Golden Potato Soup Recipe
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Golden Potato Soup Recipe

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“Pure comfort food,” is how Sheila Harms of Battle Lake, Minnesota refers to her warmer-upper soup filled with flavor, herbs and potatoes. “It’s one of my husband’s very favorite cold-weather meals,” says Sheila. “I serve it with warm biscuits or garlic toast.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup crumbled cooked bacon
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 249 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 804mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein


  1. In a large saucepan, heat butter and oil until butter is melted. Add the potatoes, garlic salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat for 4-6 minutes or until potatoes are tender and lightly browned.
  2. Stir in the broth, onion, bacon, garlic, rosemary and thyme. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in water and bouillon. Gradually stir in cream; heat through. Add cheese, stirring until melted. Yield: 4-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Golden Potato Soup in Cooking for 2 Winter 2006, p25

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Reviewed Jun. 21, 2015

"This is everyone's favorite potato soup. I have used shredded potatoes & evaporated milk with great results. Flavor is excellent!"

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2012

"This is a recipe that everyone will love!"

Reviewed Apr. 9, 2012

"Excellent!! Loved by All!!*****"

Reviewed Dec. 8, 2011

"We instantly fell in love with the unique taste of this soup!! Have made it over and over since we first tried a couple of years ago!"

Reviewed Oct. 12, 2011

"This is delicious. I double it, and use extra garlic plus regular salt, in place of the garlic salt. It's very easy, and even better the second day!"

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