Homemade Potato Soup

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This homemade, creamy potato soup is an easy, one pot soup to make in a pinch for a quick meal.

Homemade Potato Soup in a Bread Bowl

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Ingredients

  • 4-5 large potatoes, peeled
  • 2 sticks butter (1 cup) – you can cut the butter in half and only use 1/2 cup
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 6 cups milk, I prefer either 2% or whole
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese + some for sprinkling on top
  • 12 slices of bacon, cooked + 2 tbs reserved bacon grease
  • 4 green onions, diced
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Bread bowl, optional
Homemade Potato Soup in a Bread Bowl

Instructions

  1. Peel potatoes
  2. Cook potatoes in the microwave according to your microwave potato settings (usually between 1-3 minutes per potato)
  3. Cut potatoes into 1″ cubes, set aside
  4. Cook bacon to your preferred crispiness and set aside, crumble once cooled
  5. Dice up four green onions, set aside
  6. In a large stock pot or dutch oven, melt butter over low-medium heat
  7. Add flour and whisk together with butter until smooth and bubbly. Cook mixture for 2-3 minutes
  8. Increase heat to medium and gradually whisk in 6c milk. Cook until slightly thickened, about 14 minutes ***continued whisking is so important here! Otherwise the milk will burn to the bottom of your pot and your entire batch of soup will taste smokey, yuck!…don’t ask how I know that! ??
  9. Add the potatoes and onions, stirring occasionally, until soup begins to bubble. Reduce heat, simmer gently for 10 minutes
  10. Stir in bacon, bacon grease reserves, and 1c sour cream
  11. Add in 2c grated cheddar cheese and stir well
  12. Use an emersion blender to blend everything up if you would like. I like to do a couple of pulses so I still have some chunks along with creamy potato!
  13. Dish and serve. Top with crumbled bacon, cheese and diced green onions. Serve in a bread bowl if you’d like!
Homemade Potato Soup in a Bread Bowl topped with cheese and bacon chunks

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Homemade Potato Soup in a Bread Bowl
Homemade Potato Soup in a Bread Bowl

Homemade Potato Soup

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Ingredients
  

  • 4-5 large potatoes, peeled
  • 2 sticks butter (you can use just 1 stick if you prefer)
  • 6 cups milk, I prefer either 2% or whole
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese + some for sprinkling on top
  • 12 slices bacon, cooked + 2 tbs reserved bacon grease
  • 4 green onions, diced
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • bread bowl, optional
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4 Comments

  1. Mercedes Medina says:

    You didn’t say how much flour or how much onion

    1. Thank you for catching my mistake!! Opps! 1/4 cup flour and 4 green onions, diced. I’ve updated the recipe! 🙂

  2. Joy Miller says:

    Can I cook the soup in a double boiler to keep it from sticking & burning??

    1. To be truthful, I’m not sure. It wouldn’t hurt to give it a try! You can also cook it in a coated dutch oven – this helps prevent sticking. Good luck!

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