Potato Bacon Soup

Amber Franks

By
@Troopersgirl64

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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Comments:

Serves:

A LOT

Method:

Stove Top

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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

Ingredients

6-7
large potatoes, peeled and cut into bite size pieces
1
medium onion, chopped
2 can(s)
chicken broth, 14.5 oz
1 can(s)
cream of chicken soup, 10 3/4 oz.
1 can(s)
cream of celery soup,10 3/4 oz.
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

1
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!).
2
Add cubes of Cream Cheese. Remove from heat until cheese is melted. Return to low/medium heat.
3
Add half the bacon, soups, butter, & spices. Cook for another 10 or so minutes.
4
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