Parmesan Potato Soup Recipe
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Parmesan Potato Soup Recipe

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Meet the Cook: Even my husband, who's not much of a soup eater, likes this. Our two boys - ages 5 and 2 - do, too. With homemade bread and a salad, it's a satisfying meal. -Tami Walters, Kingsport, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + cooling Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:10-12 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + cooling Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 4 medium baking potatoes (about 2 pounds)
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 4-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 6 cups milk
  • 3/4 to 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 10 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 280 calories, 16 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 800 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 11 g protein.


  1. Pierce potatoes with a fork; bake at 375° for 40-60 minutes until tender. Cool, peel and cube; set aside.
  2. In a large Dutch oven or soup kettle, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in flour and seasonings until blended. Gradually add broth, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add potatoes; return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Add milk and cheese; heat through. Stir in bacon. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Parmesan Potato Soup in Country Woman September/October 1996, p33

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Reviewed Jan. 24, 2015

"I loved this soup! My wife loved it more. I haven't made it yet this winter and she's been asking me to non-stop. I followed it pretty closely the first couple times I made it. The one change I do make now is I add just a touch of the bacon grease to the base. It doesn't take much but it really brings the bacon flavor out in the soup, and every man loves bacon!"

Reviewed Sep. 11, 2014

"This was a wonderful recipe. I was truly surprised because I didn't have enough milk. But it didn't matter. I had never made potato soup before, but this will be a regular recipe in my kitchen!"

Reviewed May. 25, 2012

"easy to follow directions with great flavor!"

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