Potato Soup for Busy People

I made this potato soup with items I had on hand at home one day after work. It cooks in just 35 minutes.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
4 servings


  • 4 slices bacon

  • 1 cup chopped carrot

  • ½ cup chopped celery

  • ½ medium onion, chopped

  • 3 ½ cups chicken broth

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 bay leaf

  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen cubed hash brown potatoes, thawed

  • 1 cup evaporated milk

  • 2 tablespoons grated Asiago cheese


  1. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate and crumble when cool enough to handle. Discard all but 2 teaspoons bacon drippings from the pan.

  2. Add carrot, celery, and onion to the bacon drippings. Saute over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add 1 cup chicken broth, garlic powder, salt, bay leaf, and pepper. Reduce heat to low and cook for 5 minutes. Add potatoes and remaining chicken broth; cook for 10 minutes. Add evaporated milk, increase heat to a simmer, and cook for 5 minutes.

  3. Serve with crumbled bacon and grated Asiago cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

267 Calories
16g Fat
33g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 267
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 1945mg 85%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 15mg 76%
Calcium 219mg 17%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 918mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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