Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is perfect on a rainy day or a fall evening. This is a typical French cream soup. The bacon adds a smoky flavor. If it is too thick for you, correct with additional cream or broth. This is courtesy of Patisserie Frederic.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook bacon in a large stockpot over medium heat until crispy.
  2. Add onion and cook 4-5 minutes, until tender.
  3. Add salt and pepper, thyme sprig, rosemary sprigs, and bay leaf.
  4. Add potatoes and garlic, and mix well with bacon and onions.
  5. Add stock or water and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
  7. Add cream and mustard; stir to blend.
  8. Remove bayleaf and purée about 1/2 of the soup in a blender.
  9. Mix blended soup with the rest of the soup.
  10. Adjust seasonings.
  11. To serve, ladle soup into bowls and top with chopped scallions.


Most Helpful

Sooo good!! We really enjoyed this soup. The bacon gives a lot of flavor. We liked the addition of the spicy mustard. I wondered if that might be too many potatoes, but after you puree half the soup you have just the right amount of potato pieces in there. This was very easy to make. We will have this often this winter!! Thanks, Miss Annie for another keeper!

MizzNezz September 29, 2002

This was pretty good. I think next time I'd use stock and not water, it may give it a little more flavor.

MaddieLC June 06, 2009

VERY, very good! I didn't want to spend the $ on fresh rosemary, so I put 1 tsp into a bag I made from a small piece of cheesecloth. I also put the bay leaf in. When the potatoes were done cooking, I removed the bag. I also used a stick blender to puree half the soup while still in the pot.

johnste November 12, 2008

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