Awesome bacon potato soup

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Crystal Wilkinson

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@RUBYSCHEF

This is an easy potato soup recipe that is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6-8
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
20 Min

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 lb
    baby red potatoes, sliced into small bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 pkg
    uncooked bacon, finely diced
  • 1 medium
    onion, diced
  • 1/4 bunch
    celery, diced
  • 8 c
    milk
  • 4 c
    water
  • 4
    chicken bouillon 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
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 3/4 c
    salted butter
  • 3/4 c
    flour
  • 1/4 bunch
    freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 c
    whipping cream
  • ·
    for garnish - shredded cheese, fried bacon bits and chopped green onions

How to Make Awesome bacon potato soup

Step-by-Step

  1. In large pot, boil potatoes in water 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. In small, heavy saucepan melt butter. Add flour and mix well. Cook over medium-low heat until mixture bubbles, stirring 2 to 3 minutes to make a roux.
  5. While constantly stirring soup, add roux slowly until soup is thick and creamy, about 4 minutes. Stir in parsley, reserved potatoes, onions, celery, bacon and cream. Garnish with cheese, bacon bits, onions or all three. Serve hot!

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