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