Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 1 hr 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

After a couple tries, my husband finally says this is the soup! I think it is the garlic that won him over.:) This soup can be seasoned to your taste with any number of spices!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot, melt butter and add flour.
  2. Cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Whisk in milk, stirring constantly, bring mixture to a boil to thicken.
  4. Add potatoes, garlic, onions.
  5. Simmer for 10 minutes Add in cheese, sour cream, salt, pepper, old bay, and bacon.
  6. Heat til cheese is melted and serve!
  7. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

I am not going to rate the actual recipe due to some adjustments I had to make. I had already cup up raw potatoes when I found this recipe in my recipe folder and decided to make it. First I sauted regular onions in butter then I followed the first 3 steps as written, added the pototes and turned the heat down to simmer and get the potatoes done. When the potatoes were done I continued with the other steps omitting the bacon (was out). I did not have 2 cups of sharp cheddar so I used what I had then made up the rest with regular cheddar. I liked how the recipe thickend up but was a little disappointed in the flavor. I am sure when I make this again (and I will, soon), baking the potatoes FIRST then I will really enjoy this recipe. That is why I am not rating it, just letting people know that if they make it without the baked potatoes I think they will disappointed also.

Tmisen2980 November 08, 2007

This soup was really easy to make, and the taste was good! I used turkey bacon, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. I think next time I will put in another cup of milk, as it was VERY thick, and add more salt and pepper - I was a little conservative with the ol' S & P!

howmanybites? November 02, 2004

Delicious soup, both quick and easy to make.

Minxkat1 October 31, 2004

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