Best Potato Soup

Best Potato Soup

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Friends that I've served this soup to say it's the best potato soup they have ever had!

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Serving Size / Yield

4-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 med. or lg. russet baking potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 C. celery, diced
  • 1/2 C. carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 C. scallions, diced
  • 4 C. chicken broth
  • 1 pint half and half cream
  • 6 slices bacon, fried crisp {save drippings}
  • 1 8-oz. bag shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 Tbs. butter
  • 2 Tbs. garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 Tbs. cornstarch
  • 1/2 C. whole milk

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Directions

Place peeled and diced potatoes in medium sauce pot and cover with chicken broth. Bring to boil. In a fry pan, fry bacon. Set aside to cool. Saute celery, carrots and scallions in same pan with bacon drippings for about 5 minutes, then add to potatoes with garlic, salt and pepper. Lower heat to simmer about 15 minutes. Stir cornstarch into 1/2 cup milk until completely dissolved. Add cream to the milk mixture and pour into potatoes and stir until slightly thickened. Add butter and stir until melted. Serve with broken bacon pieces and shredded cheese. 

Reviews (6)

  • This looks like the recipe I have been searching for! Thank you.

    Flag as inappropriate annieb76  |  September 21, 2012

  • This looks like the recipe I have been searching for! Thank you.

    Flag as inappropriate annieb76  |  September 21, 2012

  • Unless the recipe has been corrected it says to cook the potatoes in chicken broth...then it says add cream (half and half) to milk and add to potatoes.

    Flag as inappropriate hospicern  |  March 1, 2012

  • Too many things left out of this recipe. When do you add the half & half and the scallions (or are they also a garnish??), what do you do with the chicken broth (if I'm thinking correctly, you add it in with the potatoes???) I'll give it a try and let everyone know.

    Flag as inappropriate kathygy  |  January 28, 2012

  • BusterTheCat, I would probably add it when you add the milk. Good luck!

    Flag as inappropriate ksteed  |  September 24, 2010

  • What do you do with the half and half? No mention in directions...guess you just add it???

    Flag as inappropriate BusterTheCat  |  September 19, 2010

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