Easy Potato Soup
This easy potato soup recipe is absolutely delicious. It's easy and quick to put together and definitely a meal the whole family will love!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 people
- 6 strips of bacon
- 1 medium onion diced
- 3 medium carrots diced
- 2 stalks of celery diced
- 6 potatoes rough chop, russet, red or gold, medium sized
- 5 cups chicken broth
- 2 cup whole milk or half and half, divided
- 1 teaspoon season salt
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 3 teaspoons hot sauce optional
- 2 tablespoons chives fresh, chopped
- 2 tablespoons parsley fresh, chopped
In a large dutch oven, cook strips of bacon until crispy. Remove from pan.
Cook the carrots, onion, and celery in bacon grease until the onions are translucent.
Add potatoes, salts, and pepper. Mix well, and let cook for a few minutes.
Add chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Simmer until the potatoes are very soft, about 15 minutes.
Blend the soup, if desired. I do this with an immersion blender but you can also transfer the soup to a blender. Be VERY careful when doing this, as hot liquids will expand. Never fill the blender over halfway with hot soup.
Add the hot sauce and milk. Add the milk gradually until the soup is as thick or thin as you prefer. You may not need to use all of it.
Add the chives and parsley and adjust seasonings or consistency, if needed.
I like to serve with sour cream, cheese, and then crumble the bacon on top.
Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 1779mg | Potassium: 1353mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 5445IU | Vitamin C: 45.4mg | Calcium: 189mg | Iron: 7.6mg