Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

I found this on the net last year and have made it too many times to count. Best soup recipe I think I have!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a dutch oven cook bacon till soft/ crisp, remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Drain off fat except for 1/4 of a cup and cook onion and celery till onion is translucent.
  3. Add garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes add potatoes and toss to coat.
  4. Sauté for 4-5 minutes.
  5. Add bacon and cover with enough stock to just cover potatoes.
  6. Cover and simmer till potatoes are tender.
  7. In separate pan melt margarine and cook with flour for 1-2 minutes. Add cream, tarragon and cilantro and bring mixture to a boil to thicken, stirring constantly.
  8. Add cream mixture to potato mixture, heating through.
  9. Puree about 1/2 the soup and return to pot.
  10. Season to taste and serve.


Most Helpful

I've tried this soup before and think that it is great! I omited the tarragon in mine(I just am not found of this spice in soup or stews). Great recipe for a cold winter night- I also added some chopped green onions on top before serving!

Graybert January 21, 2002

I don't know what bizizizbee, or whoever this person is, was thinking. Wow. This is fabulous. My husband said that it was better than his mother's potato soup and that meant a lot. Thank you for a wonderful recipe!!!!

Lauren Clark January 23, 2002

My grandmother makes one like this, almost exactly. I hate potatoes and even I like it. Thankyou for posting your recept because she never writes any thing dow or measures.

KookieMomster January 19, 2002

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