Triple Threat Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Loaded Baked Potato Leftover Ham Bacon and Cheese Soup
I dream about this kind of soup. It’s completely decadent. It’s probably one of the biggest comfort foods out there. Which is perfect for this time of year in Oregon. It’s cold, rainy, snowy, sleety and it’s so dark outside by 2 in the afternoon. The gray landscape just begs for dishes like this Triple Threat Loaded Baked Potato Soup.

Now, what makes it a “triple threat”? Let’s see, it has lots of leftover holiday ham from my juicy holiday ham I made the other day, it’s full of bacon and extra sharp cheddar cheese…I won’t even mention the cream, buttermilk and sour cream in here too. It is the best dang soup you could ever imagine. The kind of soup you have to force yourself NOT to eat three or four bowlfuls…because you’ll want to. And you might even do it.

My husband took one bite and just looked at me like, “are you serious…this is incredible”…umm, yes, I know. Did you expect anything less….(insert maniacal laughter now)?

Save some of that leftover ham from your holiday feast and enjoy it in this soup.

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Triple Threat Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Recipe from: Created by Noble Pig | Serves: Serves 8-10


  • 9 slices thick cut bacon, diced
  • 12 Tablespoons butter
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 5 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup buttermilk (Bulgarian if you have available)
  • 5 russet potatoes, baked, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup scallions
  • 2 cups leftover ham, diced
  • 2 cups shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese (do not use already shredded cheese)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper (not fine)
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt


  • Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until browned. Remove and set aside.
  • In a large Dutch oven (7 quart) or large stockpot, melt butter over med-low heat. Whisk in flour until smooth (no lumps). Gradually stir in milk, cream and buttermilk, whisking constantly until fully incorporated and slightly thickened. Add potatoes and scallions. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently, making sure to scrape the bottom.
  • Turn heat down to a low simmer, cover and cook for 10 minutes. Add ham, bacon, cheese, sour cream, salt and pepper. Stir until cheese is melted. Serve.
  • You can easily add more cheese to the top and place the soup under the broiler for 30 seconds to get that melty cheese look.

Loaded Baked Potato Leftover Ham Bacon and Cheese Soup1
Melting cheese over the top under the broiler is optional but sure makes a great presentation.

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12 Comments and 5 Replies

  1. Katie 1

    O-m-g this looks amazing!! We are having ham for Christmas this year and I think i will need to make this with some of the many leftovers I’ll have since I’m making a ham for the two us!!!

    • Cathy 2

      You will love it. I’ve posted so many leftover ham recipes in the past week…you will find something to do with all that ham!

  2. Mrs. L 3

    I still have some leftover ham in the freezer from Thanksgiving. Perfect use for it!

  3. oh my. this looks so good! i love that picture. i have a ham thawing in the fridge for christmas. guess what we will be making with the leftovers? :)

  4. Meghan 6


  5. NancyC 7

    This sounds like a triple WOW recipe! :)

  6. You are too awesome. Reading your about me page… I grew up in Sacramento and have a deep appreciation for Davis! And my dad was born in Klammath Falls, Oregon, and I love going up to Tillamook…. not that I’ve been since I was 16, but yes, a part of my heart resides in the PNW, and a part in the south. I guess I’m a gypsy at heart then, huh?
    Anyhow, gorgeous blog, and GORGEOUS soup. It’s almost midnight on Christmas Eve Eve, and my stomach is growling!

    • Cathy 9

      How sweet you are! Hopefully you can get back here someday and hopefully I can get back to Texas.

  7. Meg 10

    And 0 calories too huh??? :)

  8. Karen A. 11

    Do I add the bacon when I add the ham?

  9. jonny ripley 13

    I just made this soup and it was unbeliveable! Also it won a contest. But I have to admit I put quadrupile the bacon in as well! Thanks alot!

  10. WOW That looks incredible!!!

    I love the cheese melted on top!

  11. I am ready to make this great soup. I had a quedtions about the bacon fat. Do I leave the bacom fat in the bottom of the pot or remove it? Excited to share this with my family.

  12. Karen Howard 17

    Wow! I have to make this soup! I love your Family Photo & I love Pigs! There are lots of great recipes here, as I have been here before!


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