This recipe took many winters to perfect, it is especially good with corn bread.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place potatoes and chopped onion in a deep stock pan, and add water just to cover them. Bring to a boil, and cook until tender.

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  • Add butter or margarine, bacon bits and fat, and carrots. Stir in milk, parsley, and instant potatoes; bring to a light boil. Salt and pepper to taste. Cover, and simmer on low until you are ready to eat.

Nutrition Facts

278.5 calories; 10.1 g protein; 48.9 g carbohydrates; 13 mg cholesterol; 109.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2007
This was great! I can't wait to make it in colder weather.. I made the following changes to my own taste.. Used less onion since I am not a huge fan. Omitted the carrot and parsley because I didn't have any. Used corn starch instead of potato flakes because I didn't have those either. Added half a clove of minced garlic. Threw in some sauteed asparagus chopped into bite-sized pieces we needed to use up. Added a handful or so of grated chedder/jack mix. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/19/2006
This recipe turned out very bland and runny. I think I was supposed to drain the potatoes and onions after cooking instead of just adding the other ingredients to them but the directions never said that. Anyway I ended up just adding more flakes and puree'ing the whole thing to make a creamy soup. Read More
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34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2007
This was great! I can't wait to make it in colder weather.. I made the following changes to my own taste.. Used less onion since I am not a huge fan. Omitted the carrot and parsley because I didn't have any. Used corn starch instead of potato flakes because I didn't have those either. Added half a clove of minced garlic. Threw in some sauteed asparagus chopped into bite-sized pieces we needed to use up. Added a handful or so of grated chedder/jack mix. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/18/2006
This recipe turned out very bland and runny. I think I was supposed to drain the potatoes and onions after cooking instead of just adding the other ingredients to them but the directions never said that. Anyway I ended up just adding more flakes and puree'ing the whole thing to make a creamy soup. Read More
(20)
Rating: 3 stars
09/10/2008
This was okay but nothing to write home about so I made a couple of changes: cooked the onion in a little bacon grease to carmelize a little and bump up the flavor a little and when I served it I sprinkled shredded cheddar and more crumbled bacon on top then a small dollop of sour cream in the center. Gave it a sort of "potato wedges" flavor and more depth. It needed it. Gave it like this to husband for lunch. He said it was fine but when asked he would have prefered a corn chowder or something like that. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/14/2008
I made this according to the recipe up to adding the 4 cups of milk. I couldn't see how 3T of potato flakes could thicken that much liquid in addition to the cooking liquid. So I only added 2 cups of milk. It was still really thin so I thickened it with flour. After tasting I added some chicken bouillion and then 5 slices of Am. cheese. It was then OK but nothing special. The bacon flavor wasn't very prominent...and the bacon pieces were chewy. If I made it again I would save the bacon to crumble on top. And the T of butter didn't add anything but calories IMHO. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2006
This was a very tasty soup. I added more instant potato flakes because I wanted it a little thicker. A good add in would be sauteed chicken breast cut into cubes. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with us! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2005
A great hearty recipe for a tight budget! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2004
I don't cook much and when I get the chance to cook I always want to try something new. This is the first time I've tried a recipe from your website and I must say it was most helpful. The soup eventually turned out great and all my 8 guests loved it. I will surely cook it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2007
This was a fairly good recipe. I added sour cream and chicken boulion cubes. My husband thought that it was great and the kids gobbled it up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2008
MMMMMMMMMMMM Good! Read More
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