Warm Up with Delicious Baked Potato Soup

Have you ever found yourself with leftover grilled potatoes but no idea how to use them? Or do you crave a warm and hearty soup on a chilly evening, but are hesitant due to gluten or dairy allergies? Well, look no further because I have the perfect solution for both problems: Baked Potato Soup!

This gluten-free and dairy-free recipe is perfect for those with dietary restrictions. Not only is it deliciously creamy and flavorful, but it also requires simple ingredients that can be found in most kitchens. And the best part? This recipe allows you to use up any leftover baked potatoes from your grill-outs or picnics.

With only a few tweaks to the traditional recipe, this loaded baked potato soup is sure to become a favorite in your household. So cozy up with a bowl of this thick and creamy soup and enjoy the flavors of summer barbecues all year round.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Baked Potato Soup for Grilling Leftovers - Gluten Free
Baked Potato Soup for Grilling Leftovers – Gluten Free

Ladies and Gentlemen, have you ever had leftover grilled potatoes that you don’t know what to do with? Have your taste buds been craving a creamy and savory delight to satisfy those late-night cravings? Look no further than the Baked Potato Soup for Grilling Leftovers – Gluten-Free Recipe!

This recipe is not only simple to make but also incredibly delicious. One of the things I love about this recipe is that it is gluten-free! You heard that right. So even if you have dietary restrictions, you can still indulge in this hearty dish without worrying about gluten.

If you adore the taste of baked potatoes, then this soup will surely become your new favorite meal. You may be thinking to yourself, “I’m not really into potato soup,” but let me tell you; this recipe has an additional twist that takes it up a notch. Loaded with ham bone or bacon, onions, chicken broth, almond milk or heavy cream and more, this soup is thick and creamy which makes it a perfect fit for cozying up on cold evenings.

Moreover, crafting this recipe couldn’t be easier. All you have to do is gather the ingredients, mix them together in a slow cooker or crock-pot and let the magic happen. The recipe also provides alternative ingredients to switch out depending on your dietary preferences.

So why wouldn’t you want to try it out? This soup grants you the opportunity to relish every bite without compromising healthy eating habits or worrying about allergens. I highly recommend that you don’t miss out on trying this fantastic dish!

Ingredient List

 Creamy and comforting, this Baked Potato Soup is the perfect way to warm up on a chilly day.
Creamy and comforting, this Baked Potato Soup is the perfect way to warm up on a chilly day.

Let’s dive into the tantalizing ingredient list for this delicious gluten-free Baked Potato Soup recipe! You are going to love how easy it is to assemble these ingredients and be able to make an absolutely incredible pot of soup that will give any comfort food a run for its money. From the basics like potatoes and onions to the indulgent elements like heavy cream and bacon, you’ll find everything you need to make a rich and savory soup.


  • 6 slices of bacon, chopped
  • 2 pounds of potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp arrowroot starch (for thickening)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ cup almond milk or heavy cream (optional)
  • Toppings:
    • Shredded cheddar cheese
    • Chopped green onions
    • Sour cream
    • Crumbled bacon

The Recipe How-To

 Re-purpose your grilled potatoes into this hearty soup for a delicious and easy meal.
Re-purpose your grilled potatoes into this hearty soup for a delicious and easy meal.

Now that you have your ingredients ready, let’s jump into the recipe how-to. This recipe is perfect for using leftover baked potatoes from your weekend barbecue.

Step 1: Saute the onions and crisp up the bacon.

Take a large soup pot and set it over medium heat. Add a tablespoon of butter and once melted, add in one diced onion. Cook this for about 5 minutes until the onion is tender and translucent.

In the same pan, add 4 pieces of chopped crispy bacon to the onion mixture. Cook bacon together with onion for another 3 minutes to allow flavors to marry.

Step 2: Add potatoes, stock and water

Next, we’ll add in our leftover baked potatoes. Cut them into small chunks and add them to our pot loaded with onion and bacon.

Add your chicken stock, 1 cup of water, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Bring this mixture to a boil then lower heat to simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

Step 3: Create a Thick Creamy Base

Once your potatoes are fully cooked, it’s time to make the creamy base very similar to how mashed potato is made!

Using an immersion blender, puree everything together until all vegetables are broken down.

Slowly pour in a cup of heavy cream (or alternative such as almond milk), stirring continuously to create a thick creamy consistency. If you want soup even thicker feel free to mix in some arrowroot starch (cornstarch substitute).

Let everything simmer for another 10 minutes. The result will be a thick creamy potato soup!

Step 4: Add Toppings & Serve!

Now it’s time for the best part – toppings! As I mentioned earlier, baked potato soup is like an elevated version of your regular mashed potato. Go wild and add all of your favorite potato toppings! Some perfect choices are shredded cheese, bacon crumbles, sour cream, and a sprinkle of fresh herbs.

Serve this creamy potato soup with a side salad for a complete meal or enjoy it as comfort food by itself.

You now have a delicious recipe for leftover baked potato soup. Keep in mind that you can adjust the ingredients according to your dietary needs or preferences to make it gluten-free, dairy-free or even vegan. Enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

 This gluten-free soup is a great way to use up leftover potatoes while sticking to your dietary needs.
This gluten-free soup is a great way to use up leftover potatoes while sticking to your dietary needs.

When it comes to cooking, the beauty lies in its flexibility. This recipe is no exception, as there are several substitutions, variations and tweaks you can make to cater to your dietary needs or preferences.

Firstly, for a dairy-free version of this baked potato soup, simply swap the heavy cream and milk for almond milk or any other dairy-free alternative of your choice. You can also use coconut cream instead of heavy cream for a richer texture.

For those who are gluten-free, substitute flour with arrowroot starch as a thickening agent. Also, feel free to use gluten-free chicken broth or stock that will enhance the flavor of the soup without compromising its quality.

Additionally, you could try using mashed potatoes instead of diced potatoes, which will give the soup a smoother texture. Or you could opt for sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes for an interesting twist on classic baked potato soup recipe.

If you have leftover baked potatoes from your weekend barbecue, throw them into the mix for a delicious and easy way to reuse them. Alternatively, if you have ham bone in your fridge after a holiday feast, simply add it to the crockpot with the rest of the ingredients for an added depth of flavor.

Finally, don’t hesitate to experiment with different toppings while serving. Grated cheese, green onions or even crispy bacon will take this loaded baked potato soup to a whole new level!

With these variations and substitutions options in hand, this gluten-free baked potato soup recipe can be customised to appease everyone at your dinner table.

Serving and Pairing

 A big bowl of this soup is like a hug in a bowl.
A big bowl of this soup is like a hug in a bowl.

The smoky aroma and indulging texture of the Baked Potato Soup for Grilling Leftovers make it a perfect option for chilly evenings or weekend get-togethers. When it comes to serving this hearty soup, there’s no limit to creativity. You can play around with the toppings, and each serving becomes a feast for the eyes and taste buds.

To get started, ladle a generous portion of the thick and creamy loaded potato soup into your favorite soup bowls. Then, top with crispy bacon bits, green onions, a dollop of sour cream or vegan yogurt, or shredded cheese for those who eat dairy. Feel free to experiment with different types of cheese, such as cheddar, pepper jack, or colby.

In addition to toppings, serve the soup with some crusty bread rolls or garlic bread to balance out the richness of the dish. The buttery flavor and chewy texture of bread complement the soup perfectly without overpowering its flavors.

If you prefer a lighter side dish, consider serving this gluten-free potato soup with a refreshing salad consisting of mixed greens or spinach leaves topped with sliced cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and your favorite dressing. A side bowl of fresh fruit salad would also do wonders to lighten up your meal.

To pair with wine, go for a classic Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay if you fancy white wine. Alternatively, if red wine is more your thing, try pairing with Pinot Noir or Cabernet Sauvignon that would go well with ham or chicken broth. Non-alcoholic options like sparkling water infused with fruity flavors can add elegance to your meal while keeping things simple.

The possibilities are endless; don’t be afraid to mix and match until you find your preferred pairing.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 With crispy bacon and melted cheese, this soup is the ultimate comfort food.
With crispy bacon and melted cheese, this soup is the ultimate comfort food.

Now, let’s explore how to make the most of your Baked Potato Soup leftovers while ensuring they retain their flavors and textures. Thankfully, this soup recipe is a perfect candidate for storing and reheating. Whether you’re planning to make-ahead, freeze or store it in the fridge, we have got your back!

To make-ahead, store the cooled soup in an airtight container and refrigerate it for up to 3-4 days. The flavors enhance when left to sit for a day or two, making this a great option for those who like meal prep. You can also freeze the soup in freezer-safe containers for up to 3 months. Make sure you label them with the date of preparation so that you know when to consume them.

When it comes to reheating the soup, you can use either microwave or stovetop. To reheat in the microwave, place the soup in a microwave-safe container and heat it in 30-second increments until it’s hot enough for your liking. Make sure you stir it occasionally to ensure even heating.

If you prefer using a stovetop, pour the soup into a pot and heat it over medium flame. As with any soup, be sure not to burn or boil it as this could affect its taste and texture. Slowly heat until warmed through and then serve.

For best results, add more liquid if needed if the soup gets too thick after cooling down. Additionally, sour cream, bacon bits or fresh herbs can be added before serving to enhance flavors.

With these tips on how to store and reheat your leftovers correctly, you can now enjoy your gluten-free Baked Potato Soup whenever you want without having to worry about losing precision in texture or flavor. So go ahead and prepare this recipe generously; now that you’re aware of these storing tricks – no more food waste!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Serve this soup with a slice of gluten-free bread for a complete and satisfying meal.
Serve this soup with a slice of gluten-free bread for a complete and satisfying meal.

We all want our dishes to come out perfectly each time we make them. Whether it’s trying out a new recipe or cooking up an old favorite, we strive for the best possible results. Here are a few tips to ensure that your Baked Potato Soup turns out deliciously every time:

1. Use Russet Potatoes: When making baked potato soup, it’s important to use a potato that will hold its shape and texture when cooked. Russet potatoes are the perfect choice for this recipe since they have a high starch content that adds thickness to the soup.

2. Don’t Overcook the Potatoes: It’s important not to overcook the potatoes as they can easily turn mushy and ruin the consistency of the soup. Cook them until they are fork-tender, then drain them well before adding them to the soup.

3. Incorporate Arrowroot Starch: For those who prefer a thicker soup consistency, try adding arrowroot starch instead of flour or cornstarch. Arrowroot starch is gluten-free and produces a clear, glossy texture to soups without altering their taste.

4. Add Dairy-Free Milk Alternatives: If you’re looking for a dairy-free option, almond milk can be substituted in place of heavy cream and regular milk. It adds creaminess but with fewer calories and fat.

5. Make it Ahead: If you’re entertaining or simply want to get ahead of meal prep time pressure, consider doubling the recipe and freezing some for later use. The soup stores well in an airtight container for up to three months.

For a dish as tasty as Baked Potato Soup, following these tips will help you create soups with thick, creamy textures, stacked with flavor, using leftover grilled beauties.

Bottom Line

After trying this delicious Baked Potato Soup recipe for grilling leftovers, you’ll never want to waste any baked potatoes again! This gluten-free and dairy-free soup is easy to make and packs a hearty punch with all of its flavorful ingredients like bacon, onions, and potatoes. You can even customize it with substitutions and variations to make it your own.

And the best part? You can make it ahead of time and store it for later. It reheats beautifully and is perfect for a cozy night in. Trust me, once you try this thick and creamy soup, you’ll be hooked!

Baked Potato Soup for Grilling Leftovers - Gluten Free

Baked Potato Soup for Grilling Leftovers - Gluten Free Recipe

Love this recipe for using up leftover grilled corn on the cob, grilled pork chops or steaks, grilled baked potatoes. The amounts of meat and vegetables are extremely flexible - use what you have.
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Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Gluten-free
Calories 783.7 kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup rice flour
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 1/3 cups potato flakes
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 3 potatoes, baked, chunked
  • 1 -2 pork chops, grilled and diced (leftover) or 6 slices bacon, fried and crumbled
  • 1 (16 ounce) bag frozen mixed vegetables
  • salt and pepper


  • Saute onions in butter and add rice flour, stirring constantly so the flour and melted butter make a nice paste.
  • Add water and chicken stock and mix until there are no lumps of flour. Start bringing to a boil. Add potato flakes, milk, and heavy cream; let simmer.
  • Cut baked potatoes into bite sized chunks, add to soup. Add meat and veg, and heat until all ingredients are heated through. Season to taste.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 742gCalories: 783.7kcalCarbohydrates: 78gProtein: 20.8gFat: 45.2gSaturated Fat: 26.5gCholesterol: 143.4mgSodium: 475.1mgFiber: 10.3gSugar: 5g
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