, melty cheese. 
  4. Chili’s SalsaOne more classic Mexican dish from Chili’s, this salsa has a lovely balance of heat and is accompanied by some of the freshest ingredients. It can also be a great addition to your baked potato soup! 
  5. Chili’s Margarita PresidenteLast on this list, but surely not the least, how can I not mention Margaritas when talking about Chili’s?! Try this fantastic Margarita recipe at home to have that perfect cocktail night. 

Conclusion

The baked potato soup from Chili’s sure looks like an utter gourmet delight, making it seem like one of the toughest soups. However, now that you have gone through this recipe, I am sure many of you are relieved and amazed by how simple this soup recipe is. 

Sure, like any other recipe, there are places where you may face roadblocks. However, as long as you follow the expert tips and tricks and the procedure exactly as mentioned above, I can assure you that you will get the best results ever. 

Moreover, you can also experiment a little with the toppings of this soup, like adding sour cream for freshness, or you can go ahead and add some salsa for heat. Which of these toppings will you be adding? Let me know in the comments below. 

You can also let us all know how this recipe turned out when you tried making it at home. Until then, I’ll be here with more amazing recipes for you! 

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