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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 celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 8 ounces process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 2 thinly sliced green onions, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 250 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 823mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, cook bacon until crisp; drain on paper towels. Add next eight ingredients. 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 2 minutes. Add cheese; stir until melted and soup is heated through. If desired, serve with green onions. Yield: 2 quarts.
Originally published as Best-Ever Potato Soup in Quick Cooking January/February 1999, p31


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LEnquist
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2016

"This was awesome! Very easy and delicious. We would double the recipe, if we had our boys home from college."

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tstreich
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2016

"Great flavor! Once I gathered everything, this came together really quickly. I would definitely make this for company. I might try to swap out the velveeta for a white cheddar, but as is it's very good!"

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formissamy
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2015

"Delicious! I doubled the recipe and served in sour dough bowls! Easy and perfect for an Autumn lunch!!!!"

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Lsenrab
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2015

"Never was happy with other recipes and then my daughter came across this one and told me to try it. It will be the only one I ever use again."

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Amberlynn112
Reviewed May. 15, 2015

"Made this for my family and they all loved it. I personally would add more potatoes and slightly more seasoning but other than that this recipe is simple but delicious. My family said it was better than Logan's (a restaurant)."

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cookingfreaks
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2015

"I have yet to taste this creation but I'm giving it 5 stars nevertheless. I made a couple of modifications. I added all the bacon grease from the pound of bacon I cooked and crumbled. I also added a packet of Ranch seasoning. This makes my potato salad do delicious so thought I'd try it. I'm also adding some fresh parsley at the end and adding sharp cheddar cheese instead of the velveeta. This is for a "soup off" at school tomorrow. I can't wait to see if it's one of the winners."

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booboobee724
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2015

"Very good. Yummmm"

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Momstar3
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2015

"Cooked slices of Bacon disappears at my house, so I sauteed Double the onions and carrots in bacon grease. Added 32 oz of chicken broth. Doubled spices and potatoes. Kept the milk, flour and velveeta as called in recipe. Sprinkled bacon bits in each bowl. Amazing!!!"

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doreensanzone
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2015

"A LNG-time family favorite! I've made this many times, with and without the bacon. It's great both ways. Nothing better on a cold winter day. My husband says he'd pay for this soup!"

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pajamaangel
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2015

"This is awesome! I may add a little cayenne to kick it up a notch, but really good just the way it is."

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