Quite Possibly the Best Potato Soup

This potato soup is so, so good! It’s actually a recipe my Mom gave to me at my bridal shower that is supposedly used for the potato soup made at Disneyland! I believe it, because it’s simply delicious! Do you remember my picky stepdaughter? She gobbles this soup up and asks for seconds! A handful of steps, but overall an easy meal to make that’s even practical for a weeknight!

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I start by gathering my ingredients and chopping up the vegetables before anything starts cooking. As the bacon cooks, I peel and slice the potatoes and begin measuring out the next couple ingredients. Cooking is just easier when you plan it out and attempt to stay organized! The other thing I like about soup is being able to clean up and do some dishes while it simmers.

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Another thing I love is my Ninja food processor. If you don’t have one of these and are in the market for a new blender, I highly recommend it! I am never disappointed with the work it does!

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Check out the recipe below for making the finished product photographed above. This recipe is perfect for the Winter, a very comforting food on a cold day! A couple ideas for what to serve along with the soup….BLT sandwiches or salads.

Potato Soup (makes 6-8 servings)

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Bacon, roughly chopped (I actually use about half of this)
  • 1 medium Yellow Onion, diced
  • 1 large Carrot, peeled and diced
  • 3/4 cup diced Celery
  • 4 large Russet Potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2-4 medium Red Potatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup Flour
  • 2 cups Chicken Broth
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 2 cups Half & Half

Instructions:

  1. In a 6 – 8 quart stockpot over medium heat, fry bacon until crisp. Remove bacon and drain on paper towels
  2. In bacon grease, cook onions, carrots and celery until onions are translucent
  3. Add Potatoes and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally
  4. Whisk in flour and stir constantly over low heat until the flour is cooked and the mixture thickens slightly, about 5 – 7 minutes
  5. Add chicken broth and half of the bacon (chopped into small pieces)
  6. Season with salt and pepper and simmer over medium to high heat for 25 minutes or until potatoes are soft
  7. Add milk and half & half and simmer for an additional 5 minutes
  8. Season to taste and garnish with toppings (remaining bacon and your choice of additional toppings like cheese and sour cream)

Get cozy and enjoy!

As always, thanks for reading!

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