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The thickest and most delicious potato soup ever. I created this soup after having a similar soup at a restaurant. Incredible comfort food with ease! It's a very simple recipe to adjust to your taste. My family always asks for this soup in the winter. Garnish with chives, bacon crumbles, and Cheddar cheese.

Recipe Summary

20 mins
40 mins
1 hr
6 servings


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


Instructions Checklist
  • Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until crisp, about 10 minutes. Remove from skillet and crumble. Reserve drippings.

  • Place potatoes in a pot; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, covered, until tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain.

  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; saute until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in bacon crumbles, reserved bacon drippings, flour, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat; add the boiled potatoes, half-and-half, and chicken broth. Simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes. Add sour cream and 1 cup Cheddar cheese; cook and stir until heated through, about 5 minutes. Garnish soup with remaining Cheddar cheese and parsley.

Cook's Note:

You can use peeled or unpeeled potatoes.

Nutrition Facts

658 calories; protein 20.8g; carbohydrates 30.3g; fat 51.1g; cholesterol 146.9mg; sodium 2029.8mg. Full Nutrition