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Swiss Potato Soup Recipe
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Swiss Potato Soup Recipe

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This no-fuss spud recipe that bowls over my family. This recipe can be made in the microwave or slow cooker in the morning. —Krista Musser, Orrville, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 5 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 455 calories, 17 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 1218 mg sodium, 57 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 21 g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, cook bacon until crisp; remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings.
  2. Saute onion in drippings until tender. Add water, potatoes, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 12 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  3. Combine flour and milk until smooth; gradually stir in potato mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Remove from the heat; stir in cheese until melted. Sprinkle with bacon. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Swiss Potato Soup in Country Woman September/October 2003, p39

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Reviewed Sep. 16, 2012

"this is one of the best soups i have every had."

Reviewed Jan. 31, 2012

"very good"

Reviewed Nov. 20, 2010

"Loved it!"

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