Panda’s Ultimate Potato Soup

Panda’s Ultimate Potato Soup Recipe

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Corinne Mihelic


I created this because I love Baked Potato Soup and Potato Leek Soup. So I figured why not have the best of both! I just combined both of my recipes to make this wonderfully creamy, warm up your bones soup. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do :)

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30 Min
1 Hr 30 Min


8-10 slice
hickory smoked bacon.
8-10 medium
potatoes, baked, peeled and diced.
1 medium
onion, diced.
2 medium
leeks (including green parts) chopped up small.
2-3 stick
celery, diced.
3/4 c
all purpose flour.
4 can(s)
chicken broth.
1/2 stick
unsalted butter
2 tsp
dried parsley flakes (i prefer to use fresh).
3 c
half & half.
1 1/2 c
cheddar cheese, grated (you can use any kind of cheese you like, i prefer a mild cheddar.
1 c
sour cream.
fresh ground sea salt & pepper to taste. i use a lot of pepper.

How to Make Panda’s Ultimate Potato Soup


  • 1In an enamel cast iron Dutch oven cook bacon until crisp; remove and crumble,reserve drippings.
  • 2Cook onion in bacon drippings until tender; stir in flour and cook for one minute, stirring constantly to make a roux. Gradually add chicken broth, celery; leeks and butter. Cook, stirring constantly until thickened and bubbly (use a wire whisk). Put in the baked potatoes, bacon, parsley and half & half; cook for 10 minutes. Stir in cheese and sour cream.
  • 3Serving Suggestions:

    Garnish with bacon, cheese, sour cream or green onions (just the greens parts) you could use all four or just your favorites.
  • 4Goes great in Bread Bowls!

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About Panda’s Ultimate Potato Soup

Course/Dish: Other Soups