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Best-Ever Potato Soup Recipe
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Best-Ever Potato Soup Recipe

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You'll be surprised at the taste of this rich, cheesy concoction - it's not a typical potato soup. I came up with the recipe after enjoying baked potato soup at one of our favorite restaurants. I added bacon, and we think that makes it even better. -Coleen Morrissey, Sweet Valley, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 bacon strips, diced
  • 3 cups cubed peeled potatoes
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon each celery seed, salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 8 ounces process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 250 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 823 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 12 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, cook bacon until crisp; drain. Add the potatoes, broth, carrot, onion, parsley, celery seed, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.
  2. Combine flour and milk until smooth; add to soup. Bring to a boil; boil and stir for 2 minutes. Add cheese; stir until cheese is melted and the soup is heated through. Garnish with green onions if desired. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as Best-Ever Potato Soup in Quick Cooking January/February 1999, p31

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 250 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 823 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 12 g protein.

Reviews for Best-Ever Potato Soup

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Reviewed Dec. 3, 2014

"Wonderful soup, creamy and delicious. I used shredded TexMex cheese instead of Velveeta for a bit of kick and added garlic powder with the spices. It's a keeper."

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Reviewed Nov. 21, 2014

"This is a very easily assembled soup and it's delicious. I put a little less bacon and little less Velveeta but it was still wonderful!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2014

"This was really good! Super cheesy though, kinda tasted like au gratin potatoes. My husband loves Velveeta so he gobbled it up. I put in diced ham instead of bacon because it's what I had on hand. Will definitely make it again."

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Reviewed Nov. 10, 2014

"I added more pepper and used shredded cheese. And I threw all in the crock pot. Super easy and very good. Would make again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2014

"Awesome soup, thumbs up 5 stars."

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