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easy creamy potato soup

Easy Creamy Potato Soup

Cold Weather can be a drag but with delicious homemade Easy Creamy Potato Soup it doesn't have to be. Topped with bacon too!!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword easy creamy potato soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 528 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Pound Bacon Optional
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Yellow Onion Diced
  • 3 Stalks Celery Diced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves Minced
  • 3 Tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Flour
  • 8 Cups Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 Pound Russet Potatoes Peeled and cubed
  • 1 Fresh Hot Pepper Whole, stem removed
  • 1 Spring Fresh Thyme
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Chives Optional
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

  1. Cook bacon to desired doneness. Remove from pan and place on paper towels to drain fat. Set aside.

  2. In a large dutch oven, Heat olive oil on a medium-high heat. Add onion, celery and garlic. Cook until softened.

  3. Add butter and flour, cook until butter is melted and flour is cooked. 

  4. Stir in chicken broth and heavy cream, making sure that flour mixture has no clumps. Add potatoes, thyme and hot pepper, bring to a simmer and let cook covered for 20 minutes or until potatoes have cooked through.

  5. Remove thyme. Mash 1/2 of the potatoes in the soup either by using a potato masher or immersion blender. If soup is not thickened to your likeness by now, add in a cornstarch slurry and cook uncovered until thickened.

  6. Season generously with salt and pepper. Serve with soup topped with crumbled bacon and fresh chive. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Easy Creamy Potato Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 528 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42g 65%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 431mg 18%
Potassium 775mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 17.3%
Vitamin C 8.8%
Calcium 6.7%
Iron 9.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.