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Basic Potato Soup

Rated as 4.2 out of 5 Stars

"My mother gave me this recipe for potato soup and it is extremely easy and tastes great. Substitute butter for the oil if desired. Regular bacon can be substituted for turkey bacon if desired."
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55 m servings 448
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Place potatoes into a large pot and add enough water to cover; bring to a boil and cook until tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat; saute onion and turkey bacon until browned, 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Mix water and chicken bouillon together in a bowl, stirring and breaking cubes apart with a fork, until dissolved. Stir evaporated milk and garlic salt into bouillon mixture.
  4. Drain potatoes, setting about 1/8 aside in a bowl. Mix the potatoes, evaporated milk mixture, onion-bacon mixture, and butter together in a pot until soup is creamy and smooth. Add the reserved potatoes to soup, breaking potatoes apart for desired texture. Bring soup to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until soup is heated through, 15 to 20 minutes.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 448 calories; 21.5 54 12.5 62 1601 Full nutrition

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I first made this while recovering from a stomach bug and thought it would be easy on my system. I make it now because its just so good.

I did make this but without the bacon. Also, I don't drain the water, because it has a lot of potato flavor. I add a carton of Swanson low sodium chicken broth and , I use low fat evaporated mil...

An excellent starting recipe. Good as is and or with additions like leeks or ham even carrots if your living dangerously. I was living dangerously.

It is a good basic recipe. I made a few changes, like adding creole seasoning for a little spice. Also didn't drain all the water, and added a bit of flour. I also chopped celery and added that...

I didn't read the part that said to use 20 oz. of evaporated milk, so I just used one can. The milk wasn't going to be enough. So I kept the water the potatoes were boiled in, since it had cooke...