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World's Best Potato Soup Recipe
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World's Best Potato Soup
A delicious, chunky and creamy potato soup with bacon. See more

World's Best Potato Soup

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"Cheesy, hearty potato soup that's better than the restaurants."

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Original recipe makes 8 to 10 servings Change Servings


  1. In a large stock pot combine potatoes, onions, celery, bouillon cubes and enough water to cover all ingredients. Bring to a boil and simmer on medium heat until potatoes are with in 15 minutes of being finished.
  2. Add half and half, bacon, cream of mushroom soup and stir until creamy. Add cheese and stir until completely melted. Simmer on low until potatoes are done.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 22, 2004

Excellent base, but here's how you make this world famous soup!!!!!!! First sautee your onions and your celery. Second, I added some green onion, and garlic. Before adding water, season it with salt, pepper, thyme, and parsley. Then a little dousing (1/4 to 1/2 cup) of white wine (chardoney) never hurt anybody. Do this before the water is added too. To thicken add a roux or substitue heavy whipping cream. Also, throw in some fresh sliced mushrooms (1/2 cup or so) to really get some great flavor going on. I threw in shredded swiss the chedder for a little more depth and it worked. Really worth keeping, the most effort was in the chopping of vegatables.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 06, 2014

Better off making it from scratch. This tasted like the can it came out of :(

Feb 04, 2004

AWESOME soup! I followed a few suggestions from the reviews and had the BEST soup the other night! This will become a regular for us. I suteed the onion & celery with mushrooms, salt, pepper, thyme, & parsley in butter. This smelled wonderful. I followed the rest of the recipe exactly. This made enough soup to fill my 6 qt roaster to the TOP! So start with a LARGE pot. A+ recipe.

Dec 20, 2003

W-O-N-D-E-R-F-U-L-!!! I took this potato soup to a pot-luck at work and everyone said it was the best potato soup they had ever had. I cooked my onion and celery in with the bacon and left the extra bacon grease in the soup pot! Very fattening, but tasty! I also used Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup with Roasted Garlic and added a couple of dashes of Mrs. Dash onion and herb. Great recipe! Will definitely be using this one over and over

Feb 01, 2011

Excellent! The ingredient list is spot on. I sauted the onion and celery in a little butter and added some black pepper. Used 3 parts chicken broth to 1 part water to make sure it didn't taste like chicken soup. Have used heavy cream & half & half, they're both equally as good. Put the bacon in with the potatoes so the flavor sinks in. So many wonderful flavors, my step-son who doesn't 'do' soup said it was the best he's ever had and loves it! I add garlic to most things but wouldn't for this recipe, thanks! All my other inferior potato soup recipes are getting deleted from my box :)

Oct 17, 2006

This was a great recipe to start with. I peeled my potatoes, then I fried the bacon and set it aside. I sauted the onions and celery in the bacon grease, then drained the grease off. After boiling the potatoes, onions and celery, I removed about 1/3 of the water. It seemed like it was going to be too thin for my taste. After combining all other ingredients, I simmered for another few minutes, then let it stand on the stove, covered. It thickened up really well and was wonderful with bread. Everyone loved this soup, and I will definately be making it again. Thanks!

Sep 22, 2008

This was very good. I scaled down to 4 servings and used cream of celery soup on place of cream of mushroom. Added some shredded cheese and chives when served. Next time I will peel the potatoes (didn't like the peel coming off while eating) and try ground sage sausage. *update* I've make this again and added dried thyme, parsley and garlic to give more flavor.

Sep 12, 2006

This soup is awesome! My husband is taking it to work with him for several days now. He called me at home just to tell me again that it "rocks". It made a lot but we like it reheated even better. The only thing I would alter is if it looks like you have a lot of water left after you are done boiling the potatoes and celery and onions, I would take out about a cup or two of water and then add the other ingredients. It will make it a little more creamy. But it was great just like it was. I just prefer creamier soup. I also topped it with sliced green onions. Thanks for the great recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 642 kcal
  • 32%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 41.2 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 105 mg
  • 35%
  • Fat
  • 38.9 g
  • 60%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 31.8 g
  • 64%
  • Sodium
  • 2352 mg
  • 94%

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

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