Warm-Up From The Inside Out With This Potato Soup Recipe

Overhead view of potato soup place setting with bread

This potato soup recipe is just what you need on a chilly day! It is super simple and only uses one pot, so the clean up is minimal. It takes about 30 minutes to prepare and will serve six. Take comfort food to a whole new level when you make this creamy, cheesy potato soup!

What You Need

  • 6 Strips of Bacon
  • 1 Medium-sized Yellow Onion
  • 3 Large Garlic Cloves
  • All-purpose Flour- 1/3 Cup
  • Butter- 3 Tablespoons
  • Gold Potatoes- 2 1/2 Pounds
  • Chicken Broth- 4 Cups
  • Milk- 2 Cups
  • Heavy Cream- 2/3 Cups
  • Salt- 1 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Ground Pepper- 1 Teaspoon
  • Ancho Chili Powder- 1/4- 1/2 Teaspoons
  • Sour Cream- 2/3 Cups
  • Shredded Cheese, Chives, additional Sour Cream, and Bacon for topping

What You Do

  1. Put the bacon into a large Dutch oven or soup pot over medium heat. Cook until crisp and browned.
  2. Remove bacon pieces and set aside. Leave the fat inside the pot.
  3. Add butter and chopped onion and cook over medium heat until the onions are tender. This should take 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add garlic and cook until fragrant. This should take about 30 seconds.
  5.  Sprinkle in flour over the ingredients inside the pot and stir until the mixture is smooth. Use a whisk if needed.
  6. Add diced potatoes along with chicken broth, milk, heavy cream, salt, pepper, and ancho chili powder. Stir together.
  7. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook until the potatoes are tender. This should take about 10 minutes.
  8. Reduce to a simmer. Pour about half of the soup into a blender to puree it. Once that is finished, add it back with the rest of the soup and stir together.
  9. Add sour cream and bacon to the soup. Allow this to simmer for 15 minutes before you serve.
  10. Top it off with sour cream, bacon, chives, and shredded cheese of your choosing!

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Tips For The BEST Potato Soup

  • Cut your potatoes into pieces no bigger than 3/4 inch. Try to keep them all the same size so they cook evenly in the same amount of time.
  • Pour half of your soup into a blender to puree it. After, add it back in with the rest of your soup for an extra smooth texture.
  • Add your bacon AFTER you puree some of the soup. Blended bacon is not recommended!

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