Monday, January 31, 2011

Baked Potato Soup


Prep time: 10 min.  Cook Time: 20 min. 
Ready in: 30 minutes.  Serves 4


3 bacon strips, crumbled                              
1 small onion, chopped                                
1 clove garlic, minced                                    
3 TBS all-purpose flour                                  
1 tsp salt                                                             
1 tsp dried basil                                                
½ tsp pepper
3 cups chicken broth
2 large baked potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 cup half-and-half cream
½ tsp hot pepper sauce, optional
Shredded cheddar cheese
Minced fresh parsley for garnish, optional

1)       In a large saucepan, cook bacon until crisp.  Drain, reserving 1 TBS drippings.  Set bacon aside.
2)      Sauté onion and garlic in the drippings until tender.
3)      Stir in flour, salt, basil and pepper; mix well.
4)      Gradually add broth.  Bring to boil; boil and stir for 2 minutes.
5)      Add the potatoes, cream and hot pepper sauce; heat through but do not boil.
6)      Garnish with bacon, cheese, and parsley.

For a family of 5, I double the recipe using 7-8 medium potatoes.  I buy and use the “Ready Bacon,” so all I have to do is cook it in the microwave until crisp.  I then crumble it into a bowl.  I sauté the onion and garlic in vegetable oil instead of bacon fat drippings.  (Makes it a little healthier!)  Good served with thick slices of homemade honey wheat bread.


This post is linked to:
Delectable Tuesday
Tasty Tuesday
Tuesday Night Supper Club
Dr. Laura's Tasty Tuesday
Slightly Indulgent Tuesday
Tasty Tuesday
Full Plate Thursday
Seasonal Sunday


  1. I have got to make this soup. I keep meaning to make it and keep forgetting. Your post is a great reminder so thanks for sharing!
    I am stopping by from Tasty Tuesday.

  2. yum! following you on blog hop. would love a follow back. have a great day. laura

  3. I love homemade soup and this one looks really good. I don't think anything tastes bad that has bacon in it! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  4. A former pastor made the most delicious baked potato Soup - but I never got the recipe. thanks so much for sharing yours - I can't wait to try it!

  5. That sounds like a great soup!

  6. Yum! That looks a lot better than the potato soup in a can we bought this morning at the grocery store :)

    I'm not much of a canned soup person but with our area under an ice and blizzard warning, we bought some cans just in case power goes out and we have to heat it up with our sterno and fondue pot. Once the weather is better, we will have to make a better, homemade version!

  7. That looks so good!

    Traci @ Ordinary Inspirations

  8. Thank you for sharing elderly woman I look after just asked if I knew how to make potato I can surprise her..thank you.
    Visiting and following from I Love My Online Friends!

  9. I love potato soup and this one looks really good!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe.:)

  10. This is one of my favorites! Yum!

  11. Stopping by from Tasty Tuesday. Your photo is gorgeous. I love potato soup... bookmarking this one to try!

  12. I love learning new soup recipes. I try to make a soup every two weeks. Such an easy way to eat lunch or as a snack when its all ready, you know?

    Also, I'm from Tanya's class but looks like I was already a follower :). Happy to re-meet ya!

  13. Thank you for sharing a great recipe. I have it bookmarked. I am a new follower over from Seeds Of Faith Women.


  14. Hi all, I made this about two weeks ago and guess what.... I'm making it again tonight! Hope you all enjoy it!

  15. Hi, I followed you on google from I hope you follow me back. Thanks : )

  16. Today is the perfect soup day in Pennsylvania! I love potato soup! I'll be trying your recipe soon!

    stopping by from Full Plate Thursday!

  17. Yummm! Wanted to invite you to share this recipe at a weekly event I host titled Seasonal Sundays- that of course features Recipes containing Seasonal Ingredients! This recipe fits the theme perfectly :)

  18. Hi Ellen,
    I will please have a bowl of this wonderful Baked Potato Soup. Thank you so much for bringing it to Full Plate Thursday. You have a great week end and please come back!

  19. i sure could use a bowl of that soup right now! i was just looking through some of my old recipes and i have a twice baked potato soup recipe...but yours is packing a lot less fat and calories! thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club!

  20. Stopping by from Full Plate Thursday to say hello! This looks great, would sure be nice for dinner right about now!

  21. Great recipe and a good reason to throw a few extra potatoes in the oven and have a tasty easy dinner the next day.


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