Awesome bacon potato soup

Crystal Wilkinson

By
@RUBYSCHEF

This is an easy potato soup recipe that is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Ingredients

2 1/2 lb
baby red potatoes, sliced into small bite sized pieces
1/2 pkg
uncooked bacon, finely diced
1 medium
onion, diced
1/4 bunch
celery, diced
8 c
milk
4 c
water
4
chicken bouillon cubes (use a cup of the hot potato water to dissolve, then use the cup of hot water in place of one of the above cups of water)
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
black pepper
3/4 c
salted butter
3/4 c
flour
1/4 bunch
freshly chopped parsley
1 c
whipping cream
for garnish - shredded cheese, fried bacon bits and chopped green onions

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In large pot, boil potatoes in water 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
2
In sauté pan, cook bacon until crisp. Drain bacon fat and place on paper towel over plate to drain more. Add onion and celery to bacon pan over medium-high heat until celery is tender, about 5 minutes.
3
To the large potato pan, add milk, water, bullion, salt and pepper. Cook over medium-high heat until mixture is very hot, about 8 minutes, stirring often. Do not let mixture boil.
4
In small, heavy saucepan melt butter. Add flour and mix well. Cook over medium-low heat until mixture bubbles, stirring 2 to 3 minutes to make a roux.
5
While constantly stirring soup, add roux slowly until soup is thick and creamy, about 4 minutes. Stir in parsley, reserved potatoes, onions, celery, bacon and cream. Garnish with cheese, bacon bits, onions or all three. Serve hot!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cream Soups, Other Soups
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids