Instant Loaded Potato Soup

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This Instant Loaded Potato Soup is cooked in one pot and on the table in 30 minutes!

If you’re like me, there are many days that you…

  • need a go-to dinner that is quick, easy and on the table in 30 minutes.
  • wish for something warm and hearty that tastes like it’s been slow-cooked all day, but you didn’t have time to start the crock pot that morning.
  • don’t want a kitchen full of dirty dishes when dinner is over.

Such dinners do exist! I have the perfect one for you to try!


My Instant Loaded Potato Soup only has 6 ingredients!


Chop your bacon into 1/2 inch squares and let it cook in a large pot. While the bacon is rendering, chop up an onion.


Add onion to the pot and cook until the onion is tender. Add chicken broth and water then bring to a boil. Reduce heat, add evaporated milk, and stir in instant potatoes.


 Add shredded cheese and continue to stir.
Save some of the bacon and cheese for garnish.
Relax, enjoy!

Instant Loaded Potato Soup

Finding Time To Fly
Here's a quick, easy, one pot, on the table in 30 minutes kind of Loaded Potato Soup. You're welcome!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Soups &amp, Stews
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 box or 1 1/2 Envelopes Betty Crocker Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • 2 cans Evaporated Milk
  • 1 can Swanson Chicken Broth
  • 6 slices Bacon
  • 8 oz Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 medium Onion diced
  • 5 cups water


  • Chop the bacon into small (1/2-in squares) and cook in a large pot (large enough to cook the soup).
  • Let the bacon render and add the onion
  • Cook until onion is tender.
  • Add chicken broth and water, then bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat, add evaporated milk, and stir in potatoes.
  • Add shredded cheese and continue to stir.
  • If the consistency is too thick, add milk to thin it to the thickness you prefer.
  • Cook over medium heat stirring occasionally to bring it up to serving temperature.
  • Garnish with fried bacon, cheddar cheese and parsley or green onions.
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This Instant Loaded Potato Soup is cooked in one pot and on the table in 30 minutes!

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  1. 5 stars
    I found your site last week and looked around: I love it! Just wanted to let you know that I made this soup on Sunday after coming back home from church. We were hungry and I needed a yummy recipe fast. I made this soup in no time (about 35 minutes). Let me just say that it is now one of my/our favorites! We love eating soup and this one is a winner! Usually, I’m not a fan of bacon but I really loved all the combined flavors in this one. Btw, we all had seconds 🙂 Today is Tuesday and I just ate the last serving for lunch. Thank you so much for this recipe. Time for me to browse around your site for new dinner inspiration 🙂

    1. Anne,
      Welcome to Finding Time To Fly! Your comment made my day (and it’s only 8am)! Quick and delicious dinners are my favorite kind. I’ll always be looking for new ones as well as creating ideas of my own and sharing them here. Thank you so much for letting me know how much your family enjoyed it. It is readers like you that keep me doing what I do.
      I actually haven’t made this soup in a while. You made me want it now!

      1. 5 stars
        I made this soup again (yesterday) for a friend who just had a new baby boy 8 weeks ago and also foot surgery last week. I knew this soup would be a hit so, THANKS AGAIN 🙂

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