Gluten Free Cheesy Baked Potato Soup

This gluten-free Cheesy Baked Potato Soup brings all the flavors of a twice baked potato in a creamy soup that the whole family loves!

You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), divided
  • 2 Tbsp. minced garlic (about 3 cloves)
  • 6 cups gluten-free chicken broth (recommend Pacific)
  • 9 cups cubed potatoes (~1/2" cubes), preferably butter gold or Yukon gold (peeled or unpeeled)
  • 2 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3 cups milk
  • 5 cups cubed cheddar cheese (sharp cheddar is preferred)
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp. garlic salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 2 lbs. bacon
  • Additional shredded cheese for topping, if desired
  • Sliced green onions for topping, if desired


  1. Mince the garlic.
  2. In a large stockpot, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute or until garlic is fragrant.
  3. Add the broth, potatoes, and parsley.
  4. Bring to a boil, stir, then turn to low heat, cover pot with lid, and let simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 12 minutes.
  5. In a smaller pot, melt the remaining butter, then whisk in the cornstarch. Add the milk, whisking until smooth. Continue whisking as you bring to a boil and continue boiling until starts to thicken, about 5-6 minutes, then remove from heat. (It will really increase in volume as it thickens - you'll definitely be able to tell!)
  6. Gradually add the milk mixture into the stockpot once the potatoes are tender. Stirring constantly, bring to a boil and let boil for about 5 minutes to thicken the soup a bit. Reduce heat to simmer and stir in cheese cubes.
  7. When cheese is melted, add sour cream, garlic salt, and pepper. Stir until all is warmed through to desired temperature. Taste to see if you would prefer additional garlic salt or pepper.
  8. While soup is warming through, cook bacon in a skillet. Pat dry and crumble. Serve in a bowl so everyone can add their desired amount to their soup.
  9. Serve with additional shredded cheese and green onions for everyone to add as desired.
  10. Leftovers can be refrigerate or frozen. To enjoy leftovers, you'll want to add a bit of milk when reheating. You can reheat in the microwave or on stove top.