Potato #Soup

 This simple Potato Soup recipe is really the best!  It’s quickly and simple to make on the stovetop, it’s sensible and creamy (without utilizing heavy cream), and it’s all the time so comfortable and comforting and delicious.

The BEST Potato Soup Recipe

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This simple potato soup recipe has been my tried-and-true, back-pocket, all-time-favorite for over a decade now.  It’s perfectly prosperous and creamy (without utilizing heavy cream), it’s filled with style (because bland potato soup is the worst), it’s simple to adapt to be vegetarian and/or gluten-free (see below), and it's always, all the time a crowd fave.  I promise it won’t permit you down.

Let’s make some potato soup!

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Potato Soup Ingredients:

To make this simple potato soup recipe, you'll need:

    Bacon: I suggest utilizing center-cut bacon here, to preserve it somewhat further lean.  But any type of bacon you're keen on will do.  We may also use its leftover grease (or butter, in case you prefer) to sauté the veggies for further flavor.  That said, in case you want to make this soup vegetarian, see my recommendations beneath for a delicious meatless version.
    Veggies: Onion and garlic.
    Flour: We will use flour to make a roux to thicken the soup.  Or in case you want a lighter soup, you possibly can skip this step and simply puree phase of the soup to thicken it.  (See ideas below.)
    Chicken inventory and milk: These will type the broth of our soup.  Feel unfastened to make use of chook or veggie stock, after which no matter type of milk you desire (I used 2% cow’s milk).
    Potatoes: I quite suggest making this soup with buttery Yukon gold potatoes.  But russets or red potatoes would also do.
    Cheese: I suggest a sensible sharp cheddar cheese right the following for optimum flavor.
    Greek yogurt or sour cream: To make the soup extra-creamy.
    Salt and pepper: Add in as a lot as you want on the cease to season your soup well.

And finally…toppings!  I’m a giant believer that the more, the merrier when it involves toppings and potato soup.  Some vintage thoughts might include

    Extra bacon, further shredded cheese, thinly-sliced inexperienced onions or chives, sour cream, recent thyme, sprinkle of Cajun seasoning

The BEST Potato Soup
How To Make Potato Soup:

To make this potato soup recipe, simply:

    Cook the bacon.  Dice after which sauté it in a huge stockpot till it’s sensible and crispy.  Then move the bacon to a plate lined with paper towels, and reserve a number of tablespoons of leftover grease within the stockpot (discarding the rest.)
    Sauté the veggies. Sauté the onion and garlic within the bacon grease till softened.  Then stir in some flour, to create your roux.
    Add broth and potatoes.  Then upload the stock, milk and potatoes.  Cook till the potatoes till softened, being certain to stir the soup normally so that the backside doesn't burn.
    Add last ingredients.  Then stir within the cheese, Greek yogurt (or sour cream), and crispy bacon bits.  Taste and season the soup with salt and pepper.
    Serve warm.  Then serve it up, loaded up with all your favourite toppings!

Homemade Potato Soup with Bacon and Cheddar
Possible Variations:

Guys, there are so many methods to customize this soup!  Some probabilities might include:

    Make it vegetarian: Nix the bacon.  And in its place, upload in 2-3 teaspoons Cajun seasoning for somewhat bit of further flavor.  (Plus, use butter or olive oil in region of the bacon grease.)
    Make it gluten-free: You might either:
        omit the flour, and instead, whisk a tablespoon of cornstarch into the chilly milk after which upload it to the soup
        don’t fear about cornstarch/flour at all, and instead, puree half of the soup to thicken it
    Lighten it up: Feel unfastened to:
        omit the flour and 2 tablespoons of grease/butter, and instead, puree half of the soup to thicken it
        use skim milk
        use turkey bacon (although you would possibly have got so as to feature in somewhat further olive oil or butter to sauté the veggies)
    Add in further seasoning: If you want to provide your soup an further twist, really sense unfastened so as to feature in 1 tablespoon:
        Cajun Seasoning (my favorite)
        Italian Seasoning
        Za’atar Seasoning
        Taco Seasoning
    Use a combination of potatoes: For anything different, really sense unfastened to make use of a combination of Yukon gold potatoes and candy potatoes, for further of a candy and savory combination of flavors
    Add in some further veggies: If you’d desire to load this up with further veggies, really sense unfastened to toss in a handful of chopped cauliflower and/or broccoli alongside with the potatoes.  They work nicely with this recipe too!

Loaded Homemade Potato Soup Recipe
What To Serve With Potato Soup:

Looking for some aspect dishes to serve with this potato soup recipe?  Here are a number of of my faves:

    Everyday Salad or Our Family’s Favorite Salad
    Perfect Roasted Brussels Sprouts or Roasted Asparagus
    Berry Fruit Salad or Winter Fruit Salad

The BEST Potato Soup Recipe  

    Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Yield: 6 -8 servings 1x

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This simple Potato Soup recipe is quickly and simple to make on the stovetop, it’s sensible and creamy (without utilizing heavy cream), and it’s all the time so comfortable and comforting and delicious.  See notes above for seemingly variations, adding the right way to make this soup vegetarian.

    5 slices bacon, diced
    3 tablespoons (reserved) bacon grease or butter
    1 cup diced white or yellow onion
    four cloves garlic, peeled and minced
    1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    2 cups chook inventory or vegetable stock
    2 cups milk, warmed
    1.5 kilos Yukon gold potatoes, diced
    1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
    1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
    1 teaspoon sea salt, or further to taste
    1/2 teaspoon freshly-cracked black pepper
    elective toppings: thinly-sliced inexperienced onions or chives, further shredded cheese, further bacon, sour cream


    Heat a huge stockpot over medium-high heat.  Add diced bacon and prepare dinner till crispy, stirring occasionally.  Transfer the bacon to a separate plate, utilizing a slotted spoon, booking about 3 tablespoons of bacon grease within the stockpot.  (Discard any further grease, otherwise you possibly can exchange butter in region of the 3 tablespoons of bacon grease.  Also, in case you're brief on time, you possibly can cube the potatoes and onion whereas the bacon chefs to save time.)
    Add onion and sauté for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, till soft.  Stir within the garlic and sauté for an further 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally, till fragrant.  Stir the flour into the combination and sauté for a further 1 minute to prepare dinner the flour, stirring occasionally.  Then stir within the inventory till combined, adopted with the aid of way of the milk and potatoes.
    Continue cooking till the combination simply reaches a simmer, earlier than it starts to boil.  Then cut back warmth to medium-low, cover, and simmer for about 10-15 minutes or till the potatoes are soft, being certain to stir the soup each few minutes so that the backside doesn't burn.  (The smaller you cube your potatoes, the sooner your soup will cook.)
    Once the potatoes are sensible and soft, stir within the cheddar cheese and Greek yogurt (or sour cream), salt, pepper and cooked bacon bits.  Taste and season with further salt and pepper, if needed.
    Serve warm, garnished with wanted toppings.  Or, move to a sealed container and refrigerate for as plenty as 3 days.

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