Creamy Potato Soup

Did someone say comfort food? This one-pot recipe is loaded with bacon and creamy goodness that is sure to be worth repeating.

Ingredients
  • 6 strips uncooked bacon, cut into small pieces
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 1/2 lbs potatoes, peeled and diced into 1” or smaller pieces
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ancho chili powder
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • Shredded cheddar cheese, chives, and additional sour cream and bacon, for topping
Instructions
  1. In soup pot of choice, crisp and brown bacon pieces over medium heat.

  2. Remove bacon from pot, leave bacon fat.

  3. Add butter and melt in the pot. Add chopped onion and cook until tender.

  4. Add garlic.

  5. Slowly add flour and stir until smooth.

  6. Stir diced potatoes, chicken broth, milk, heavy cream, salt, pepper and ancho chili powder into pot.

  7. Bring to a boil.

  8. Cook until potatoes are tender, then reduce heat to simmer.

  9. Puree about half the soup in a blender or kitchen tool of choice.

  10. Return puree to pot and stir.

  11. Add sour cream and bacon pieces to the pot stirring well.

  12. Let simmer until ready to serve.

  13. Scoop into a bowl and top with sour cream, bacon, cheddar cheese and chives.

  14. Serve.

Recipe Notes

Try adding some carrots, celery or other veggies for a bit of a different take on this.

Inspired by and adapted from: Sugar Spun Run.

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