11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Say goodbye to ho-hum potato soup! Easy to prepare with ingredients you probably have on hand. Garnish with a pat of butter if desired. Best served with warm, crisp bread.

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Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with water; bring to a boil. Cook until fork-tender, about 10 minutes. Drain.

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  • Place bacon in a large saucepan and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until crispy, about 8 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels. Pour out bacon grease.

  • Melt butter in the saucepan over medium heat, scraping the bottom of the pan with a flat-edged wooden spoon. Add celery, onion, carrots, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; cook and stir until tender, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle in flour; cook and stir for 2 minutes.

  • Pour half-and-half and chicken broth into the saucepan. Add potatoes, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, thyme, cayenne pepper, and nutmeg. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Stir in bacon pieces. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, until flavors combine, about 10 minutes.

  • Ladle into serving bowls. Garnish with 1/2 teaspoon pepper, green onions, and paprika.

Nutrition Facts

396 calories; 18.8 g total fat; 55 mg cholesterol; 1165 mg sodium. 47.6 g carbohydrates; 10.8 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2017
I like to follow the recipe as is the first time then maybe play around with it later. This one is a keeper. If I never did anything else to it we would enjoy it every time.
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 4 stars
06/06/2018
We enjoyed it I added some sour cream to it and used dill in it. Had a nice flavor to it.
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2017
I like to follow the recipe as is the first time then maybe play around with it later. This one is a keeper. If I never did anything else to it we would enjoy it every time.
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2016
We loved this. The combination of flavors was perfect. Seconds were had by all and we will gladly be eating the leftovers this week. My changes were adding 3 cloves of minced garlic along with the sautéed veggies 3 extra cups of chicken broth because there wasn't enough liquid for my potatoes using fresh instead of dried thyme and omitting the cayenne. I will definitely make again and probably use milk instead of half and half as I don't think the great taste would be compromised and maybe add some shallots as well. Thanks for a great new soup recipe!
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2016
10.2.16 Starting to think of Fall (I can dream even though it s still in the 90 s in Florida) and even more of soup. This is a very nice potato soup but I would recommend if you re spice-sensitive start with a little less cayenne and then add more to suit your taste. We re about middle-of-the-road on spiciness and this just was just a tad too much cayenne for us (personal taste). I used fat-free half-and-half to lighten the soup and didn t feel there was any sacrifice in flavor otherwise followed the recipe to the letter. The texture slightly thickened (perfectly) there was just a tiny bit of a crunch from the carrots and the celery (just the way we like it) and I did set aside some of the bacon for a garnish. The recipe indicates preparation time is 1 hour and 20 minutes but this will be on the table in about 35-40 minutes. Marilee Wilson Mack thanks for a really tasty new soup!
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2017
Our favorite potato soup
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2018
Absolute Yum! I usually like cheesy potato soups but I had a friend coming over who can t have cheese. So glad I tried this! One of our new favorites! (FYI I didn t add the cayenne pepper or nutmeg)
Rating: 4 stars
06/06/2018
We enjoyed it I added some sour cream to it and used dill in it. Had a nice flavor to it.
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2018
My husband made this today and it was the best potato soup I ve ever had! Followed the recipe and it truly was perfect!
Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2018
This recipe was amazing!!! One of my favorite recipes!!!
Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2019
It was delicious. Substituted milk for half and half, shallots for onions and added a clove of garlic. Changes were thanks to another review for this recipe. Thanks.