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The Easiest Potato Soup Recipe (In A Mug!)

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Learn how to make my Microwave Potato Soup loaded with delicious ingredients like bacon, cheese and scallions. It's a Mug Meal in just minutes!
Microwave Loaded Baked Potato Soup In A Mug; Imagine a baked potato with all the trimming: bacon, cheese, sour cream. Now imagine that as a delicious, creamy soup made in the microwave from start to finish in MINUTES! A delicious soup that is guaranteed to warm you cockles and fill you up until dinner.

Hi Bold Bakers!

Imagine a baked potato with all the trimmings: bacon, cheese, and sour cream. Now imagine that as a delicious, creamy soup made in the microwave from start to finish in MINUTES! It’s a delicious soup that is guaranteed to warm your cockles and fill you up until dinner.

The great thing about Mug Meals is they just require a handful of ingredients. Use what you have in your fridge and freezer. If you don’t like bacon, add in corn instead. Customize this soup to suit. This Microwave Potato Soup takes just a few minutes to make, even less time to cook, and you get a perfect single-serving portion. They’re great when you need something simple but still homemade, and they can be made up the day before for even more convenience.

I created all-new Mug Meal recipes that will cover you for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and of course dessert. If you like this recipe you will love my recipe for Mug Lasagna, Microwave Egg MugMuffin, Jelly Donut in a Mug, and Chocolate Pudding in a Mug.

What Is Microwave Potato Soup?

Unlike what you get in a can from the store, my Microwave Potato Soup in a Mug has only what you put into it — and nothing you can’t pronounce. It’s real food made in minutes, with potatoes, cheese, bacon, and anything you want to add for your own perfect loaded baked potato soup!

The Easiest Potato Soup recipe happens to be made in a mug, and this is what it looks like.

What You Need To Make The Easiest Potato Soup Recipe

[ This recipe is a part of the What I Eat In A Day Of Just Mug Meals! Here are the other 4 Mug Meal recipes! ]

How to Make Microwave Potato Soup In A Mug

Potato Soup for one? Coming right up. Here’s what you’re getting yourself into! (And don’t forget to get the full recipe with measurements, on the page down below.)

  • In a large microwaveable mug, add your potatoes and water. Microwave for 3-4 min or until the potatoes are tender. TIP: Check on it halfway through and stir!
  • Once cooked drain the cooking water.
  • Into the potatoes, stir in the bacon, cheese, onions, and cornstarch. The cornstarch (also knowns as cornflour) will thicken your soup. Stir in the stock and milk and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place in the microwave and cook for 2 1/2 – 3 minutes or until it thickens and all of your ingredients have heated through. Cooking time is based on my 1200W microwave so your timing might vary. Always keep a close eye on your mug while in the microwave so it doesn’t overflow or overcook.
  • Serve topped with sour cream and some more sprinkles of bacon and chives.

A close-up of my Mug Potato Soup recipe, loaded with bacon, cheese, and more.

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Loaded Baked Potato Soup In A Mug

4.63 from 43 votes
Learn how to make my Microwave Potato Soup loaded with delicious ingredients like bacon, cheese and scallions. It's a Mug Meal in just minutes!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Learn how to make my Microwave Potato Soup loaded with delicious ingredients like bacon, cheese and scallions. It's a Mug Meal in just minutes!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup (6oz, 170g) water
  • 3 tablespoons potatoes , in small cubes
  • 1 tablespoon white onion , chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon bacon , cooked
  • 2 tsp cornflour (cornstarch)
  • ½ cup (4oz, 115g) chicken stock (or vegetable stock)
  • ¼ cup (2oz, 56g) milk
  • Salt & pepper
  • Sour cream for garnish , optional

Instructions

  • Add your potatoes and water into a large microwaveable mug. Microwave for 3-4 min or until the potatoes are tender. Check on it half way through and stir
  • Once cooked drain away the cooking water
  • Into the potatoes stir in the bacon, cheese and onions and cornflour. The cornflour will thicken your soup.
  • Stir in the stock and milk and season with salt and pepper
  • Place in the microwave and cook for 2 1/2 - 3 minutes or until it thickens and all of your ingredients have heated through. (Cooking time is based on my 1200W microwave so your timing might vary) Always keep a close eye on your mug while in the microwave so it doesn’t over flow or over cook.
  • Serve topped with sour cream and some more sprinkles of bacon and chives

Recipe Notes

Use a large mug because the water can bubble up in the microwave
Cut your potatoes small because they will cook faster
They can be mixed up in advance for an even speedier meal
Cooking time will vary greatly depending on your microwave and the width and depth of the mug
You can bake them in the oven at 350oF (180oC) for roughly 10-12 minutes. However every mug is different so I advise checking on it after 10 and then make a call.
4 SmartPoints
3 PointsPlus
Nutrition Facts
Loaded Baked Potato Soup In A Mug
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 126 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 438mg19%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 7g14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Donna
Donna
8 months ago

Gemma, you are a genius! I am a bit under the weather today, and I have been craving potato soup. This is what I am about to make–faster than running to a restaurant (even as take-out), and quicker than making a whole pot on the stove or even in the Instant Pot. I have tried a few of your microwave recipes, and I love them all! Thank you for sharing you amazing cooking talents with the world.

Maria
Maria
2 months ago

Dear Gemma, this potato soup recipe is so helpful! My new place only has a microwave and a shared kitchen. This recipe sure comes in handy. I made an improvised version of this recipe today. Improvised, since I made it in a medium-sized bowl instead of a mug, so I have to eyeball the measurement a bit.  Next time (there will be a next time), I will put the onion with the potato since the beginning. As it is now, the onion is too crunchy/alive for my taste. Thank you so much! I will try your other microwave recipe too… Read more »

Julie D Manno
Julie D Manno
1 year ago

Dear Gemma, I like make these for my grandkids as an afterschool snack, a homemade cup a soup. Also, my oldest granddaughter wants to take packets of homemade dried soup mix when she starts college. With that in mind I am trying to convert your recipe to dry one. ¾ cup (6oz, 170g) water 3 tablespoons potatoes , in small cubes / about 2 tablespoons instant potatoes 1 tablespoon white onion , chopped / 1 teaspoon dried minced onion or chives 2 tablespoons cheddar cheese / 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon cheese powder 1 tablespoon bacon , cooked / 2… Read more »

2 years ago

I didn’t have cornflour so i substituted 3 tsp of flour inatead and I did not include the bacon and it was a delicous late night snack!

Kishta Yuki
Kishta Yuki
5 months ago

I’ve just begun cooking and with the little time I have on my hands, your microwave recipes are truly a lifesaver. All my previous attempts at cooking, most often than not, turned out to be disastrous.

I’ve been trying some of your recipes during the quarantine and I can’t believe that I was actually able to cook delicious meals so easily.

This potato soup was absolutely amazing!

Thank you so much!!!

Nadine
Nadine
7 months ago

Hi Gemma, This loaded baked potato soup is AMAZING!!! My husband wanted seconds and thirds. So with that in mind, can this be made on the stove top if I were to triple the recipe?

Elizabeth Jennys
Elizabeth Jennys
9 months ago

Definitely make sure your potatoes are cooked all the way before you drain the water and add the other ingredients! The potatoes definitely cook faster on their own. It’s really tasty, though, and easy to add your own flair with seasonings and stuff.

Anvee
27 days ago

Omg GEMMA!!
This soup was so delicious!!
I love it 😋😋
I skipped the onions and the bacon
But still the soup was sooooooo good!!

Jessica
Jessica
1 month ago

I had leftover french fries so I used those and skipped the first cooking of potato part. Basically just warmed them up with the chopped onion that I pulled from the freezer and did the rest as written. So good! Topped with green onion and a little bacon.

2 months ago

This was very good it makes a good size portion. I didn’t have any onions so I used onion flakes and I added some corn I had in fridge

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