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Creamy Potato Soup

Those first few days of cool weather around here, and guess what happens in the kitchen? Yes, you guessed it!

Time for a big pot of potato soup! I’ve made a few different varieties of potato soup before, but this one

turned out to be a favorite! The perfect amount of creamy goodness, with tons of flavor!

Ingredients for Potato Soup
  • 6 slices Bacon
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 White or yellow onion
  • 5-6 medium Yukon gold potatoes
  • 2 cups Chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup All-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Sea salt and 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese, sharp
  • 1/4 cup sour cream, plain
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 3 tablespoons (reserved) bacon grease or butter

First, slice the bacon and fry it until crispy…place on a paper towel to add to the soup later.

Use the bacon grease in a stockpot to saute’ the chopped onions and garlic until soft.

Add the flour and stir to create a roux…this serves to thicken the soup.

Stir in the chicken stock, milk and potatoes. Add the seasonings. You can even add a small dash of cajun seasoning for a little KICK…just how we like it down here in Louisiana 🙂

Toss in the sour cream and some of the bacon pieces. Stir frequently to keep from sticking.

Allow the soup to simmer until the potatoes are soft.

I let our soup simmer for about 2 hours before serving…but it should only take about 40 minutes.

And now it’s time to add all. the. toppings.

One of my favorite toppings for hot soup is homemade croutons! I simply cut french bread into chunks and place them on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and sea salt. Broil on low until crispy.

Serve the potato soup in individual bowls and add a little (or a lot) of bacon, cheese, sour cream, and croutons.

This makes a perfect weeknight meal, without spending all day in the kitchen. ANNND, you can make double to save for leftovers 😉

I found the recipe HERE from a picture on Pinterest and made my own tweaks and additions.

So, tell me, does your family love soups in the Fall?

If you decide to make this recipe, please send me a picture and tag me on Instagram HERE.

And, you can also watch the recipe video highlight on my Instagram stories HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today!

Happy Fall, y’all!!

Becky C

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