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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.

Microwave Potato Soup in a Mug (Microwave Mug Meals)

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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 you 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.

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5.0 from 7 reviews
Loaded Baked Potato Soup In A Mug
 
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Serves: 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
  1. 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
  2. Once cooked drain away the cooking water
  3. Into the potatoes stir in the bacon, cheese and onions and cornflour. The cornflour will thicken your soup.
  4. Stir in the stock and milk and season with salt and pepper
  5. Place in the microwave and cook for 2½ - 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.
  6. Serve topped with sour cream and some more sprinkles of bacon and chives
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 Information
Serving size: 1 serving Calories: 126 Fat: 6g Saturated fat: 3g Unsaturated fat: 0g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 11g Sugar: 4g Sodium: 438mg Fiber: 1g Protein: 7g Cholesterol: 18mg

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44 Comments

  1. Carol on October 16, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    This was more time consuming than had I cooked it on top of the stove. The onions should be cooked with the potatoes because they did not get done. I could have put it back in the microwave to cook longer. I have made a gluten free chocolate cake in a cup before and looking forward trying your cake recipes.

    • Gemma Stafford on October 18, 2017 at 4:33 am

      Hi Carol,
      Oh dear! I am sorry to hear that. Adapt it for your own use, use a light container too to get it going.
      Good that you are with us, do try other recipes, and download the FREE E-Book too. (https://www.biggerbolderbaking.com/gemmas-mug-meals/) the link is here,
      Gemma 🙂

  2. Annika on September 9, 2017 at 9:56 am

    I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this soup!!! I’ve cooked it a thousand times, I swear 🙂

    • Gemma Stafford on September 10, 2017 at 5:19 am

      Hi Annika,
      That is a lot of soup! I am happy that you are cooking with us, and thank you for your lovely review,
      Gemma 🙂

  3. Maria on May 5, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    Why is my soup so salty.I did everything it said to do.I tried to fix it with sour cream but it did not work.

    • Gemma Stafford on May 6, 2017 at 1:08 am

      Hi Maria,
      Sounds like you put too much salt in! Potato is difficult to over salt, it takes quite a bit, go back to the recipe and see if you put in too much,
      Gemma 🙂

  4. Louise on December 27, 2016 at 8:10 am

    OMG!! Personally I LOVE baked potatoes and bake potato soup. This recipe was so easy and delicious. Hope you will do more mug meals. ( love your videos).

    • Gemma Stafford on December 28, 2016 at 2:51 am

      Hi Louise, I will certainly be doing more mug meals in 2017. I am happy that you are enjoying these recipes,
      Gemma 🙂

  5. jannath on October 16, 2016 at 8:15 am

    can you use brown sugar in the doughnut?

    • Gemma Stafford on October 17, 2016 at 1:31 am

      Sure you can, it will bring a slightly different flavor, but delicious 🙂

  6. Khansa Zaina on August 14, 2016 at 8:27 am

    Hi gemma!, my name is khansa, I am 11 years old, I love baking so much. I am from indonesia, I want to be a chef when I grown up and I love this loaded potato soup it’s soooo delicious I love it very much . And I love your chocolate pudding made in a mug, first time I make it with my cousin, it taste very amazing me, my cousin and my aunt are very like it too, and at home. I am making for my mother and my mother said it’s very delicious and chocolatey… so, thagemma very much gemma. I love your recipes so much 🙂

    • Gemma Stafford on August 15, 2016 at 2:25 am

      Hi there,
      I am really happy to get your lovely message. it really makes me smile to hear from young bold bakers. I started baking when I was about 8 years old, and eventually trained as a chef, it has been my life’s work really. so, carry on baking nad making your family happy with your treats.
      Gemma 🙂

  7. Ariana on July 15, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    This was delicious! I made it for lunch today and it was perfect. I modified it slightly by leaving out the bacon, onion and chicken stock. I added a small amount of onion powder, garlic powder, poultry spice and smoked paprika. The water overflowed in my microwave so next time I will watch it more carefully or maybe precook the potatoes. I will definitely make this again and I recommend it to others.

    • Gemma Stafford on July 15, 2016 at 12:36 pm

      Hi Ariana,
      I am sorry that the mugnut did not suit you so well, but delighted that the potato soup did. Thank you for taking the trouble to try theser recipes, and for being in touch. I appreciate your support,
      Gemma 🙂

  8. Abigail on July 9, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    Gemma, I just made your potato soup I was just amazed with how talented you are in cooking I’m still learning you know I’m really excited to try more of your mug meals you are so talented I love your recipes please keep them coming – Abigail

  9. Abigail on July 9, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    This recipe is the bomb I’m in love with it loaded potato soup. It even saves time for me love it.Can’t wait to see what you do next!!??

    • Gemma Stafford on July 10, 2016 at 2:37 am

      Hi Abigail,
      Thank you! I am happy to have you with us, and delighted that this recipe is suiting you,
      Gemma 🙂

  10. Aimee Berthiaume Siter on June 29, 2016 at 10:21 am

    My 12 yr old daughter just made 2 of the potato soups for lunch. They came out perfect and delicious! Can’t wait to try the pizzas tonight with a little garden salad!

    • Gemma Stafford on June 29, 2016 at 3:28 pm

      That’s great to hear, Aimee. Thanks for your feedback 🙂

      • Patty Benson on September 17, 2016 at 3:33 pm

        Gemma, do you see what I see? You have bright happiness, fun, confidence, and imagination to bring all the fear out of the kitchen. Thank You for your knowledge and ambition to share with us. ♡

        • Gemma Stafford on September 18, 2016 at 6:03 am

          Thank you Patty for your kind words, and for your help here too, I appreciate it, Gemma 🙂

  11. Sydney on April 6, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Is there a substitute for bacon and chicken stock?
    Iv’e tried all of your other recipes and they were amazing! 😉

    • Gemma Stafford on April 7, 2016 at 2:42 am

      Hi Sydney,
      You could try a little pepperoni, this will give loads of flavour so a little will do.
      Vegetable stock is also very good, look for an organic one if you are buying it in cubed form,
      Gemma 🙂

  12. Carol Bamford on April 3, 2016 at 10:47 am

    I just found your website yesterday… and I am loving it so much… I have tried the Loaded Baked Potato today for lunch… and it was delicious!… I am going to make the dessert ones now for me and hubby… Also,.. I am showing this site to my granddaughter who is almost 12… she is really getting into cooking and when she is old enough to go to college or university she will be able to eat good nutritious meals… I am looking forward to your recipe book…

    • Gemma Stafford on April 4, 2016 at 9:24 am

      Thank you Carol, yes, these are a great way to get kids into the kitchen, and a good one for after school and college, safe and economical too! So happy days all round. A lovely thing to do with your precious girl too,
      Gemma 🙂

  13. Vanessa on March 28, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    I made two of these tonight for dinner for me and the Hubs. I didn’t have milk so I used cream. We wanted to eat smaller meals and this was perfect and tasted fabulous.

    • Gemma Stafford on March 28, 2016 at 10:47 pm

      that is fantastic, Vanessa. I’m delighted to hear that. I recommend trying the granola and mac and cheese. They are great too 🙂

      Best,
      Gemma.

  14. Annika on March 23, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    I just made the soup and it was amazing. I love how you are so talented in making these mug meals because they are so easy to make and also how much time you put in to make these

    • Gemma Stafford on March 24, 2016 at 6:26 pm

      Hi Annika,
      Thank you for your kind comments, I am happy to have you with us,
      Gemma 🙂

  15. Sue on March 20, 2016 at 7:03 am

    Gemma, I love your site! These mug meals are perfect for me since (1) I hate cooking and (2) I hate leftovers and (3) I hate ordering food/eating out all the time. Thank you so much — I hope you keep posting more of these types of recipes and I hope you write a book with all of them! I would surely buy it! Thank you also for posting nutritional information and weight watchers points. It is so helpful!! I made the mug donut last night, and today I just made this soup. I love them both! Please keep these recipes coming!

    • Gemma Stafford on March 21, 2016 at 3:29 am

      Hi Sue,
      Thank you for your kind support. I am trying to get the work done for a cookbook at the moment. Wil lget there this year,
      Gemma 🙂

      • Leslie on July 14, 2016 at 1:45 am

        Gemma I think it would be absolutely awesome If you made a mug recipes cookbook

        • Gemma Stafford on July 14, 2016 at 7:47 am

          Hi Leslie,
          I think you are right! I have been trying to get down to this task all year, may get there eventually. Thank you for being with us,
          Gemma 🙂

  16. Romaisa on March 6, 2016 at 3:09 am

    Hello Gemma….I really love this recipe…I wanted to ask that is their a substitute for bacon 🙂

    • Gemma Stafford on March 7, 2016 at 7:32 am

      Hi Romaisa,
      Not that I know! however for flavor you cannot beat a little sharp cheddar, some herbs, or if you like it a little salami or other cooked sausage,
      Gemma 🙂

    • Patty Benson on September 17, 2016 at 3:26 pm

      There is beef bacon, turkey bacon, and many other types. No nitrite bacon, natural, and vegan. Have fun and report back!

  17. Maha on March 4, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Hi my name is maha I am 11 years old and I love ur recipes they are very easy to make and not so dangerous for a kid to make I had this question
    Can I use flour instead of corn flour

    Btw:I love you u are so awesome <3 🙂

    • Gemma Stafford on March 5, 2016 at 4:30 pm

      Hi Maha, If you use flour instead of cornflour you change the recipe. it will still be good, but more cake like,
      Gemma 🙂

  18. robyn hopkins on March 3, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Hi.

    I so love all your mug meals in the microwave.
    Also i found a comversion chart to convert your microwave to mine which is 800 watt.

    http://www.microwavecookingforone.
    com/Charts/

    • Gemma Stafford on March 3, 2016 at 8:59 pm

      Thanks so much Robyn, delighted you like them 🙂

      That chart is a great idea. thanks for chart.

      • Pam Clark on March 4, 2016 at 9:06 am

        Thank you soooo much for calculating smart points I’m on weight watchers and it makes it real easy for me ….love all you do…

        • Gemma Stafford on March 5, 2016 at 4:36 pm

          Ah great Pam. I am happy to hear that,
          Gemma 🙂

  19. Ruby on March 3, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    This is delicious, Gemma I LOVE your recipes I’d love to get in contact x What is the equivalent to heavy whipping cream in the UK

    • Gemma Stafford on March 6, 2016 at 3:04 am

      Hi Ruby,
      Thank you for your kind comments. Double cream works best, this is called different things in different places, but it does need to be full fat dairy cream. Do buy it and whip it yourself, the whipped one is too expensive and does not give as good a result. It is good to have you with us,
      Gemma 🙂

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