A yummy and easy to make potato soup. Kids love it.

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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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  • In a large saucepan, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon, and set aside. Drain all but 3 tablespoons bacon fat from the pan.

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  • Brown onions in bacon fat over medium heat.

  • Add potatoes, and enough water to cover. Cover and cook until potatoes are tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Stir together soup and milk until smooth; add to potato mixture. Heat, but do not boil. Add salt and pepper to taste, and stir in dill weed. Crumble bacon; stir in just before serving soup, or sprinkle on top to garnish.

Nutrition Facts

403.8 calories; 12.5 g protein; 32.9 g carbohydrates; 41.7 mg cholesterol; 1026.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2007
Fantastic! Much quicker than my normal recipe. My hints: To ensure it's not too thin, cover the potatoes with just *barely* enough water. I used powdered chicken broth instead of just water -- added a lot. A stalk or two of celery is a great addition. For more depth of flavor, add a dash of worchestershire sauce. Oh, and if you use red or yukon potatoes, you don't need to peel them! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/29/2006
The directions on this recipe are confusing. I did not drain the water off my potatoes before adding the other soup mix and therefore it came out really watery....make sure to drain your potatoes! Read More
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238 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 154
  • 4 star values: 72
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
09/29/2006
The directions on this recipe are confusing. I did not drain the water off my potatoes before adding the other soup mix and therefore it came out really watery....make sure to drain your potatoes! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2007
Fantastic! Much quicker than my normal recipe. My hints: To ensure it's not too thin, cover the potatoes with just *barely* enough water. I used powdered chicken broth instead of just water -- added a lot. A stalk or two of celery is a great addition. For more depth of flavor, add a dash of worchestershire sauce. Oh, and if you use red or yukon potatoes, you don't need to peel them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2006
Yum! I did doctor the recipe a bit to accomodate our tastes but the base recipe is perfect. I don't like onions - left that out. I read some of the other reviews and thought that the celery salt sounded good. So I added salt pepper celery salt and garlic powder to the potatoes while they were cooking. I then added a bit more pepper celery salt with the dash of Thyme when I added in the milk/soup. I stirred in about 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese before serving. Garnished with additional shredded cheese and crumbled bacon. It was sooo very good. My boyfriend went back for seconds - that never happens. Later that night he told me he can't wait for lunch the next day so he can have leftovers. I will definitely be making this again and again! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2007
I am a huge potato soup fan. So I was a little unsure as to how good this would be. This might be my favorite potato soup EVER! We all loved it. I covered the potatoes with just enough water to cook them and I didn't drain the water (like the other person said) it wasn't necessary. Plus that would've drained off the onions. Instead of 2 1/2 cups of milk I used 1 1/2 C. and 1 C. of sour cream and 1/2 C. of cheese. When serving I added the bacon and more shredded cheese. It was DELICIOUS!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2005
this is so good i love how easy it is - made just a few changes i chopped up bacon before cooking it and let it cook about 1/2 way then added the oinion and a healthy spoonful of garlic and let the oinions brown then added the potatos to the mixture and sauteed them for a few minutes... used chicken broth to cook potatos in and used cream instead of milk Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2011
REALLY good. I added chopped celery and cooked them with the onions in the bacon grease (that step has a LOT to do with the great flavor). I also lowered the milk to 1.5Cups added a cup of sour cream and stirred in 1C of Cheddar just before serving. EVERYONE loved it and the leftovers were great too. Adding to original review: I was short on time so I didn't cube the potatoes (just cut into big chunks) but right before adding all the creamy ingrd's I used a potato masher to smoosh up the softened potatoes. Worked GREAT and made the soup nice and thick! Also I've saved some bacon grease so when I don't want to use (or have) bacon I just use the grease when cooking the onions and still get the great flavor! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2005
Awesome soup!- I made several changes however. I did not use bacon at all; I sauteed onions chopped mushrooms and chopped garlic in olive oil. I added the cubed potatoes to this and boiled for about 20 min. Then I added the condesed soup which I had mixed with only 2 cups of skim milk. I then added the ground black pepper but no dill. Everyone agreed that it was delish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2006
Excellent! I used 1 cream of celery and 1 cream of chicken. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2006
Very good and flavorful potato soup. Here are the changes I made: 3/4 cup onion half of bacon in soup and half as a topping 1/2 tsp. of dill weed 1/2 cup mild cheddar cheese and DON'T FORGET THE SALT:) This in my opinion brings out the flavor in this soup. Read More
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