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the best potato soup ever!

★★★★★ 5
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I have had this awhile and just came across it again. It is nice and creamy and really good. I made it last night and there was no left overs.

★★★★★ 5
serves 6
prep time 25 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For the best potato soup ever!

  • 2 1/2 lb
    baby red potatoes, sliced into small bite sized pieces
  • 1 lb
    regular package uncooked bacon, finely diced
  • 1 md
    onion, diced
  • 1/4 bunch
    celery, diced
  • 8 c
  • 4 c
  • 4
    chicken bullion cubes (use a cup of the hot potato water to dissolve, then use the cup of hot water in place of one of the above cups of water)
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 3/4 c
    salted butter
  • 3/4 c
  • 1/4 bunch
    freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 c
    whipping cream

How To Make the best potato soup ever!

  • 1
    In large pot, boil potatoes in water 10 minutes. Drain and set aside. In sauté pan, cook bacon until crisp. Drain bacon fat and place on paper towel over plate to drain more. Add onion and celery to bacon pan over medium-high heat until celery is tender, about 5 minutes.
  • 2
    To the large potato pan, add milk, water, bullion, salt and pepper. Cook over medium-high heat until mixture is very hot, about 8 minutes, stirring often. Do not let mixture boil. In small, heavy saucepan melt butter. Add flour and mix well.
  • 3
    Cook over medium-low heat until mixture bubbles, stirring 2 to 3 minutes to make a roux. While constantly stirring soup, add roux slowly until soup is thick and creamy, about 4 minutes. Stir in parsley, reserved potatoes, and cream. Garnish with cheese, bacon bits, onions or all three. Serve hot!