Saturday, February 25, 2012

Fast and Easy Potato Soup

If you have a hankerin' for a rich, creamy, hearty stick-to-your-ribs soup that doesn't take all afternoon to make... This is your recipe! I adapted it from a Gooseberry version...
My modifications are in the parenthesis.

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1-1 1/2 cup of left over mashed potatoes (I had to use a package of instant, prepared)
  • (I added a can of sliced potatoes, drained)
  • 10-3/4 oz. cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups of milk (I used one cup of half and half and two cups of skim milk)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt ( I used cracked black pepper instead. There is plenty of salt in the instant potatoes and canned soup)
In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon and set aside. reserving drippings. Saute' onion in drippings; drain. Combine remaining ingredients in a large sauce pan. Crumble in bacon; stir in onion. Simmer until heated through.
Serves 4 without the modifications.

I had this everyday for lunch last week! It just got better and better.


Melissa said...

We had potato soup this week too - it is the best stuff, isn't it? I wish I could stop with one bowl.

Blooming Rose Musings said...

This sounds so good! Perfect for a weekend of getting chores done on Saturday and watching the Oscars on Sunday. This really sounds yummy...and I happen to have left over mashed potatos in the fridge. Thank you!

Blondie's Journal said...

I've never made potato soup before and I do love it from having it in restaurants. This looks like a great recipe, Liz! Thanks so much!


Lisa said...

Yum! I haven't made potato soup in a while. I love that this recipe is so simple and easy. This is a great lunch recipe.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh it sounds soooooooo good. I love potato soup. I need to try this. See you soon. Hugs, Marty

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...


Thanks so much for this recipe! And it looks so pretty in the gorgeous blue and white china!!!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Liz, this looks fantastic!!!! It is so cold here right now that a bowl of your adapted version sounds really wonderful!!! Off to the ballet instead...and with a warm coat. Maybe a bowl of soup afterwards?

Thanks for the recipe!!!!


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Sherri B. said...

Thank you for this super easy recipe, while I was reading through it, I could picture putting clams in it...Don't you think it could make a quick chowder too? xo

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

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LindyLouMac said...

Sounds tasty, I like the idea of adding the bacon to a potato soup.
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Ricki Treleaven said...

I love potato soup and I would like to try your recipe! :D

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Two Cottages And Tea said...

Thanks for the recipe. I'm going to try it as soon as we get home from our trip to Florida. It will be perfect for a cold winter day.

Miss Gracie's House said...

I love potato soup...that does sound easy...I'll have to try adding mashed potatoes.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

This looks so delicious and easy too which is definitely the way I like my recipes! I'm hoping to join your Friday party this week. Linda

Audrey said...

We love potato soup ... must try this. Thanks for sharing. I appreciate you stopping by Timeless Treasures and leaving a nice comment and becoming a follower.
Audrey Z. Timeless Treasures.

Tales of Whimsy said...

YUM! Your table is always sooo lovely.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, I made potato soup too! Great minds, right? Your table setting is beautiful too.