Bennigan’s Baked Potato Soup

This dish is similar to a favorite potato soup that many people went to Bennigan’s for.  This is a thick and filling potato soup that warms the soul.
Bowl of baked potato soup that tastes like Bennigan's.

Who doesn’t love potato soup? While they call this baked potato soup, I think that really refers to how the soup gets topped with bacon, cheese, and green onions. You are going to get more potato flavor if you cook the potatoes in the liquid that is in the soup. If you have some leftover potatoes you could add those into the soup.

Bowl of Bennigan's Baked Potato Soup.

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Bowl of baked potato soup that tastes like Bennigan's.

Bennigan’s Baked Potato Soup

You can make Bennigan's Baked Potato Soup just like you remember.
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bennigans Potato Soup, Bennigans Recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 222kcal


  • 1 tablespoon Ham Base
  • 1 tablespoon Chicken Base
  • 2 quart chicken stock
  • 6 tablespoons margarine, divided
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion diced
  • 1 1/2 cups diced potatoes
  • 3/4 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • Chopped parsley for garnish


  • Combine ham and chicken bases in a saucepan and whisk until no lumps appear. Melt 3 tablespoons margarine in a stockpot and saute onions until transparent. Add potato and pepper and stir until completely mixed. Add chicken and ham stock and stir until mixture begins to boil. 
  • While mixture is boiling, microwave the remaining 3 tablespoons margarine 20 seconds or until melted. Whisk flour into melted margarine and stir until it forms a roux into the stock. The soup will start to thicken. Bring soup back to a boil, then slowly add the milk, whisking constantly. 
  • When milk is incorporated remove from heat. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve. You can also add bacon bits, shredded cheese, and sliced scallions on the soup.


. The Houston Chronicle suggests that the bases may not be available in supermarkets; they suggest that you use chicken broth and a piece of ham.


Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 754mg | Potassium: 470mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 430IU | Vitamin C: 5.7mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1.9mg

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I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

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  1. Cheri Hall

    5 stars
    I always loved this Bennigan’s potato soup because it was flavorful and very smooth I realized the potato they were using wasn’t a russet I used a Yukon gold and it turned out perfect

  2. Jennifer Lynn-Pullman

    5 stars
    We had a Bennigan’s near our house when I was in high school. My friend I would go there once in a while and I always ordered this soup.

    • Stephanie Manley

      It is just called baked potato soup, you do not cook the potatoes in advance, but if you had some on hand, I don’t see why you couldn’t add a few.

  3. Liz Nelson

    5 stars
    I loved this soup at Bennigan’s. I am going to make this soup this coming weekend! I can’t wait to see if it taste the same!

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