For all the comfort of a loaded baked potato in the confines of a delicious bowl of soup, Ninja Foodi Potato Soup is perfect! Not only is this one-pot meal super-easy to make, it is loaded with the comforting flavors you love. Make it once, and you will be hooked.
Baked Potato Soup is a restaurant classic that is even better when you make it at home.
Potato Soup in the Ninja Foodi is super-easy to make, and the result is a soup that will leave you doing a happy dance.
With all the classic flavors of a loaded baked potato, it is decadent, creamy, and so comforting!
Since all you need is your trusty Ninja Foodi pressure cooker, clean-up is a breeze.
If you are looking for an easy weeknight meal that the whole family will love, look no further than this delicious (and naturally gluten-free) Ninja Foodi potato soup recipe.
Ingredients for Making Loaded Potato Soup
- Bacon: Use your favorite kind of bacon - pork, beef, or turkey sausage all work. You can use pre-cooked bacon to save time. Ham could also be used.
- Onion: I recommend using a yellow or white onion for this recipe, but you could also use a red onion.
- Garlic: Freshly minced garlic is recommended, but you could substitute a teaspoon of garlic powder if you don't have fresh garlic on hand.
- Salt: I used 1 teaspoon of sea salt in this recipe, but you can adjust to your taste.
- Pepper: Fresh ground black pepper is best.
- Chicken Broth: You could also use beef broth or vegetable broth if you prefer.
- Potatoes: I used russet potatoes, but you can use your favorite type of potato. Red potatoes are also nice here.
- Milk: Whole milk will make the soup richer, but you could substitute 2% milk if you are watching your fat intake. For an ultra-rich potato soup in the pressure cooker, use half and half.
- Cheddar Cheese: Sharp cheddar cheese is my favorite in this soup, but you could use any type of cheddar cheese that you like.
- Gouda Cheese: Smoked gouda adds a wonderful flavor to the soup, but you could substitute plain gouda or another type of cheese if you prefer.
- Sour Cream: This is optional but gives the soup a nice tang and is key to the loaded potato soup flavor.
Tips & Tricks
- Don’t skip the toppings! The double hit of cheese (in the soup and on top), the bacon, and chives really add to the flavor. If you don’t have chives, green onion is a nice option.
- I love the tang of sharp cheddar cheese, but feel free to use your favorite kind of cheddar. Or substitute another kind of cheese - mozzarella, gruyere, and American are all great options.
- We are using the bacon fat to cook the onion; if for any reason you aren’t using the bacon or have pre-cooked bacon, add a tablespoon or two of oil or butter before adding the onion.
- I made this in my Ninja Foodi, but you can also make in the Instant Pot or any electric pressure cooker
- This soup intentionally leaves potato chunks. If you want smooth Ninja Foodi pressure cooker potato soup, use an immersion blender to puree the soup before adding the milk and cheese.
Loaded Potato soup is great served with a side salad, green beans, or some crusty bread.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Kind Of Potatoes Work Best for Potato Soup?
I like to use russet potatoes for my potato soup, but you can use any type of potato that you like. Red potatoes or yukon gold will also work.
How Do You Thicken Soup in a Ninja Foodi?
The soup will thicken as it cools, and with the starch released from the potatoes, I find the consistency perfect as is. However, you can thicken it with a cornstarch slurry if you like.
To do this, whisk together a tablespoon of cornstarch and two tablespoons of water. Pour into the soup and heat over low for 5 minutes, stirring often but not so vigorously that you break up the potatoes.
Can I Air Fry Soup?
Nope! One of the key things to remember about an air fryer, is that it has a fan to circulate air. Because of this, things that are primarily liquid, like soup, do not cook well in an air fryer.
Luckily, you have the pressure cooker function of your Ninja Foodi that is perfect for making this easy pressure cooker potato soup.
Tools Needed to Make Ninja Foodi Loaded Potato Soup
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- Ninja Foodi
Store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
Reheat the soup on the stovetop or in the microwave.
Can you freeze potato soup?
Soups made with dairy don't freeze well because they can separate when reheating. I would recommend only making as much as you will eat in a few days.
Alternatively, only add the dairy to the portion you want to enjoy right away and wait until you reheat the soup to add the dairy.
That being said, I have frozen this soup with the dairy, and though there was some deterioration in quality, it was still delicious! (And certainly better than canned soup.)
How to Make Potato Soup in the Ninja Food
First, start by cooking the bacon in the Ninja Foodi. Set it to the saute setting, and when it is preheated, add the bacon. Cook until crispy.
Remove the bacon with tongs, and transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
Next, add the onion to the pot and cook for 5 minutes. Then add the minced cloves of garlic, salt, and pepper to the pot and cook for another minute.
Pour in half of the chicken broth into the pot and scrape down any bits remaining. Stir in the remaining broth and add the potatoes on top.
Hit cancel, and set your Ninja Foodi to high manual pressure. Put the lid on top and set the timer for 10 minutes.
When the timer goes off, do a quick release by carefully turning the valve.
Set the Ninja Foodi to the low sauté setting (about 3), and add the heavy cream, cheddar cheese, and gouda cheese. Stir until the cheese is melted.
To serve, ladle into bowls and top with sour cream, bacon, and chives. Enjoy - ninja foodi potato soup recipes don’t get any better than this!
More Potato Recipes to Try
- Crockpot Scalloped Potatoes
- Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes
- Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes
- Red Skin Potato Salad
Ninja Foodi Potato Soup
- Ninja Foodi
- 4 ounces bacon chopped (about 4 slices)
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 2 ½ pounds russet potatoes peeled and diced
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1 cup grated cheddar plus more for topping
- 1 cup grated smoked gouda
- ½ cup sour cream
- Toppings: Bacon chives, shredded cheese, sour cream
- Set your Ninja Foodi to sauté’.
- When it is preheated, add the bacon and cook until crispy.
- Remove the bacon with tongs, and transfer to a paper towel lined plate.
- Add the onion to the pot and cook for 5 minutes.
- Add the garlic, salt, and pepper to the pot and cook for another minute.
- Pour in half of the chicken broth into the pot and scrape down any bits remaining.
- Stir in the remaining broth and add the potatoes on top.
- Hit cancel, and set your Ninja Foodi to high pressure. Set the timer for 10 minutes.
- When the timer goes off, do a quick release.
- Set the Ninja Foodi to a low saute (about 4), and stir in the milk and cheese.
- Cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
- Hit cancel and stir in the sour cream. Cover and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
- Taste and season with salt and pepper.
- Serve warm, topped with bacon, chives, cheese, and sour cream.