Best Ever Potato Soup
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
Makes8 servings (2 quarts)
- 6 bacon strips, diced
- 3 cups cubed peeled potatoes
- 1 small carrot, grated
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3 cups 2% milk
- 8 ounces process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced, optional
- In a large saucepan, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally; drain drippings. Add vegetables, seasonings and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until potatoes are tender, 10-15 minutes.
- Mix flour and milk until smooth; stir into soup. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Stir in cheese until melted. If desired, serve with green onions.
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Nutrition Facts1 cup: 250 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 823mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein.
Dec 10, 2019
This soup is amazing and super easy! I suggest prepping/cutting everything first and then begin the cooking. I made it my own by using 2 stalks of fresh celery instead of celery seed, adding some butter at the end, using fresh sharp cheddar instead of velveeta, added fresh garlic, and added the onion to the cooking bacon about 5 minutes in, cooking for a while longer, then draining to really add a deep flavor. I also sprinkled with paprika at the end- amazing!
Nov 15, 2019
Wow! Just delicious! Used cheddar instead of Velveeta, added a dash or two of Worcestershire sauce and some garlic powder. Cooked the onion in the bacon grease. Next time, will add a can of cream of corn.
Oct 27, 2019
This is delicious and incredibly easy! Definitely adding this to the rotation. Followed the recipe exactly, except we didn't have any celery seed so I omitted that. Still turned out fab!
Sep 29, 2019
I made this the other night. It is so good. I highly recommend it. Even my husband loved it. I use half and half instead of milk, makes it more creamy. I just followed the recipe.
Sep 10, 2019
This is absolutely fabuloso, followed recipe as written yummm
Apr 27, 2019
I have made this soup three times and it is so tasty! Have gotten many compliments. The first two times I used half and half instead of milk. Delicious both ways. The bacon really adds flavor.
Mar 13, 2019
Omg simply amazing I used 2 cups heavy creamy little milk and....BAM---I kicked it up a notch!!!! Ty very good will tell every one
Mar 9, 2019
Easy to make and delicious! Definitely a keeper.
Mar 4, 2019
This is a very good Potato Soup Recipe, but not a Pennsylvania Dutch Recipe. (That's the reason for the average rating.) Pennsylvania Dutch cooking doesn't have many ingredients. Potatoes, milk or cream, celery, salt and pepper. For protein, sliced hard boiled eggs are the topper. Eggs and potatoes were abundant in the area
Feb 4, 2019
2 giant thumbs up! made this for super bowl Sunday and it was a huge hit! changed the recipe a bit to make more than the recipe made and it was awesome! definitely a redo recipe!! I used about 4.5 cups of potato cubes and made more cream sauce using 4 cups of milk and 4 tablespoons of flour. I am not a big soup person but this will show up on my table many more times!!