Chunky Bacon and Potato Soup Recipe -
Chunky Bacon and Potato Soup Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Chunky Bacon and Potato Soup

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"This potato soup is great for a weekend lunch. In only thirty minutes, you'll be enjoying rich potato soup with bacon and corn."

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. In large saucepan over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp. Remove and set aside. In bacon drippings, saute leeks until softened, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add potatoes and chicken broth. Cover and bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Lightly mash with a potato masher. Add milk, corn, parsley and reserved bacon. Heat until hot, about 5 minutes. Refrigerate leftovers.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 09, 2007

I am giving this 4 stars only because I added a few things to make this more flavorful, but after that it was most definitely a 5. I estimated on the milk and chicken broth (I buy the kind in the carton) and it turned out a little to thin, probably my fault. To thicken and add more flavor I added some crushed red pepper flakes, for some spice, seasoned salt, garlic powder, double the bacon, one pkg. country style gravy mix, and a few slices of provolone cheese. The gravy mix made it great and I would imagine any cheese you had on hand would work. After the changes my husband and I both thought it was the best potato soup/chowder that I have made, and that says a lot b/c I have tried many different kinds.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 16, 2007

this recipe definately has potential but it needed some fine tuning. i made the soup exactly to the recipe and found it to be missing something so i took the advice of another review and added country gravy mix...helped in the flavor department. i still felt like it was missing something so i added some condensed cheese soup...oh my...what goes better with potatos and bacon than cheese. my family loved it so much that they want me to make more for the football game on sunday.


27 Ratings

Nov 26, 2007

Wow! This was incredibly tasty! Think the good quality stock makes all the difference here. I just used ordinary peeled potatoes and smoked bacon for this recipe, and it was fantastic. Will definatly make again

Dec 05, 2005

Better than mom's and that is hard to come by.

Feb 22, 2008

I suggest using a high quality extra lean bacon because anything other than that will cause the recipe to be too greasy. Other than that, this recipe was good. I would make it again, (with better bacon of course!)

May 22, 2011

As with all chowder-like dishes, bacon is best when it is very crunchy. To make it easy, I used onion in place of the leek. I also used my own potatoes and cut them into small cubes. Worked great!

Jul 17, 2006

easy and good what more could you want.

May 04, 2011

it was amazing i make it every week for dinner and i also bring it for my lunch at work every day!!!!! i just dont get tird of it!!!!!!!


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  • Calories
  • 258 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.1 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 10 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 3.2 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 11.4 g
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 1478 mg
  • 59%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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