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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
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

Step-By-Step

1In large pot, boil potatoes in water 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
2In 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.
3To 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.
4In 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.
5While 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