This best tasting potato soup is perfect for when the weather is bad or good. Simple to prepare, but tastes like you've slaved away. Excellent by itself or with crackers and other favorite additions. So when you're snowed in, make up a batch and call the family around to enjoy! Thanks Mary Ella!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 20 mins
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot over medium heat, cook the bacon until evenly brown, but not crisp. Mix in the onion, and coat with the bacon drippings. Stir in potatoes, and season with salt and pepper. Mix in the flour and water, stirring until smooth. Cover pot, and cook 10 minutes, until potatoes are tender.

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  • Reduce heat to low. Gradually stir in the milk. Simmer soup 1 hour, stirring frequently to avoid scorching.

Nutrition Facts

369 calories; protein 13.1g 26% DV; carbohydrates 32.6g 11% DV; fat 20.8g 32% DV; cholesterol 43.7mg 15% DV; sodium 776.7mg 31% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2008
Not a bad recipe even if I do usually prefer my potato soup much thicker. I used a little more potato than it called for and a little less milk. I also added a few drops of hot pepper sauce. Definitely good for cold days! This plus a grilled cheese sandwich is a great meal. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/21/2005
This recipe had good flavor but it was way too runny. Next time I would not put in that much milk. Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2007
I've made this soup numerous times and have even made an entire meal out of it. My husband likes it thicker so I only use half of the milk that the recipe calls for. I also add extra bacon and green onions. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2008
Not a bad recipe even if I do usually prefer my potato soup much thicker. I used a little more potato than it called for and a little less milk. I also added a few drops of hot pepper sauce. Definitely good for cold days! This plus a grilled cheese sandwich is a great meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2005
Turned out GREAT!!!! used sliced hotdogs instead of bacon Grandkids loved it!!!! Great in slow cooker too Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2009
This is a great soup that the whole family loved. I took two of the additional recommendations: use chicken broth instead of water and use 1/2 the milk. Even my picky son said it was the best soup he has ever tasted! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/30/2006
This recipe was very tasty. I was leery about the amount of salt and pepper but ended up using the whole amount called for and it turned out really well. I used two cups of chicken broth and one cup of water instead of 3 cups water and only 14 (instead of 16) cups of milk. I also blended up 2 cups of the soup about 15 minuets before it was done and added it to the soup while it finished cooking to make it thicker. Oh and I used 5 (instead of 3) tablespoons of flour to add to the thickness. It was thick and very flavorful thanks to all the bacon (and salt and pepper)! I also put Tabasco sauce in my individual serving YUM! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2012
This soup was so good I made it twice in one day first at a hospice where I volunteer and then again at home for dinner. I added corn and carrot at home. I had half a carrot left over because the other half had been used for a snowman's nose! This is hearty and delicious. Perfect for a cold winter's day. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2007
My mom has been making Potato Soup very close to this recipe for 49 years. Only difference is no water and add parsley. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/21/2005
This recipe had good flavor but it was way too runny. Next time I would not put in that much milk. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2008
Great quick recipe. I added some frozen corn and chopped celry. And took advice from others and reduced water. Very good soup. Read More
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