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Bacon Potato Soup

by Amy
Everyone loves this soup. It's wholesome and filling and hearty. Potatoes + Cheese + Bacon can't go wrong.

This is the ultimate comfort food. Everyone who tries it loves it, even my picky eaters. It’s a great way to use up a bag of potatoes that has sat a little too long, and it’s so easy to make. We love this extra when I have time to make my famous (in our house anyway) Dinner Rolls.


Bacon Potato Soup

Owl Creek Farm owlcreek.ca
Everyone loves this soup. It's wholesome and filling and hearty. Potatoes + Cheese + Bacon can't go wrong.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Dish, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 911 kcal


  • 1 lb bacon sliced or diced into small pieces
  • ½ medium onion diced small
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 2 stalks celery diced small
  • 5 lbs potatoes peeled and diced small
  • 7 cups water
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 2 tbsp Better Than Bouillon Chicken
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese shredded


  • Fry bacon in large pot until cooked but still soft, then drain all but approximately 1 tablespoon bacon fat.
  • Fry onion, garlic, and celery with the bacon in the bacon fat until tender and bacon is crisp.
  • Add water, evaporated milk, potatoes, Better Than Bouillon, and pepper, and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to simmer, and cover, simmering until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and use a potato masher to mash potatoes. If you want a chunkier soup, don't mash completely. For a much smoother soup, you can use an immersion blending.
  • Soup will thick as it cools. Serve with shredded cheddar cheese.


Originally posted on September 6, 2008. Recipe updated. The original recipe didn't include evaporated milk, and pepper got left off somehow. Regular milk can be used, or left out, but the best flavour, we've found, is from using evaporated.


Calories: 911kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 16gFat: 70gSaturated Fat: 30gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 642mgPotassium: 1403mgFiber: 7gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 442IUVitamin C: 58mgCalcium: 371mgIron: 3mg
Keyword bacon, celery, cheese, cream, milk, onion, potato
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Raluca Stone September 26, 2011 - 4:00 am

This recipe is perfect for tonight’s meal and this soup can be matched with the roasted chicken that I will be preparing for dinner. My family will definitely enjoy their meal. Thanks a lot for sharing this simple soup recipe.

compostings September 7, 2008 - 5:44 am

Nicely timed! Today I plan to harvest at least half of my potatoes and this sounds delicious.