Creamy Potato Bacon Soup

It is finally FALL…which means soups!! And one of the first soups I think of is Creamy Potato Bacon Soup. I’m so excited to be pulling out the soup recipes (even though here in AZ our temps are still in the 90’s…I won’t even go into that though!) Growing up in Idaho made me grow to LOVE potatoes. I didn’t always like potatoes but now I will eat a potato in any form. This soup is one of my favorites! It is super creamy and is as flavorful as a loaded baked potato.
It is finally FALL…which means soups!! And one of the first soups I think of is Creamy Potato Bacon Soup. I’m so excited to be pulling out the soup recipes (even though here in AZ our temps are still in the 90’s…I won’t even go into that though!) Growing up in Idaho made me grow to LOVE potatoes. I didn’t always like potatoes but now I will eat a potato in any form. This soup is one of my favorites! It is super creamy and is as flavorful as a loaded baked potato.

Ingredients
  • 1 lb bacon. chopped and cooked
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 lbs potatoes, peeled and cut into small pieces (about ¼ inch pieces)
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • ½ cup half and half (can use heavy cream)
  • green onions
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
  1. Boil potatoes in a large pot until fork tender
  2. While potatoes are boiling, saute onion for about 8 minutes. Add garlic and continue to saute for a couple more minutes
  3. Add flour and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Slowly add in 1 cup chicken broth while scraping side of pan.
  5. Add in remaining chicken broth and simmer.
  6. Add cheese into soup until melted.
  7. Once potatoes are done,drain and rough mash with potato masher.
  8. Add potatoes to cheese and soup mixture.