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A bowl of creamy soup with potatoes and topped with bacon and green onions.
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5 from 3 votes

Creamy Potato Soup

Delicious potato soup with chunks of potatoes and topped with bacon bits.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 296kcal
Author: Kathy

Ingredients

  • 5 slices bacon cut into small pieces
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 1 carrot diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups potatoes peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup half and half

Instructions

  • Begin by cooking up chopped bacon in a soup pot. Remove cooked bacon and leave the bacon grease in pan.
  • Add chopped onions, celery and carrot and saute until soft.
  • Add garlic and stir for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add flour to mixture and saute an additional 3-5 minutes.
  • Add chicken broth and cut potatoes. Simmer on medium low heat until potatoes are cooked through.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Stir in milk and halt and half. Stir until heated through. 
  • Serve with reserved bacon bits, chopped chives and fresh parsley.  

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Notes

Tips for making potato soup

  • Use a full sized carrot, not the pre-cut baby carrots. A full sized carrot has much more flavor than the baby carrots. 
  • Cut potatoes in uniform size. 
  • Make certain potatoes are fully cooked before adding milk. 
  • Use the best chicken broth available. It is the base for your soup and you want a good quality broth. 
  • When adding salt start with a small amount and add more as needed. I use my homemade chicken broth that is unsalted and may need to add more salt than a store bought broth. Always taste and add more as needed. 
  • Add additional milk if soup is too thick.
  • Soup can be made with just milk and no half and half cream if desired. 

Nutrition

Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 1149mg | Potassium: 951mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1967IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 5mg