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 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged 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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homemadewithlove User ID: 4311884 228278
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2015

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

cookinfool13 User ID: 6051681 125104
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2012

"This is a recipe that everyone will love!"

momof4! User ID: 4657635 148421
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2012

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

momof4! User ID: 4657635 63166
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!"

Loufrommaine User ID: 6222180 149149
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!"

jicook13 User ID: 5843439 129124
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2011

"great flavoring"

pearlrvr User ID: 1256058 76286
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010

"This is SOOO good! I usually do not like herbs, so I was hesitant adding them to the soup. Boy am I glad I did! They lend a subtle flavor that takes potato soup up a notch. I used real bacon pieces from a bag and you couldn't tell the difference. I can't wait to try this with fat-free evaporated milk instead of heavy cream."

foodeater User ID: 4333490 144426
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2010

"This is the best potato soup I have ever tasted. My boyfriend is a huge potato soup lover and has always said his mom makes the best and he loves Olive Garden just for their potato soup. When I made this for the first time he was amazed at its flavor. He requested it for his birthday and has recently told me that his mom's and Olive Garden's potato soup comes nowhere close to this one. It obviously has become a staple in our house, and rightfully so!"

toungetalker User ID: 2058977 94906
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2009

"best potato soup ever!!!!!!"

rcgendron User ID: 2168137 94903
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2008

"hi mom"

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