The Ultimate Potato Soup Recipe

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Nothing feels like a hug quite like a bowl of hot potato soup! Growing up with an English/Irish Mum potatoes were a staple in our home and she was very creative in how she used them. Nothing was off-limits when it came to a potato soup recipe in our house. I’ve carried on this tradition, my family adores when I take the time to whip up a GREAT soup and honestly they’re quite quick to do.

Depending on the day, I go from a very basic potato soup to my Cream of Potato Bacon Soup (the kids favourite!).

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Those are pretty standard in many homes but today please allow me to introduce you to the ULTIMATE potato soup! This baby is jammed with good stuff, beware of the YUM factor which will have you coming back for more. This soup is perfect if you’re hosting guests for dinner on a cold evening, serve up small portions to warm them up as they come through the door.

The key to this soup, aside from all of the lovely cheese and bacon is the sour cream! It makes the soup so creamy it’s divine.

Ultimate Potato Soup Recipe

(Serves 10)

ultimate cream of potato soup recipe

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound bacon strips, diced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 2-1/2 cups cubed potatoes
  • 1 can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 chicken bouillon squares (2 teaspoons)
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup of sour creamUltimate cream of potato soup recipe

 

PREPARATION

  • Cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp in a Dutch oven or soup pan. Once crisp, remove and place onto paper towel to drain.
  • Saute onions and carrots in the bacon drippings until tender, then stir in the flour.
  • Add in milk and water and bring to a boil.
  • Add in bouillon and combine well.
  • Add in potatoes and corn, reduce heat and simmer uncovered until potatoes are cooked.
  • Finally add in the cheese, ham, bacon and sour cream. Stir well and simmer over low heat until the cheese is melted.
  • Serve in bowls and top with grated cheese as garnish.ultimate potato soup recipe wm

 

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The Ultimate Potato Soup Recipe
Serves: 10
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound bacon strips, diced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 2-1/2 cups cubed potatoes
  • 1 can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 chicken bouillon squares (2 teaspoons)
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup of Gay Lea sour cream
Instructions
  1. Cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp in a Dutch oven or soup pan. Once crisp, remove and place onto paper towel to drain.
  2. Saute onions and carrots in the bacon drippings until tender, then stir in the flour.
  3. Add in milk and water and bring to a boil.
  4. Add in bouillon and combine well.
  5. Add in potatoes and corn, reduce heat and simmer uncovered until potatoes are cooked.
  6. Finally add in the cheese, ham, bacon and sour cream. Stir well and simmer over low heat until the cheese is melted.
  7. Serve in bowls and top with grated cheese as garnish.

Comments

  1. Lynda Cook says

    There is only 3 words to describe this dish and that would be OMG!! this recipe is 100% better than the recipe I have been using now for a couple years, thanks for sharing this delicious dish with us, I now have an excellent potato soup to serve!!

  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen says

    I think this must be an amazing soup. I love potato and leek soup so I’m sure this will be another favourite of mine :-)

  3. Soozle says

    Yum! I love a hearty soup in the fall months – I think I could easily make this soup vegetarian friendly :) Thanks for sharing

  4. Judy Cowan says

    Love potato soup but have never had one that has sour cream in it, I am definitely going to have to try out this recipe! Thanks for sharing :)

  5. Mary Beth Elderton says

    This sounds wonderful! We had our first taste of a cool front and I am really getting into the mood for some warm comfort foods. *Pinned*

  6. Lori Bazan says

    Destiny brought me to this recipe as I have bacon, loads of potato’s and cooked ham that I was needing to use. I am making this today, so decadent and better yet, I have all the ingredients!!!

  7. Elizabeth Matthiesen says

    this sounds fantastic. I love creamy soups with a chunk of home-made fresh bread, so I’ll have to try this one :-)

  8. says

    I love potato soup and will be trying this delicious recipe because of the ingredients.I love the carrots corn and sour cream in this one and all the options you show for topings.This is really a lovely recipe.

  9. Robyn L says

    sitting at computer sweating on this warm summer day and love the sounds of the Potato Soup recipe.

  10. Debbie S. says

    You must be an amazing cook! Your recipes look so appealing! Thank you for sharing this! I am pinning, one of my favorite foods is soups and this one looks delicious and beyond delicious.

  11. Doug says

    This looks amazing!
    I made a cream of potato soup last week, but it turned out rather starchy. I’m wondering, what kind of potatoes are best for a soup?

  12. Andrea Amy says

    I never thought to put ham and bacon in potato soup before! I normally just use bacon, but this looks better!

  13. Doris Calvert says

    Yum! This looks delicious! I really like soups & tried a recipe like this but was thin, this one looks nice and creamy, printed and pinned..ty

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