22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2

My children love this soup. It's the only one they will eat. Made with potatoes, bacon, and cheese - it is a meal in itself!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a 3 quart sauce pan, combine potatoes, onion, bacon, and enough water to cover ingredients. Place lid on pot, and cook until potatoes are tender. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.

  • Stir in milk and butter. Stir in instant potatoes to the thickness you desire. Add cheese, and stir until it melts. If desired, mix in corn. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer over low heat for 10 to 20 minutes, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

634 calories; 27.4 g total fat; 63 mg cholesterol; 652 mg sodium. 78.6 g carbohydrates; 21.6 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (19)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2006
I made some changes I also added a clove of garlic chopped celery and helped the flavor along with chicken b. cubes. added a bay leaf and chopped parsley. Excellent. I served it with grated Guyrere cheese and chopped green onion... Definitely excellent. I omitted the potato flakes.
(18)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/02/2006
I had a perfect potato soup until I added the potato flakes. Yes they thickened the soup but the resulting texture was horrible.
(17)
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2006
I made some changes I also added a clove of garlic chopped celery and helped the flavor along with chicken b. cubes. added a bay leaf and chopped parsley. Excellent. I served it with grated Guyrere cheese and chopped green onion... Definitely excellent. I omitted the potato flakes.
(18)
Rating: 1 stars
05/02/2006
I had a perfect potato soup until I added the potato flakes. Yes they thickened the soup but the resulting texture was horrible.
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2003
We are real "soup people" and this recipe will definately grace the table again! I added some silced button mushrooms instead of the corn and also about 1/2 cup of grated parmesan to give it a little extra zing. The whole family really enjoyed it. Thank You!
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
I have never liked potato soup but I must say this variety is wonderful. My husband and I like to add a few different things to it sometimes but it's great even if you leave it alone although a little worcestershire sauce is good in it. We love to fix the Portuguese Fried Bread recipe that we found on this site. Nothing is better on a cold winter day.
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2003
This has got to be the best potato soup I've ever had. Even my granddaughter liked it and she hates everything. Thick and full flavored it won't let you down.
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2005
My husband LOVED this soup. I served it with grilled cheese sandwiches. Even my kids liked it! I did add just a dash of garlic for flavor. It is a very hearty and fullfilling meal!
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
11/20/2007
I felt it tasted like runny mashed potatoes
(4)
Rating: 1 stars
10/01/2003
This just wasn't good at all. I think it would be better if you used real potatoes.
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2011
It is freezing here in Colorado and this sounded great. Had to cut the recipe in half due to lack of potatoes. It came out fabulous. Was short onion but strangely I had green onion and that worked well. Don't like corn in soup so omitted. Kids picky teens loved it. Thanks!
(3)