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grandma olney's soup

Recipe by
Joan Olney
Marathon, IA

My Great-Grandmother, Mary Olney, had a very large family and needed to feed them on their Iowa pioneer farm and keep them full. She used this easy family recipe from John Adams family (yes the president)made from simple ingredients. She would put this on the back of her wood burning stove and cook it all day. It's even better the second day! Delicious with thick, crusty slices of artisan bread.

yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For grandma olney's soup

  • 4 md
    potatoes, cut in 1/2" cubes
  • 1 md
    onion, diced
  • 1/2 -3/4 lb
    bacon, diced
  • 6-8 c
  • 1 lb
    thick, amish style noodles
  • salt and pepper, to taste

How To Make grandma olney's soup

  • 1
    Place all ingredients, except noodles, into a large soup pot (I use a pressure cooker) and bring to a boil.
  • 2
    Add noodles and cook until they are tender.
  • 3
    Serve and enjoy.