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

prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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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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  • 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.

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  • 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
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Reviews (3)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/05/2018
This was pretty good and easy to make. Next time I will mash some of the potatoes because my soup did not thicken. I did not have half and half so I used half heavy whipping cream and half regular milk. I also omitted the parsley and used fresh green onions. I did season it a bit more with salt and fresh cracked pepper. Read More
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5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/04/2018
This was pretty good and easy to make. Next time I will mash some of the potatoes because my soup did not thicken. I did not have half and half so I used half heavy whipping cream and half regular milk. I also omitted the parsley and used fresh green onions. I did season it a bit more with salt and fresh cracked pepper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2020
This soup is delicous!!! I added a bit of dill because that's how I usually make it. Thank you! :) Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/12/2018
Great recipe. But I ended up taking an immersion blender and blending the soup up a little bit. The potatoes were too large in the recipe. Read More
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