Hearty Potato, Bacon and Onion Soup Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Hearty Potato, Bacon and Onion Soup Recipe

Hearty Potato, Bacon and Onion Soup

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"This soup is a favorite with my family, and is quick and easy."

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Original recipe makes 4 to 6 servings Change Servings


  1. In a large saucepan over medium high heat, saute the bacon for about 7 minutes, or until lightly browned. Reduce heat to medium, add the butter or margarine and onions and saute for about 5 minutes, or until onions are tender. Add the flour and stir well for one minute.
  2. Remove saucepan from heat and gradually add the water, stirring well. Return to stovetop, raising heat to high. Add the bouillon and potatoes, bring to a boil and then reduce heat to low. Simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the egg yolks and the sour cream and mix together. Gradually add this mixture to the soup, stirring well. Heat through, but do not boil. Stir in the parsley just before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 15, 2010

I make this exact recipe all the time and its really wonderful. The trick to thickening it is to mash some of the potatoes. Using a hand blender or food processor blends the bacon and onion as well, which really helps with the flavour, especially getting that right amount of salt. I usually remove several cups of the potatoes once cooked, blend, and return to the pot. That way there are still some chunks of potatoes left. Also, avoid rinsing your potatoes after cubing them, as the starch will help the soup to thicken as well. Great recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 01, 2007

Not as good as I expected from the reveiws, although not bad either. Could use more thickening. I found myself adding salt as I ate it. There is a big problem with the cooking instructions -- it says to add the dairy to the soup directly, but if you do so, it will immediately curdle and clump. That can be avoided by simply taking a bit of the hot soup liquid and mixing it with the dairy in a small bowl, and then adding it back to the soup.

Jan 01, 2007

I substituted chicken broth for the water, omitted the bouillon cube, and added a pinch of cayenne pepper and this was delicious. A great quick meal on a cold night.

Nov 09, 2006

GOod, nice flavor. I used 3 onions and 5 potatoes. The recipe calls for perhaps a bit too many onions. Next time I make it I will use 2 or less onions. And use a big pot! Taste overall is very good.

Oct 24, 2005

I LOVED this soup! Husband - who isn't a big potato fan - thought that it was pretty good. The only changes I made were to use canned chickie broth instead of water, and I didn't bother with the egg yolks. I very nearly used heavy cream instead of sour cream, and I am so glad I didn't. It was so delicious! I will definitely be making this again. Thanks, Rita!

Jan 19, 2004

This was an instant hit with the entire family. We all loved it. Even better with a handful of grated cheese sprinkled over each serving.

Oct 29, 2010

Potatoes def need more than 10 minutes to cook. Otherwise good recipe!

Mar 01, 2010

I discovered this recipe about 2 years ago when my husband had oral surgery and could not eat solid foods. I was looking for something really hearty and satisfying and this really delivered. I used an immersion blender to make it smooth enough for him to eat-perfect! I have since shared this recipe with several people who were on liquid diets and it is always well received. I don't always add the eggs, it's good both ways. Tonight I'm going to try substituting leeks for some of the onions. I almost always use more bacon than is called for in the recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 578 kcal
  • 29%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 51.8 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 155 mg
  • 52%
  • Fat
  • 36.5 g
  • 56%
  • Fiber
  • 6.2 g
  • 25%
  • Protein
  • 12.7 g
  • 25%
  • Sodium
  • 359 mg
  • 14%

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

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