Quick Creamy Potato Soup Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Quick Creamy Potato Soup Recipe
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Quick Creamy Potato Soup

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"A yummy and easy to make potato soup. Kids love it."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    50 mins


  1. In a large saucepan, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon, and set aside. Drain all but 3 tablespoons bacon fat from the pan.
  2. Brown onions in bacon fat over medium heat.
  3. Add potatoes, and enough water to cover. Cover and cook until potatoes are tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Stir together soup and milk until smooth; add to potato mixture. Heat, but do not boil. Add salt and pepper to taste, and stir in dill weed. Crumble bacon; stir in just before serving soup, or sprinkle on top to garnish.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 26, 2007

Fantastic! Much quicker than my normal recipe. My hints: To ensure it's not too thin, cover the potatoes with just *barely* enough water. I used powdered chicken broth instead of just water -- added a lot. A stalk or two of celery is a great addition. For more depth of flavor, add a dash of worchestershire sauce. Oh, and if you use red or yukon potatoes, you don't need to peel them!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 29, 2006

The directions on this recipe are confusing. I did not drain the water off my potatoes before adding the other soup mix and therefore it came out really watery....make sure to drain your potatoes!


213 Ratings

Jul 14, 2006

Yum! I did doctor the recipe a bit to accomodate our tastes, but the base recipe is perfect. I don't like onions - left that out. I read some of the other reviews and thought that the celery salt sounded good. So I added salt, pepper, celery salt, and garlic powder to the potatoes while they were cooking. I then added a bit more pepper, celery salt with the dash of Thyme when I added in the milk/soup. I stirred in about 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese before serving. Garnished with additional shredded cheese and crumbled bacon. It was sooo very good. My boyfriend went back for seconds - that never happens. Later that night he told me he can't wait for lunch the next day so he can have leftovers. I will definitely be making this again and again! Thanks!

Nov 02, 2007

I am a huge potato soup fan. So I was a little unsure as to how good this would be. This might be my favorite potato soup EVER! We all loved it. I covered the potatoes with just enough water to cook them and I didn't drain the water (like the other person said) it wasn't necessary. Plus, that would've drained off the onions. Instead of 2 1/2 cups of milk, I used 1 1/2 C. and 1 C. of sour cream and 1/2 C. of cheese. When serving I added the bacon and more shredded cheese. It was DELICIOUS!!!

Nov 17, 2005

this is so good, i love how easy it is - made just a few changes, i chopped up bacon before cooking it, and let it cook about 1/2 way then added the oinion and a healthy spoonful of garlic and let the oinions brown, then added the potatos to the mixture and sauteed them for a few minutes... used chicken broth to cook potatos in, and used cream instead of milk

Mar 24, 2011

REALLY good. I added chopped celery and cooked them with the onions in the bacon grease (that step has a LOT to do with the great flavor). I also lowered the milk to 1.5Cups, added a cup of sour cream and stirred in 1C of Cheddar just before serving. EVERYONE loved it, and the leftovers were great too. Adding to original review: I was short on time, so I didn't cube the potatoes (just cut into big chunks), but right before adding all the creamy ingrd's, I used a potato masher to smoosh up the softened potatoes. Worked GREAT, and made the soup nice and thick! Also, I've saved some bacon grease so when I don't want to use (or have) bacon, I just use the grease when cooking the onions and still get the great flavor!

Jun 05, 2005

Awesome soup!- I made several changes, however. I did not use bacon at all; I sauteed onions, chopped mushrooms, and chopped garlic in olive oil. I added the cubed potatoes to this and boiled for about 20 min. Then I added the condesed soup which I had mixed with only 2 cups of skim milk. I then added the ground black pepper but no dill. Everyone agreed that it was delish!

Oct 29, 2006

Excellent! I used 1 cream of celery and 1 cream of chicken.


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  • Calories
  • 404 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.9 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 42 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 24.8 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 2.7 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 12.5 g
  • 25%
  • Sodium
  • 1026 mg
  • 41%

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

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