Creamy Herbed Bacon and Potato Soup

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by ms.susan

This summer my partner, Andy, had a wonderful soup at the Lion's Bay Inn in Georgian Bay. This is a very close re-creation! YUMMY YUMMY in my tummy!

Top Review by mcme1999

This was exactly what I was looking for when I had a craving for bacon and potato soup! It was easy to make and very satisfying. Loved the nutmeg! I did make a few changes though: I used garlic salt instead of plain salt, added white pepper along with the black pepper, and then I used whipping cream instead of just cream so it was very creamy. I have had this recipe for only a couple weeks and I have already made it three times! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. It is the best! It will be a favorite of ours for years to come!

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 sprigs, rosemary sprigs, nutmeg, marjoram, salt, pepper and bay leaf.
  4. Add potatoes and garlic, and mix well with bacon and onions.
  5. Add stock and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
  7. Add cream; remove bay leaf and puree with hand blender or in food processor.
  8. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  9. To serve, ladle soup into bowls and top with chopped scallions or cheddar cheese if desired.

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