Amber Franks Recipe

Potato Bacon Soup

By Amber Franks Troopersgirl64

Recipe Rating:
Cooking Method:
Stove Top

Amber's Story

I was in search of a potato soup recipe similar to Rafferty's famous potato soup to make for my husband's b-day. After ready endless soup recipes, I finally took all my favorite parts from each recipe & came up with this recipe. It's now requested at ALL family functions during the winter months! Hope you enjoy as much as we do!!!

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
We just adore the creaminess of this soup. The flavors meld perfectly, no one ingredient overwhelming another.


large potatoes, peeled and cut into bite size pieces
medium onion, chopped
2 can(s)
chicken broth
1 can(s)
cream of chicken soup
1 can(s)
cream of celery soup
8 oz
cream cheese, softened & cubed
1 tsp
garlic powder
1/2 stick
unsalted butter
salt & pepper, to taste
1/2 c
milk (for thinning, but i never use it. i like thick soup!)
1 pkg
real bacon bits or cooked crumbled bacon (use the amount you like...we love bacon around here!)
cheddar cheese, shredded
green onions

Directions Step-By-Step

Cook potatoes & onion in chicken broth along with just enough water to cover potatoes & onions. Cook until tender. (Once tender, I used a potato masher to mash a few to make the soup kinda thick. Don't mash ALL the potatoes because you still want chunks of potato in the soup!).
Add cubes of Cream Cheese. Remove from heat until cheese is melted. Return to low/medium heat.
Add half the bacon, soups, butter, & spices. Cook for another 10 or so minutes.
Garnish with shredded cheddar cheese & bacon pieces. I also used a little green onion to garnish.

** I added a small handful of shredded cheddar cheese to the soup when adding the bacon, soups, butter & spices....just because we love the cheddar taste! ****

Serve HOT & Enjoy! :)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cream Soups, Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #bacon



Joy Allen-Wilkie joylma
Dec 14, 2014
Great soup! My family loves it. Made it last week and they have requested it again.
Joy Allen-Wilkie joylma
Dec 14, 2014
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Mary Ann Wheeler Maxalene
Nov 13, 2014
I LOVE this soup! I made it again for the first time this season, and I remember now why we can't have it's very salty. I forgot to use the Healthy Choice soup (low sodium) soups this time, and I used a lot of real bacon bits. It's really yummy, but if you are on a low sodium diet like we are, be careful about Campbell's soups and bacon!
Sharon Boze Lovestofeed
Nov 9, 2014
I made this one night last week using your exact recipe. My husband is IN LOVE WITH IT! He ate it for dinner, took it to work for lunch and had the last of it this weekend. I can't wait to share it with our girls when they visit!! Awesome, Amber!
anne hubard lukefeb14
Oct 30, 2014
This is the second time in two weeks that I've made this soup! My husband didn't like potato soup until he tasted this recipe. I did add a couple of carrots for color and 1/2 teaspoon of paprika. Good stuff!