Amber Franks Recipe

Potato Bacon Soup

By Amber Franks Troopersgirl64

Recipe Rating:
 131 Ratings
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
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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

  • 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.
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    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 .
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    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! :)
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    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!