Creamy Potato Soup

potato soup

The other night I was absolutely scrounging through the fridge and cabinets trying to figure out what in the world I was going to make for dinner. We didn’t have any meat; all I had to work with was a big bag of potatoes.

I searched out a potato soup recipe, and found one that I could use. I did make a few changes to it though, according to what I had on hand. It came out really good! Jerry asked me to add it to his “favorites” book, so this is now a keeper in our home. Thought I’d share it with ya! (I only share the best with you, you know.)

Here is the recipe that I used:

Creamy Potato Soup

  • 6 slices of (turkey) bacon
  • 1/2 c. finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 c. chopped carrots (I used baby carrots)
  • 1 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 c. chicken broth
  • 2 c. milk
  • 4 c. cubed potatoes
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne (red) pepper
  • 1/2 – 1 cup shredded cheddar
  • salt to taste

Cook bacon till crispy; drain well on towel and set aside.

Add olive oil to medium or large saucepan and add the onion and carrots. Saute until the onion is soft, about 3-4 min. Stir in broth, milk, potatoes, cayenne pepper, and 1/2 tsp salt (you can add more later to taste).

Bring to boil; then reduce heat and simmer covered (with lid slightly off to prevent boiling over) for 10-15 min, or until the potatoes are tender.

Stir in shredded cheese until melted. Chop (turkey) bacon and add that as well.

Using a potato masher, mash the chunks of potatoes gently, still leaving some small chunks.

I’d love to hear your favorite potato soup recipe, or any thoughts on this one!

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A city girl learning to homestead on an acre of land in the country. Wife and homeschooling mother of four. Enjoying life, and everything that has to do with self sufficient living.


  1. Very good! Just made it tonight. Only difference is i used bacon from our butchered pig. It was wonderful. Good way to use up potatoes too if you have extra that are getting a little soft.

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