Simple potato bacon soup is quick, easy and delicious. The perfect comfort food for those crazy weeknights and busy weekends!
Here is another one of my tried and trues! This simple potato bacon soup is my kids favortie soup. It only takes me about a half hour to make this soup so it is an ideal dinner for my crazy weeknights. This is not a heavy soup that will weigh you down. No heavy cream or cream cheese. Just simply potato bacon soup. Serve it with a loaf of french bread or some rolls and a fresh green salad for a complete meal that comes together quickly.
To start out, crisp and crumble 1 pound of bacon and set it aside. In a soup pot, melt 2 Tbs. butter. Once sizzling add the onions and celery. Cook until 1/2 done.
Add the chicken broth and potatoes. Bring to a boil and boil until the potatoes are cooked through. Add the slightly warmed milk, bacon and white pepper. Heat to a low simmer and remove from the heat. If you let it boil the milk will break and make your soup a little grainy. Add salt to taste. Serve!
Makes 2 quarts of soup
- 1 lb. Bacon
- 2 Tbs Butter
- 1/2 Cup Onions chopped
- 1 Cup Celery chopped
- 4 Cups Chicken Broth
- 3 Cups Potatoes peeled & cubed small
- 4 Cups Whole Milk, slightly warmed *see note
- 1/4-1/2 tsp White Pepper
- Salt to taste
Crisp and crumble the bacon. Set aside.
In a soup pot, melt the butter. Once sizzling add the onions and celery. Cook until half done.
Add the chicken broth and potatoes. Bring to a boil and boil until the potatoes are cooked through.
Add the slighty warmed milk, bacon and white pepper. Bring nearly to a simmer and remove from the heat. Don't let the soup boil after adding the milk because it will break and produce a grainy soup.
Add salt to taste. Serve!
Using 2% or lower milk will result in a thinner soup. You can use 2 cups of a lower percentage of milk and 2 cups of half and half if you would rather.