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A white bowl of sweet potato soup on a white saucer with a spoon in it. The soup is topped with bacon bits, shredded yellow cheese and sliced green onion.

Baked Sweet Potato Soup

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