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Simple Potato Bacon Soup Recipe

  • Author: Mindee
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 quarts 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Simmering
  • Cuisine: American


Simple potato bacon soup is quick, easy and delicious. The perfect comfort food for those crazy weeknights and busy weekends!



  • 1 lb. Bacon
  • 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)
  • 1/41/2 tsp White Pepper
  • Salt (to taste)


  1. Prepare all the ingredients.
  2. In a pot, bring the chicken broth to a boil, add the diced potatoes and simmer until cooked through.  While this is simmering do steps 2 and 3.
  3. Crisp and crumble 1 pound of bacon and set it aside.
  4. Remove all but a tablespoon or two of the hot bacon grease.  Add the onions and celery to it and saute’ until 1/2 done.
  5. Add the celery, onions and the bacon to the cooked potatoes and broth.
  6. Add the warmed milk,white pepper and salt.
  7. Allow the ingredients to cook together for 5-10 minutes, but don’t let it boil.  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.

Keywords: Potato Soup