Baked Sweet Potato Soup loaded with cheddar cheese, bacon, sour cream and onions for the ultimate in comfort food!

Baked Sweet Potato Soup

Craving comfort?! This soups for you!

I’ve been dreaming up this soup for months now! Just been waiting for a little bit cooler weather to make it happen. Although, it’s still in the 80’s here in Dallas, we’ve had a few cool evenings here and there, so I couldn’t wait any longer.

Baked Sweet Potato Soup

I prefer sweet potatoes over white potatoes and last time I was eating my favorite baked potato soup, I though why not make it with baked sweet potatoes?! We’ve been missing out, my friends!

This soup turned out so delicious! The sweet and savory flavors going on in ever bite make you just want to spoon in for more and more and more.

Baked Sweet Potato Soup

A creamy and cheesy soup that’s loaded with chunks of sweet potatoes, bits of bacon, and a few green onions. Tastes just like a loaded baked sweet potato, but in soup form. It’s so simple that you’ll want to make it all throughout the cooler seasons…

Baked Sweet Potato Soup

It makes a huge pot and it gets even more flavorful the next day, so it’s great for leftovers!

Baked Sweet Potato Soup

If you love sweet potatoes, you are going to fall in love with this soup! Enjoy!


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Baked Sweet Potato Soup

  • Author: Maegan - The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: Main


Baked sweet potatoes, cheddar cheese, bacon, sour cream and onions all loaded into a delicious soup for the ultimate in comfort!


  • 5 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 (16 ounce) package bacon slices
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 7 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 3/4 cup sour cream, divided
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Clean and scrub sweet potatoes. Pierce each sweet potato with a fork about 6 times. Wrap individually in foil and bake for about 45 minutes until soft to the touch. Let cool enough to handle.
  2. Remove the skin from all of the the baked sweet potatoes and mash two of them in a bowl. Cut the remaining three sweet potatoes into small cubes.
  3. Using kitchen scissors or a sharp knife, cut the bacon into small pieces. Add to a large soup pot and cook the bacon over medium-high heat until crisp, about 10 minutes. Remove the bacon from the pot with a slotted spoon, leaving the grease in the pot.
  4. Reserve 1/4 cup of the fried bacon bits, 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, 1/4 cup green onions and 1/4 cup sour cream for garnishing.
  5. Turn the burner down to medium heat and whisk in the flour. A thick mixture will form. Slowly whisk in the milk and continue to whisk until thickened.
  6. Stir in the mashed and cubed sweet potatoes.
  7. Add 1/2 cup sour cream, 1 and 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese and the remaining bacon bits. Slowly stir until cheese is melted.
  8. Once the cheese is melted, stir in all but 1/4 cup of the chopped green onions, salt and black pepper.
  9. Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with reserved cheese, bacon, onions and sour cream, if desired.

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  1. Love this! I would’ve never thought to do sweet potatoes vs white, but I bet it’s just the perfect combination of sweet and savory 🙂 That maple bacon alone would make this dish! 😉