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potato soup...from mom and me

(1 rating)
Recipe by
deb baldwin
blanchard, ID

This is mom's potato soup that I make just about the same, except for a few tweaks. Lots of bacon is what my husband likes. This is a quick and easy soup to make in a pinch, when a person needs to put something on the table for dinner. I also will serve with homemade rolls if I have time.

(1 rating)
yield 6 plus
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For potato soup...from mom and me

  • 1/2
    of a 5# bag of red new potatoes, more or less
  • 1
    sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 pkg
  • 1 can
    canned milk
  • 1/4 c
    powdered creamer
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 to 4 Tbsp
    corn starch to thicken

How To Make potato soup...from mom and me

  • 1
    Fill a pot about half full with chopped new potatoes and enough water to cover..I like my potatoes in large chunks, mom likes hers small and, I cut in small bite size pieces, perfect for my husband. Hint: the smaller the potato pieces, the faster the potatoes will be done. I leave the skins on..I like the extra flavor in the soup. Salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil and turn down to simmer for about 10 to 20 minutes depending on the size of potato bits.
  • Brown bacon and onion.
    Chop 4 slices of bacon and fry in another pan. Add the chopped onion. Brown bacon and onion and set aside to cool. The rest of the bacon slices are fried or baked in the oven @ 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes, more or less, until crispy. (this can be done earlier in the day) Then I crumble the bacon and put into a small dish so that we can sprinkle the bacon on the top for extra bacon..My husband likes his bacon crispy, even in soup.
  • 3
    After the potatoes are done, do not drain, add the canned milk. When the soup is hot, add the fried bacon and onion mixture to the pot, grease and all. Stir and bring to a boil. Add the powdered creamer and stir until dissolved. This makes the soup creamier. Sometimes I like to add a pat of butter or some shredded cheese (options). Mom's soup is ready..I like my soup thickened. Add the corn starch to a cup and add a little water. Stir until corn starch is dissolved. When soup begins to boil, add a little of the corn starch to the soup to thicken, just a little at a time, until it is to your liking. If it ends up being to thick add a little more regular milk. Serve with rolls or bread and top the soup with your crumbled bacon.