How to make it

  • In a large, heavy pot, quickly fry the bacon slices until they are lightly browned, with medium-high flame.
  • Add onions, celery and carrots.
  • Fry and stir for five minutes and then add the potato cubes and stir until well mixed.
  • Add the pepper and garlic and cook for one minute.
  • Pour in the chicken stock and cover the pot and bring to boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low flame and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Using a wisk, add the cream cheese and incorporate the cheese into the soup.
  • Add the milk or cream and mix well.
  • Using a high flame, bring the mixture almost to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.. cover pot.
  • If you want to add the white sauce, you can do that at this time for a thicker soup.
  • Remove from heat and serve.
  • Suggested toppings: Chopped crispy bacon, oyster crackers, shredded cheddar cheese, green onions or even crushed Fritos or tortilla strips.
  • Comment: I've tried several potato soup recipes over the years. Everything from Amish recipes to someone's grandmother's recipe. I either make a cream sauce out of the flour, butter and milk to add to the soup near the end of the cooking time or add plain cream or milk, whichever I have in the fridge, to make a creamy-style of soup. If you mash up some of the vegetables while you're cooking the soup,. you'll also have a creamy base for the soup. Potatoes are a natural thickening agent anyway. YOu can always add some leftover mashed potatoes to your soup about 10 minutes before serving and mix them in well.
  • Also, you do not need to add either the cream cheese or the milk. The soup is great without any dairy at all. Try that sometime. Its delicious!
  • If you like a thicker soup, try adding potato flakes in small amounts to your soups right before serving.

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    " It was excellent "
    theiris ate it and said...
    I love this! The food bots are right, we have quite the same taste. Will let you know....Mare & TQ!
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  • kimbaby 9 years ago
    love potato soup your getting 5 from me.. woohoo!
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    This sounds very hearty and comforting! I love your addition of cream cheese here...yum!
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    " It was excellent "
    midgelet ate it and said...
    terrific recipe for sure!
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    Mmmmm Mmm Mmm good yummy i love it.i love soups
    good ole comfort food .....thank you

    five plus

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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    Oh my! This really sounds comforting. I've been eating a lot of soup & salads lately. Thanks for sharing a great recipe.
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