Potato Bacon Soup

Amber Franks Recipe

By Amber Franks 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!!!


Recipe Rating:
 128 Ratings
Serves:
A LOT
Cooking 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
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

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
  • Comments

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  • user
    Karen Smith smilin - Aug 10, 2010
    Hate to be a bother but what size cans of soup and broth?
  • user
    Amber Franks Troopersgirl64 - Aug 11, 2010
    No bother at all! Sorry bout that!
    The chicken broth is 14.5 oz.
    The Cream of Chicken & Cream of Celery Soups are 10 & 3/4 oz. cans.
  • user
    Karen Smith smilin - Aug 11, 2010
    Thanks for getting back with me, this looked like something I could keep on hand for those "oops I forgot to set something out of the freezer? nights. Thanks for posting .
  • user
    Amber Franks Troopersgirl64 - Aug 11, 2010
    You are very welcome! It has become a family fave around here!! We usually do a soup & sandwich night. It goes really well with paninis! :)
  • user
    Amber Franks Troopersgirl64 - Aug 11, 2010
    Also, I really prefer to use real bacon. If I'm in a hurry, I always have real bacon bits on hand...but chopping up real bacon & frying it gives it that crispy crunch in the soup! YUM! I wish it wasn't so dang hot outside...I'm really wanting some soup now! Ha HA!