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the best potato soup ever!!!!

a recipe by
Jodi Woods
Hinesville, GA

Good for those cold days. Make you feel all warm and loved inside.

serves 6 to 8
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For the best potato soup ever!!!!

  • 2 1/2 lb
    baby red potatoes, sliced into small bite size pieces
  • 1 lb
    package of uncooked bacon
  • 1
    medium onion finely diced
  • 1/4 bunch
    celery, diced
  • 8 c
  • 4 c
  • 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
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 3/4 c
    salted butter
  • 3/4 bunch
    freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 c
    whipping cream
  • shredded cheese
  • fried bacon bits
  • chopped green onions

How To Make the best potato soup ever!!!!

  • 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
  • 3
    Add onion and celery to bacon pan over medium-high heat until celery is tender, about 5 minutes.
  • 4
    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.
  • 5
    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. While constantly stirring soup, add roux slowly until soup is thick and creamy, about 4 minutes. Stir in parsley, reserved potatoes, and cream.
  • 6
    Garnish with cheese, bacon bits, onions or all three. Serve hot!

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