Flavorful Potato Soup

Paula Todora


What a frugal and wonderful recipe-costs about $5 to make (excluding toppings), and I like mine without any toppings. Sometimes I'll add fried sliced beef sausage to the top for dinner, served with crusty bread. Adjust the seasonings because some people like more pepper than I do.

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10 Min
45 Min
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3 slice
regular bacon, cut into 2-inch pieces
1 small
onion, chopped
4 stalk(s)
celery, chopped, leaving some leaves on
2 medium
carrots, peeled and chopped
6 medium
russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 tsp
3/4 tsp
black pepper
1/2 tsp
onion powder
1 can(s)
13-15 ounces chicken broth
1 c
3/4 c
whole milk
2 Tbsp
1 c
shredded cheddar cheese, if desired, for topping
1/2 c
sour cream, if desired, for topping
2 medium
green onions, chopped, if desired, for topping


1In a pot, fry bacon pieces on medium heat, stirring, until done. Remove from pan, leaving bacon grease.

2Add onion, celery and carrots to grease in pan. Cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally, 3-4 minutes. Add potatoes and salt, pepper and onion powder. Stir.

3Add chicken broth, water and the cooked bacon. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cook 30 minutes, or until potatoes are done. Taste and add more seasonings, as needed.

4Turn off heat, add milk and butter and stir. Ready to serve. Top with any toppings you'd like.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American