Creamy Potato Soup: An All-Time Favorite Comfort Food

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A good dinner recipe doesn’t have to always be elaborate and complicated. Sometimes just a simple soup is all that you need to satiate your hunger pangs and make your soul happy. Potato soup is not only easy to make but also wholesome and delicious, not to forget easy on the pocket. This particular recipe is effortless to prepare and will definitely simplify your weeknights. You can put together the soup quickly with just a handful of ingredients to your rescue. All you need are some potatoes, bacon, onion, garlic, flour, and sour cream or yogurt.

How to make Creamy Potato Soup?

Potato soup is the perfect comfort food you could ever ask for. Perfectly rich and creamy, the soup is full of flavor and can be a delightful break from your otherwise healthy diet. This recipe is for those weeknights when you want to eat something different but don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen preparing it. The perfect potato soup should be creamy, devoid of lumps, and have the right blend of flavors. So what are we waiting for? Let’s take a look at the easy-to-follow recipe below.

Homemade potato cream soup kept in a white bowl atop a bluish grey platform

Delicious and Rich Creamy Potato Soup

With an extra dose of bacon and potato goodness, this is a soup you won't be able to resist!
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: potato soup
Appliance: Stove
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Author: Ishani Bose

Ingredients

  • 6 strips of uncooked bacon (cut into small pieces)
  • 2 and 1/2 lbs of golden potatoes
  • 1/3 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp of butter
  • 3 large garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 medium yellow onion (chopped)
  • 4 cups of chicken broth (optional)
  • 2 cups of milk
  • salt (as per taste)
  • 2/3 cup of sour cream or yogurt
  • 1 tsp of ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes
  • shredded cheddar cheese and additional bacon for topping (as per requirement)
  • 2/3 cup of heavy cream (optional)

Instructions

  • To make thick and creamy potato soup, first, cook the bacon pieces in a large oven or a soup pot over medium heat till it becomes adequately brown and crisp. 
    Bacon in the oven
  • Once done, take the bacon out of the pot and keep it aside. Meanwhile, leave the fat in the pot. 
  • Thereafter, chop the onions and mince the garlic and fry them in butter over medium heat until the onions become tender. This should ideally not take more than 5 minutes. 
  • Now to that, add diced potatoes along with chicken broth, milk, heavy cream, salt, pepper, and chili flakes in the aforementioned proportions or as per requirement. Stir well. If you want to keep the soup light, you can avoid adding heavy cream to the soup. Additionally, you can skip putting chicken broth to the soup if you're a vegetarian. 
  • Allow it to boil and cook until the potatoes become tender. This should take you about 10 minutes. Pierce them with a fork to see if they have become tender.
  • Take the potato pieces along with the onions and garlic and blend it properly till you get a smooth puree. 
  • Once done, take the pureed soup to the pot and add sour cream or yogurt to it. Furthermore, add the reserved bacon pieces to it and stir well. Let the soup to simmer for 15 minutes before serving it hot. 
  • You can garnish the soup, either with fried bacon pieces, sour cream or fried potatoes. 
    Homemade potato cream soup with potato chips, kept next to potatoes, on a wooden table

Notes

You can add basil, parsley or oregano as a seasoning to enhance the taste of the soup.  You can add extra and a variety of vegetables to your soup. 

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An alumnus of St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, Ishani Bose has worked as a reporter/features writer for several leading newspapers and organizations in India. It was her love for food, health, and wellness that brought her to Organic Facts. As a Content & Culinary Outreach Specialist, she is responsible for developing and managing the website’s recipe section. She is also passionate about mental health and enjoys writing about it for the website to educate more and more people about the same. An avid Instagrammer who knows the latest social media trends, Ishani helps strategize and create authentic content for the website’s social media platforms. When not writing or cooking, you’ll find her reading, traveling, soaking herself in music, arts, and culture in every way possible. Ishani has completed an online program on “Introduction to Food and Health” by Stanford University, US. Furthermore, she has completed an online course on “The Science of Wellbeing” by the Department of Psychology, Yale University.

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