Creamy Potato Soup

The ultimate in comfort foods. Thick, rich, creamy potato soup that’s ready in less than an hour, any night you want it. YES. Sure to warm your heart from the inside on even the coldest winter night.
The ultimate in comfort foods. Thick, rich, creamy potato soup that's ready in less than an hour, any night you want it. YES. Sure to warm your heart from the inside on even the coldest winter night.

Do you like to eat potatoes? And how many ways do you know to prepare it?

Let’s go back a bit in history.
Potatoes are foods many generations have grown up on. Van Gogh painted his first masterpiece “The Potato Eaters” in 1885. In this painting, he presented the family of peasants, sitting down and eating their hard-earned meal after a long day out somewhere in the field. The picture is symbolic and the painter here glorifies work and food that man honestly earned. Their faces and their hands were the color of beautiful, dusty potatoes.
Potatoes! There are at least a million ways to spin ’em, so believe it when I say that narrowing all of our beloved potato recipes down to 25 was a challenge.

The ultimate in comfort foods. Thick, rich, creamy potato soup that's ready in less than an hour, any night you want it. YES. Sure to warm your heart from the inside on even the coldest winter night.

I love soup and lately I prefer them. When the time comes to eat comfort food, it feels good to make potato soup, but not just any potato soup. A Creamy Potato soup. For those who like bacon and cheese!  And luckily my darling thinks the same so he doesn’t complain.
The taste is phenomenal, potato gives the necessary density, and I would say that the secret ingredient, which raises the taste and quality, is the bacon – “to smell good” and gain the “intensity”.

Creamy Potato Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 6-8

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon (about 6 oz.), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons bacon grease or butter
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk, warmed
  • 1.5 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat a soup pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add bacon pieces to a soup pot over medium heat and cook bacon until crisp and fat is rendered.
  3. Remove the bacon from the pot and set it aside.
  4. Pour off most of the grease, but do not clean the pot (3 tablespoons of bacon grease, should remain, otherwise use 3 tablespoons of butter ).
  5. Add onion and thyme and sauté until onion is soft, about 7 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle the flour on top of the onion, and stir until combined.
  7. Saute for an additional minute to cook the flour, stirring occasionally.
  8. Stir in the chicken broth until combined.
  9. Add potatoes, milk and cooked bacon bits, bring to a boil.
  10. Reduce heat to low; simmer until potatoes are tender, 12 to 15 minutes.
  11. Stirring occasionally every few minutes so that the bottom does not burn.
  12. When the potatoes are soft, stir in the cheddar cheese and sour cream.
  13. Season with salt and pepper.
  14. Serve warm, garnished with desired toppings(crisp bacon pieces,cheddar cheese or green onion).
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The ultimate in comfort foods. Thick, rich, creamy potato soup that's ready in less than an hour, any night you want it. YES. Sure to warm your heart from the inside on even the coldest winter night.
The ultimate in comfort foods. Thick, rich, creamy potato soup that's ready in less than an hour, any night you want it. YES. Sure to warm your heart from the inside on even the coldest winter night.

The ultimate in comfort foods. Thick, rich, creamy potato soup that's ready in less than an hour, any night you want it. YES. Sure to warm your heart from the inside on even the coldest winter night.

But you will agree that the most beautiful potatoes are those which our grandmothers prepared, right?

About Sarah Kozowski

Hi! Welcome to my blog! I’m Sarah– I do part-time job at a kindergarten and in my free time i love to cook, take photos and go jogging. I'm recipe developer, photographer, writer, and taste tester behind this blog. I develop my recipes and photos through good old fashioned trial and error, some days I have more success than others, as you can judge by the photos here. Grab a cup of coffee (or beverage of your choice) and stay with me awhile, poke through recipes, pick your favourite and reach out to me if you have any questions!

14 thoughts on “Creamy Potato Soup

  1. First time making a homemade creamy soup …..and hands down THIS IS AMAZING. Everybody wants seconds and its so filling! Definitely putting this one in the cookbook. I LOVE THIS!

  2. Hi,
    This soup is truly amazing!
    I just replaced the cheddar with half mozarella half emmental (that’s French) because they didn’t have any cheddar :) I also added just a dash of cayenne pepper just to strenghten the warmness.
    Thank you so much, keep up the good recipes!
    Rogier

  3. I’ve made this soup twice now and I’m doing a third go with it tonight! It’s so decadent and luxurious… It’s a huge hit with everyone every time I make it! Thanks for sharing this recipe!!

  4. I just made this for the first time and it’s a delicious rich soup. It’s disappearing quickly. Followed the recipe exactly, usually I deviate but I wouldn’t change a thin!

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