deb's simple potato and bacon soup

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Deb Lund
from Rhinelander, WI

Always a hit on a cold winter night. My family loves potato soup and I have tried many recipes but this is by far the tastiest and the easiest. Its serves 4-6 if it is your main meal, more if used as an appetizer.

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 4-6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For deb's simple potato and bacon soup

  • 6-8 lg
    yellow bodied potatoes, not baking as they will fall apart. dice into 1/2 inch squares.(be sure to wash well and keep the skins on)
  • 1 lb
    bacon, cut up before cooking
  • 2 cups
    diced celery, include the center and dice the leaves as well
  • 1 md
    onion diced
  • 1 stick
  • 2/3 cup
  • 64 oz
    chicken broth
  • 1+
    cups of milk
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper or to taste

How To Make deb's simple potato and bacon soup

  • 1
    In a kettle, sauté cut up bacon until brown, don't toss all the grease. Leave at least 2 tablepsoons to sauté the veggies.
  • 2
    Add Celery and onions to bacon and grease and stir frequently until onions are glassy but not browned.
  • 3
    Add stick of butter cut up and then the potatoes, continue stirring frequently , don't let the potatoes brown. It takes about 15 minutes for the potatoes to cook.
  • 4
    Add 1/4 teaspoon allspice and 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper, saute a few more minutes until the potatoes are just tender.
  • 5
    Stir flour into potato mix and cook gently for about 1 minute stirring continuously. The flour should be evenly distributed throughout the potatoes.
  • 6
    Add all the broth and continue stirring until thick. Cook about 10 more minutes
  • 7
    Add enough milk for the consistency you like. You may not need any milk at all if you like your soup thick. I use skim.
  • 8
    At this point you could also stir in 1 cup of medium cheddar cheese and 1/4 cup parmesan for a cheddar cheese flavor. I would use low salt broth if you are going to add cheese.