Delicious Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup Copycat Recipe

Red Lobster’s potato bacon soup is the king of all soups. I fell in love with how mighty potatoes paired with bacon can turn into a feast. Therefore, right after trying it at Red Lobster while traveling in the US, I found the recipe to recreate it at home. 

How To Make Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup At Home

As luck would have it, I found the recipe! Red Lobster prepares this soup using a unique blend of spices and seasoning to enhance the flavors. Finally, they top the soup with croutons, chopped bacon, or fresh herbs to make it look good and taste better. 

Therefore, arming myself with all this information, I tried multiple variations of the recipes available until I found this one. 

Midway through the cooking process, I could tell it was just like the one you get at the restaurant, as it had the same velvety smooth texture and aroma. 

So, wait no more and learn how to make Red Lobster’s bacon potato soup!

Equipment Required For Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup Recipe

Before we discuss the recipe steps, let me give you a sneak peek at the equipment you will need to make this soup. 

  • Stock Pot – You will require a stockpot to cook the soup.
  • Ladle – A ladle will help you stir the soup.
  • Knife – I recommend using a sharp knife to chop the veggies for the soup.
Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup Ingredients

Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup Ingredients & Substitutions

Preparing Red Lobster bacon potato soup is easy because the ingredients are easily found, and the cooking process is not complicated. 

Note: The ingredients used in this recipe will help you prepare four servings of Red Lobster bacon potato soup. Therefore, you can adjust the quantities according to your requirements. 

  • 5 Large Potatoes – You can use any variety of potatoes to prepare this soup, like russet. However, I recommend using Yukon gold potatoes as they have a buttery flavor and hold their shape well when simmered in broth.  
  • 8 Slices Thick Cut Bacon – Choose thick-cut bacon with a good balance of meat and fat.
  • 2 – 3 Teaspoons Bacon Drippings – Reserve bacon drippings as they add a smoky flavor to the soup.  
  • 1 cup Onions 
  • 1 Clove Minced Garlic
  • 2/3 cup All-Purpose Flour – You can also use wheat flour, almond flour, or cornstarch in its place. However, the soup’s flavor will slightly differ. 
  • 6 Cups Chicken Broth – Chicken broth is easy to make at home, so this recipe uses it. However, you must use seafood broth if you have access to it, as that’s what the restaurant uses. 
  • 2 cups Half and Half – If you don’t have half and half, use heavy or light cream instead.
  • 1 Diced Celery Stalk
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Parsley
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Basil
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Coarsely Ground Pepper
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese for garnish

Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup Preparation & Cooking Time

Preparation Time Cooking TimeTotal Time
10 Minutes25 Minutes 35 Minutes

How To Make Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup 

Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup Step 1

Step 1- Put shredded bacon in a stock pot.


Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup Step 2

Step 2- Boil the potatoes in a stockpot with a teaspoon of salt.


Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup Step 3

Step 3- Add olive oil, cook bacon, and saute onions in the same stockpot.


Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup Step 4

Step 4- Once the bacon dripping starts releasing, add garlic and flour. Mix it well.


Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup Step 5

Step 5- Cook for 2 minutes, and then add chicken broth. Please bring it to a boil until the mixture is reduced.


Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup Step 6

Step 6- Stir in the spices like dried basil, salt, black pepper, and parsley.


Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup Step 7

Step 7- Bring the soup to a boil. Turn off the flame when the soup is thickened.


Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup Step 8

Step 8- Garnish it with some more parsley and parmesan cheese.


Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup Step 9

Step 9- Lastly, add bacon to the soup.


Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup

Step 10- Voila! Your Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup is ready.

Frequently Asked Questions About Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup

Some Tips & Tricks To Make Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup Better

I tried some little tweaks that elevated the flavor profile of this soup. Therefore, I would like to share them with you so that you can experience what I did.

  • I usually add a bouquet of fresh herbs to enhance the flavor complexity while simmering the soup.
  • If you enjoy extra creamy soup like me, add shredded cheddar cheese at the end so that it melts in the soup.
  • Sometimes, I also like to add a rustic touch and fiber to my soup. That’s why I leave the potato skin on.
  • To intensify the bacon flavor, I stir in some reserved bacon drippings and use it as a topping. 
  • If you enjoy a kick of spice in your soup, I recommend adding green chilies or jalapenos.

Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup Nutritional Information

Red Lobster’s bacon potato soup is absolutely delicious. However, you must consume it in moderation as it has high sodium, especially if you have been asked to reduce your sodium intake.

NutrientsValues
Calories 510 kcal
Carbohydrates 39 g
Protein 7 g
Sodium 1700 mg
Fat 35 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 115 mg
Sugar 4 g

Recipe Variations Of Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup

I have many friends who follow special diets for health reasons. Therefore, I came up with some recipe variations so that they could enjoy them, too. 

  • Gluten-Free – If you follow a gluten-free diet, you can replace all-purpose flour with cornstarch to make this soup gluten-free. 
  • Vegan-Friendly – Know someone following a vegan diet? Don’t worry; you can still use this recipe to make them a delectable soup by replacing half and half with nondairy milk and Cheddar cheese with vegan cheese. 
  • Keto-Friendly – Following a keto-friendly diet, you can replace potatoes in this recipe with cauliflower. 
  • Vegetarian – To make this soup vegetarian-friendly, simply replace chicken stock with vegetable stock and remove bacon. 
Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup

How To Store & Reheat Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup 

I think the most remarkable thing about making Red Lobster bacon potato soup is that it can also be stored to enjoy later. I do so all the time. 

But that also means storing the soup properly to keep its freshness intact. So, I’ll tell you how to store leftover bacon potato soup. 

Storing

  • Refrigeration Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 3 to 4 days. The best part about storing this soup is that its flavor improves the next day. You can also freeze this soup for a month. However, I don’t recommend doing so, as the texture of potatoes spoils upon de-freezing.
  • Kitchen Counter – This soup’s shelf life is not more than 3 hours if left on the kitchen counter, as it contains cream. Therefore, you must consume it within this time frame or store it in the refrigerator.

Reheating 

  • Stovetop – To enjoy the soup again, you can reheat it on the stovetop at medium-high heat for about 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally,  until heated through.
  • Microwave – You can also reheat this soup in the microwave to make the process easier. Place it in a microwave-safe bowl and cover it with a lid. Heat the soup on medium-high heat, stirring once between.

Serving Suggestions With Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup Recipe

Pairing this soup with a few accompaniments can make it more exciting. We tried some pairings that turned out to be excellent. Why don’t you take a look at them?

  1. Mixed Green Salad – A fresh salad with a tangy vinaigrette adds a refreshing contrast to the rich and creamy soup. Moreover, the greens’ crispness complements the soup’s smooth texture. Therefore, you can toss up any of your favorite green salads.
  2. Garlic Bread – Soup paired with garlic bread is a no-brainer. Slice a loaf of French baguette and slather it with butter and garlic to make the most delicious pairing. 
  3. Mexican Street Corn – Sweet corn kernels tossed with mayonnaise, Cojita cheese, chili powder, lime juice, and cilantro make a light and delectable side snack that beautifully complements the soup’s flavor.
  4. Cheddar and Chives Savory Scones – Savory scones are the perfect little beauties to serve with potato bacon soup. They taste amazing with the soup, and this pairing also makes for a complete meal.
  5. Grilled Sandwich – For a complete meal, pair this soup with a simple grilled cheese or grilled chicken sandwich.
  6. Grilled Vegetables – Simple and nutritious, grilled vegetables make a delicious pairing with any dish. Try them with bacon potato soup, as their flavorful garlic herb marinade adds a refreshing contrast to the soup.
  7. Chicken Pot Pie – Chicken pot pie needs no introduction. We recommend you try Gordon Ramsay’s chicken pot pie, which is absolutely delicious with this soup.
  8. Pesto Caprese Pasta – The refreshing flavors of pesto pasta complement the savory taste of the soup.

Printable Version Of Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup

How To Make Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup At Home

Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup Recipe

Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup is a creamy, hearty, and rich bowl of soul-satisfying soup. Make this copycat soup with bacon, potatoes, onions, garlic, chicken broth, and some spices at home. Refer to the full recipe for the details.
4.75 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Copycat Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 510 kcal

Equipment

  • Stock Pot
  • Ladle
  • Knife

Ingredients
  

  • ½ pound Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • ½ cup Bacon
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • ½ cup Half And Half
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Flour
  • ½ cup Onions
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic (Minced)
  • 1 tablespoon Basil
  • 1 tablespoon Parsley (Chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Salt

Instructions
 

  • Take some Yukon gold potatoes for preparing Red Lobster bacon potato soup.
    Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup Step 1
  • Boil the potatoes in a stockpot with a teaspoon of salt.
    Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup Step 2
  • Add olive oil, cook bacon, and saute onions in the same stockpot.
    Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup Step 3
  • Once the bacon dripping starts releasing, add garlic and flour. Mix it well.
    Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup Step 4
  • Cook for 2 minutes, and then add chicken broth. Please bring it to a boil until the mixture is reduced.
    Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup Step 5
  • Stir in the spices like dried basil, salt, black pepper, and parsley.
    Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup Step 6
  • Bring the soup to a boil. Turn off the flame when the soup is thickened.
    Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup Step 8
  • Garnish it with some more parsley and parmesan cheese.
    Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup Step 8
  • Lastly, add bacon to the soup.
    Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup Step 9
  • Voila! Your Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup is ready.
    Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup

Nutrition

Serving: 1Portion | Calories: 510kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 35g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 1700mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g
Keyword Bacon Potato Soup, Red Lobster, Red Lobster Bacon Potato Soup
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More Red Lobster Recipes You Can Try

Red Lobster is renowned for its delectable menu; there is something for everyone. However, you can also recreate some of their popular dishes at home, like the ones mentioned below:

  1. Red Lobster Chicken Pasta: If you want pasta for dinner, try Red Lobster’s chicken pasta. Its creamy and savory taste will leave your taste buds craving more. 
  2. Red Lobster Rice Pilaf: Red Lobster’s rice pilaf is a must-try. It is a flavorful dish that combines rice with veggies and spices and is cooked in chicken broth. Thus, it makes for a beautiful dish that doesn’t require anything on the side.
  3. Red Lobster Coconut Shrimp: Treat your shrimp-loving soul to Red Lobster’s coconut shrimp, served with tropical pina colada dipping sauce. These are great for party snacks. 
  4. Lobster Bisque: Warm yourself up with the comforting flavors of creamy lobster bisque that gets ready in just 40 minutes. 
  5. Red Lobster Brussels Sprouts: For a delicious and healthy side dish, try this copycat Brussels sprouts recipe. It tastes incredible with soy-ginger glaze, butter sauce, and balsamic glaze.

Conclusion

It’s time for us to conclude this article and for you to show your culinary skills by making this recipe. So, treat yourself to Red Lobster’s bacon potato soup. Making this soup is simple if you follow the instructions carefully. 

The only suggestion I have for you is to use the freshest ingredients to enjoy the best flavor. After trying the soup, do come back to share your feedback with us while we experiment with more recipes for you. 

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