Potato Soup

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by lisar

This is a fabulous potato soup recipe. I have been making this for years. It is an recipe from a restaurant called The Machine Shed. I am always asked to make it by my family as well as for big gatherings. We also have it on Halloween every year before the kids go Trick-O-Treating. Our local store makes individual bread bowls that are orange and look like pumpkins. They love the soup in these festive bread bowls. It is a bit of a time consuming recipe to make, but well worth it once in awhile.

Top Review by Two Socks

The flavor and texture of this soup was great. I used a white onion and used 8 chicken bouillon cubes for the base. I also used a pint of half and half for the cream and a cup of the milk. I will definitely make this again, however, there are a few changes I would make as this does take a lot of time to put together. I will only saute 4 or 5 strips of bacon when I begin and do the rest in the oven to be sure all the bacon is evenly cooked and crispy, then add it when I add the potatoes at the end. I may also peal, cube, and boil the potatoes since pealing the baked potatoes was where most of my effort went. Thank you for a great recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large, heavy pot, saute bacon, onions and celery over medium-high heat until celery is tender. (I like to cook the bacon first and get it it almost crispy before adding the celery and onions).
  2. Drain grease and return bacon, onions and celery to pot.
  3. Add milk, water, chicken base, salt and pepper.
  4. Heat over medium-high heat until very hot but do not let soup boil.
  5. In heavy, large saucepan over low heat, melt margarine.
  6. Stir in flour to make a roux.
  7. Mix well and let bubble, stirring 1 minute.
  8. If desired, a larger amount of roux can be made to produce a thicker soup.
  9. Gradually add roux to soup, stirring constantly.
  10. Continue to cook, stirring, until thick and creamy.
  11. Stir in potatoes, parsley and cream.
  12. Serve hot, garnished with cheese, bacon bits and/or onions.

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