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.

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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."

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Reviewed Jun. 15, 2014

"Awesome soup, thumbs up 5 stars."

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Reviewed Feb. 22, 2014

"Simply amazing"

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Reviewed Feb. 12, 2014

"We liked this soup, it had a good start to the flavor. I did add more salt and pepper than was called for. I made few other changes too: I sauteed the chopped onion in some of the bacon fat before I added the chicken broth; I heated up the milk before adding it to the hot broth and potatoes (so it wouldn't curdle when added); finally, I pureed the soup before adding the cheese. It came out very creamy and smooth that way!"

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