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Parmesan Potato Soup

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


  • 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


  • Pierce potatoes with a fork; bake at 375° for 40-60 minutes until tender. Cool, peel and cube; set aside.
  • 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.
  • Add milk and cheese; heat through. Stir in bacon.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 280 calories, 16g fat (9g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 800mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein.

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  • Maggie123123
    Nov 9, 2016

    We love this soup. Once the autumn chill arrives, soups become a favorite dinner item and this one never fails to satusify. Always made exact to recipe and even better the next day.

  • JGMiller77
    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!

  • tarvifan99
    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!

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  • orangegirl
    May 25, 2012

    easy to follow directions with great flavor!

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