Bacon and Potato Soup

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This contest winning recipe comes from Quick Cooking Magazine. From start to finish you can have a savory meal on the table in about 30 minutes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, cook bacon until crisp; drain.
  2. Add potatoes, broth, carrot, onion, parsley, celery seed, salt and pepper.
  3. Cover and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.
  4. Combine flour and milk until smooth; add to soup.
  5. Bring to a boil; boil and stir for 2 minutes.
  6. Add cheese; stir until cheese is melted and the soup is heated through.
  7. Garnish with green onions if desired.


Most Helpful

This soup was amazing! I went online looking for a potato and bacon-style soup, but was finding ones that focused more on the "cheesy" part. I'm so glad out of all the choices, I picked this one! I doubled it and had some concern when simmering (pre-milk add) that it might have too much of a bite (pepper or celery seed), but the milk and cheese smoothed it out nicely and it was excellent!!! I stirred in the cooked bacon at the very end, as well some for garnish with the green onions. I also took someone else's advise here and used pre-shredded carrots (in a bag). I just put them in my hand-chopper to make them smaller. Saved time there. The whole family loved this soup -- we will definitely make gain.

NoThyme January 24, 2012

I made this today. Perfect for a cold and rainy fall day. I omitted the celery seed b/c I had none, everything else true to recipe but doubled so I would have leftovers. Tasty and appetizing to look at. I did not garnish. My picky kids even ate it. THANKS :)

deanawo October 23, 2008

Great potato soup. It was thick, creamy and filling.... and I even used 1% milk. I used cornstarch in place of flour, just because it dissolves better. The green onion garnish really tops this soup off nicely. Thanx for posting this; I'll make it again.

*Parsley* January 27, 2008

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