Copycat Tony Roma’s Baked Potato Soup

Published on Sep 25, 2009
Updated on Nov 27, 2018

Copycat Tony Romas Baked Potato Soup // Tried and Tasty

Copycat Tony Romas Baked Potato Soup // If ever there is a baked potato soup recipe that you want, it's this one! One of my favorite soups from Tony Roma's restaurant is now in your hands. You can thank me later!! | Tried and TastyTony Roma’s happens to be one of my favorite restaurants. For two reasons: 1) the baked potato soup and 2) the skillet brownie. So many times my two best friends Natalie and Stef and I would go to Tony’s (what we liked to call it) for these two reasons alone. I can’t tell you how many times we went. I even remember one of our favorite waiters names. Topher. He was great! Anyway, one night I decided to go on a whim only to find out it would be my last time eating there because they were closing. This was devastating news. I am telling you, devastating. Thankfully, a good friend had given this recipe to me. I’m so glad I am able to duplicate the exact soup I once loved at my favorite restaurant. Believe me, once you try this you will never do canned or Bear Creek again (no offense!).

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Copycat Tony Roma's Baked Potato Soup

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Potato Soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 464 kcal
Author: Yvonne
If ever there is a baked potato soup recipe that you want, it's this one! One of my favorite soups from Tony Roma's restaurant is now in your hands. You can thank me later!!
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Ingredients

  • 2 medium potatoes about 2 c. chopped
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 1 c. diced white onion
  • 3 tbsp. flour
  • 4 c. chicken stock
  • 2 c. water
  • 1 c. half-and-half
  • 1/4 c. cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 c. instant mashed potatoes
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. basil
  • 1/2 tsp. thyme

Garnish

  • 1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 c. crumbled bacon
  • 1 chopped green onion optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 and bake the potatoes for an hour or until done.

  2. When the potatoes have cooked remove them from the oven to cool. As the potatoes cool, prepare soup by melting butter in a saucepan, and saute onion until light brown. Add flour to the onions to make a roux (similar to a thick paste).

  3. Transfer to a large pot. Add stock, water, cornstarch, mashed potatoes, and spices to the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for five minutes.

  4. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out the contents with a large spoon (or just peel the potatoes). Discard skin. Chop baked potato with a large knife to make chunks that are about 1/2 in. in size. The smaller the better. Add chopped baked potato and half-and-half to the pot. Bring soup back to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer the soup for another 15 minutes or until it has thickened.

  5. Spoon about 1 1/2 c. soup into a bowl and top with about a tbsp. of shredded cheddar cheese, a half tsp. of crumbled bacon and a tsp. or so of chopped green onion (if desired). Repeat for remaining servings.

Recipe Notes

[My 2 Cents]
Bake the potatoes in a day in advance and refrigerate until needed in the recipe. This not only could save time, but also makes it easier to peel the potatoes cold and firm when they have been chilled. This cuts the prep time nearly in half when it comes to preparing the soup the day of. For a change, serve soup in a bread bowl. It makes for a fun, quick way to enjoy soup and bread at the same time.

Adapted from Top Secret Recipes

Nutrition Facts
Copycat Tony Roma's Baked Potato Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 464 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 735mg32%
Potassium 970mg28%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 435IU9%
Vitamin C 45.5mg55%
Calcium 179mg18%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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12 comments about “Copycat Tony Roma’s Baked Potato Soup

  1. Janet


    Fantastic recipe. Who knew instant mashed potatoes could taste so good.I have a giant box to use up from a bread recipe. Comfort food all the way. Thank you for the recipe.

  2. Wendy


    I made this soup tonite with one Ingredient change!I didn’t have the green onion but had chives.This soup was a success!I

  3. Natasha

    I’ve never made instant mashed potatoes before.. Do I cook them first or do I just throw the package of powdered potatoes right in the soup?

    1. Janet


      Just throw them in. Works like a charm tasty too and I am not a box type of person. I had them around because of a bread recipe I use.

    1. Yvonne

      Hey Laura, you are going to LOVE this soup. It’s so delicious!!! I was thinking myself of making it soon :) I would say the recipe will feed between 4-6 people. Hopefully that works!

      1. Jo Ann

        This sounds wonderful! I want to make it for a soup tasting event and would like to know if this can be done in the crockpot?

        1. Yvonne

          I have never tried it in the crock pot from start to finish – because of the different steps I would say make it on the stove top then transfer to a crock pot to keep it warm. Hope that helps!

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