Creamy Potato Soup

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated March 2, 2016)

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If you are looking for an easy to make soup that will just warm you up on the colder days of the year, or any other time that you are feeling a little down, you can't go wrong with this creamy potato soup recipe. Best of all, this creamy potato soup recipe is exceptionally easy to follow and make. This means that you should have your soup ready in just about 30 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 14 slices bacon
  • 7 cups cubed potatoes
  • 4-1/8 cups milk
  • 3-1/2 cans condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups chopped union
  • 2 teaspoons dried dill weed
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Recipe:

  1. Cook bacon. In either a large sauce pan or a large pot, cook the bacon until just prior to it reaching your desired consistency. Remove the strips of bacon from the pot or pan, and set them aside on a paper towel lined plate to drain and finish cooking. Drain all but around four tablespoons of the bacon fat from the pan.
  2. Brown onions. Reduce the heat to the pan to medium, and then add the onions. Stir the onions in the bacon fat until they have completely browned.
  3. Cook the potatoes. Add the potatoes you have cubed to the onion mixture, and then remove the pan from heat. Carefully add enough hot water to cover the potatoes, and then replace the pot on the stove. Bring the water to just about boiling, or a gentle simmer, and then cover the pot or pan with a lid. Allow the potatoes to cook for about 15 or 20 minutes, or until they are tender enough to cut with a fork.
  4. Mix soup and milk. While the potatoes and onions are simmering in the water, begin mixing together the condensed cream of chicken soup and the milk. Continue to stir the milk and soup together until it is evenly blended.
  5. Combine everything. After the potatoes have finished cooking, slowly pour the soup and milk mixture in, and stir everything together. At this time you will also want to add the dried dill weed, as well as the salt and pepper.
  6. Heat and serve. Continue to slowly stir the soup until it has finished warming up. Be very careful that you do not scorch the soup mix, or let it boil. At this time you can either add the bacon (as the soup is heating up) or add it right before you serve it as a garnish. The choice is yours. Either way, enjoy!

This recipe for a quick and creamy potato soup has been designed so that it will serve about 10 people. In addition to the recipe being fairly easy to follow and modify, it is also very easy to personalize to your specific tastes. For example, right before you serve the soup you can also garnish it with a bit of finely shredded cheddar cheese. Keep in mind that, as a soup, this dish is best served while warm or hot.

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Lee Wyatt

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What is 4 + 2?

2016-03-02 11:32:07

Cheri

Two Questions:

1. Do you pour the soup and milk mixture into the pot with potatoes AND the water?

2. Do you chop up the bacon into bits or leave the bacon in strips?

Thank you.


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