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Potato Soup Recipe

Potato Soup Recipe

I decided to add some character to a basic potato chowder by adding roasted red peppers. The extra flavor gives a deliciously unique twist to an otherwise ordinary soup.—Mary Shivers, Ada, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5-1/2 hours YIELD:12 servings


  • 3 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (8 cups)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) roasted sweet red peppers, drained and chopped
  • 1 small celery rib, chopped
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 8 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro


  • 1. Place first nine ingredients in a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low until potatoes are tender, 5-6 hours.
  • 2. Mix flour and 1/2 cup cream until smooth; stir into soup. Stir in 3/4 cup cheese, bacon, cilantro and remaining cream. Cook, covered, on low until slightly thickened, about 30 minutes. Serve with remaining cheese. Yield: 12 servings (3 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 289 calories, 19g fat (11g saturated fat), 59mg cholesterol, 848mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.

Reviews for Potato Soup

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krucook User ID: 517980 261092
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2017

"Delicious. Family loved it and I can't wait to make again. Thanks for sharing a great recipe with us. I agree, I think the cilantro adds so much to this recipe."

Sophiesmom01 User ID: 8680880 240687
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2015

"I followed directions, this soup was not good and I'm being cordial. Pulled the leftover soup out of the fridge to heat up later and it had set up like jello due to all the flour used as the thickening agent. That is gross since this is supposed to be soup? Also agree, very bland could taste no seasoning including the cilantro. The onion flavor was overwhelming. Unhealthy soup, that's my last attempt at potato soup!"

Kriparr User ID: 7130132 220505
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2015

"Creamy and hearty. The whole family loved it."

brianj58 User ID: 7870838 184508
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2014

"I know this one is going to be AWESOME, simply love potato soup!!!"

Jawrcp User ID: 8031604 167451
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2014

"I made this soup today for my family and they loved it! The only difference was I used fat free half and half instead of heavy cream, since that is what I had on hand and to cut down on the calories, cubed ham instead of the bacon and carrots to replace the peppers. I didn't add any extra spices and it wasn't bland as others have stated. It is so hearty and flavorful, the cilantro is a must! Thanks for the recipe, will definitely make this again!"

LudlowFalls User ID: 7179190 115087
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2014

"~My entire family LOVED this soup! Other than switching out the peppers for a carrot (personal taste), I completely followed the recipe and we couldn't be happier! It is flavorful and rich, and really hits the spot. I will use the bread bowls next time and then this wonderful soup will be better than Panera bread's!! Yes, it IS that good. It's a keeper!"

mimirita User ID: 6302531 165872
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2014

"Rather bland, and I knew from years of experience that the sage & garlic would not even be noticed, so I doubled the amounts called for. Still turned out to be a very bland soup. Husband agreed. Would not make again."

Grillinguy User ID: 4171329 125729
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2014

"A great soup on its own. I make my own richly flavored broth for the recipe using two large smoked turkey legs. Add legs to pot, cover with water, add 2 celery ribs (chunked), 1 large onion (chopped), 2 bay leaves, 1 tbs. peppercorns, cover and simmer until meat falls away from bone. Reserve meat and discard bones. Strain and defat broth. Use reserved meat in place of bacon. I also used leeks in place of the onion for the finished soup. Otherwise all other ingredients are the same."

ruxoos User ID: 1380836 182556
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2013

"A winner! We replaced the whipping cream with milk (it was all we had) and added crushed red pepper flakes. It turned out great."

moyer1995 User ID: 4142334 144856
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2012

"I made this for the first time last night and it was AMAZING!!!! This soup is going to be a regular meal in our house. My son recently got his first deer, so I added some ground venison to the soup and it just made it that much better. The roasted red peppers and cilantro are a must! They add soooooo much flavor! An excellent soup!!!!"

tonibrenning06 User ID: 6674921 186279
Reviewed May. 29, 2012

"I make this recipe A LOT. I have made a couple of changes to it though... I add a can of corn (undrained) in place of the roasted sweet red peppers. I also use those baby red potatoes and I leave the skins on. It's AMAZING. Most of the time when I make this soup I have used bacon, but it is also really good with cubed ham. Seriously though, do NOT forget the cilantro. It adds so much flavor to the soup. It's probably the best potato soup I've ever eaten, and my husband agrees. Thick, creamy, and very hearty!"

howdy-hoe-there User ID: 6266286 182554
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2012

"I agree with maupinsgirl. This is the best potatoe soup I have ever tasted. After reading all the wonderful comments on this recipe, I decided to make a double batch. I'm so glad I did. My two grown girls and I like to freeze meals for lunches and we also like to exchange our cooking. Of course they wanted the recipe. Who wouldn't? Thanks TOH for sharing this recipe."

gingerriss User ID: 4959883 184048
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2012

"It was really good. Maybe just a tad to thick but everyone ate it right up. I used bacon bit cause its the only thing I had on hand. Next time I will use real bacon"

ilka896 User ID: 6549264 167449
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2012

"Delicious! I added some of my own spices because I didn't have all the ones in the recipe on hand so I just made my own combination that I like and it came out so good."

maryfrances1 User ID: 5043910 184505
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2012

"this soup is very good...i would recommend for everyone to make it...very easy and delicious"

ekatiakarpova User ID: 6312133 116732
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2012

"It was tasty but little bit boring and I was still hungry after this soup that I had to make a meat sandwich. I would not like to make it again because too long to make it and it doesn't make me full."

craftymommajess User ID: 5744610 182552
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2012

"Delicious recipe! I added more of the cream to the flour to get it smooth before I added it and my potatoes took longer to cook. I will definitely make again."

pam steele User ID: 5736095 167448
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2011

"Love this soup. Making it for the 3rd time today. did not change a thing."

montana20 User ID: 4997776 115086
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

"I have left out the bacon and used cubed cooked chicken, fat free milk, fresh cut peppers. Very good soup."

maupinsgirl User ID: 4695741 182551
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

"I thought this was a very very very good potato soup. SUCH a comforting food. I live in Washington, so comfort foods are very huge in my family during the 360 days of the year that it rains. Okay it doesn't rain that much, but bottom line, this soup delivers an awesome flavor in which I've been searching for in a soup for a long time. :)"

sbeauregard User ID: 4534018 100833
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2011

"a bit bland, don't forget to sprinkle with cheese in your bowl or you'll miss the parmesan flavor"

Rhea10 User ID: 6081207 100832
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2011

"By far the best potato soup I have ever had. I skipped the onions and red peppers because I am pregnant and those things don't agree with me right now--but I can't wait to throw them into the pot after the baby is born in May! Great meal. Will be making again, soon."

phngirl56 User ID: 1134329 100574
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"I started this in the crock pot but after cooking on high for 6 hours the potatoes were still not done. So I transfered it to a pot and finished it on the stove. It turned out delicious! My whole family enjoyed it!"

cmcb54 User ID: 6259108 167446
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2011

"I just took this soup off the burner to serve. It is absolutely delicious!! I added a can of corn instead of using the Roasted Red Peppers and I left the skin on the potatoes for an extra dose of nutrients (and because I love the skins!) The bacon, parmesan cheese and the fresh cilantro really made the soup! It's a cold and rainy day here in New York City and I couldn't think of a better thing to have for dinner!"

hahymen User ID: 3888769 165871
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2011

"This soup was amazing! I did not add cream but instead used fat-free milk mixed with cornstarch and flour. It was a great comfort soup for the winter season!!!"

namayna User ID: 3439187 116730
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2011

"This was sooo good!! I also did not make it in a slow cooker, just boiled the potatoes and the other 9 ingredients until potatoes were tender, and I also used evaporated milk. Everyone liked it! Will definently make again."

janey1181 User ID: 5417872 106435
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2011

"This is the best Potato soup EVER! My family requests it all the time now, it's made it to the top of our favorite dinners list. I stick pretty close to the tasty original recipe, and HIGHLY RECOMMEND adding a can of corn along with the first 9 ingredients for more taste & texture. We also love to substitute polish sausage (cut bite size, browned in frypan for extra yum) for the bacon to change it up once in awhile cause we make it so often! And its just as amazing warmed up the next day for lunch! I'm a busy mom to a toddler so I found prep much easier if I chop up all the tators, onion, red pepper, & celery the night before, so all I have to do the next day is combine everything & cook. Let me just say its the most comforting thing on a chilly winter day to walk into my kitchen as snow falls outside my windows and smell this soup simmering in the slow cooker all afternoon."

pearlrvr User ID: 1256058 167445
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2011

"Delicious! I used evaporated milk and diced deli ham instead of the cream and bacon and the taste was still rich and smoky. I didn't have any celery, so I added a couple pinches of celery salt, and I sauteed a diced red bell pepper instead of using roasted red pepper. I cooked this on the stovetop instead of the crockpot and had it on the table in about 25 minutes. This was a little peppery for my kids, so I threw in some cheddar cheese and medium shell pasta I had in the fridge. They loved it! I did think it needed more potato, so I may throw in a couple more next time."

readervik User ID: 1168295 184047
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010

"We are not big soup fans here, but I had potatoes that needed to be cooked. Saw this and decided to give it a try. It was perfect. It's a keeper."

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