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Golden Potato Soup

“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
    4-1/2 cups


  • 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 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 249 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 804mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein.

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  • pajamaangel
    Feb 19, 2019

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  • homemadewithlove
    Jun 21, 2015

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

  • eabarriault
    Mar 2, 2013

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  • cookinfool13
    Dec 9, 2012

    This is a recipe that everyone will love!

  • Panic3
    Oct 31, 2012

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  • momof4!
    Apr 9, 2012

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

  • momof4!
    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
    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
    Feb 25, 2011

    great flavoring

  • pearlrvr
    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.