Delicious Potato Soup

Right now we are going through a cold spell and my taste buds are screaming soup. Not just any soup keep in mind. Those taste buds wanted Potato Soup and I must say it was delicious.  Below is the recipe I used. Keep in mind it normally cost between $25 and $30 dollars. I typically make a lot. I like making things that will last for 3 to 4 days.


1 package (12 oz) bacon
Chicken broth (from two 32-oz cartons)
3 lb baking potatoes, cubed
2/3 cup butter
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon garlic salt, black pepper, and really any other season you like
1 package of McCormick Potato Soup seasoning
1 to 2 cups diced cooked ham
1 container (8 oz) sour cream
2 cans Cheddar cheese (10 oz)


  • In 12-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 10 minutes or until crisp; drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon; set aside.
  • In 10 to 12-quart Dutch oven, put in chicken broth and potatoes. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cook 15 minutes or until potatoes are very tender.
  • Meanwhile, in same skillet, melt butter over low heat. Add 2 cans of Cheddar cheese sauce. Add 2 cups of milk and stir in flower.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with whisk, until mixture is thickened and bubbly. I generally add my seasonings in the cheese sauce.
  • Put in ham, bacon, sour cream, and  Cheddar cheese sauce in the Dutch oven. Cook until thoroughly heated. The longer it cooks the better it taste.


    If this sounds good I hope you are willing to give it a try. Even if you are not much of a cook, I do not believe this is a hard meal to make. If you have any questions about it please let me know.

What types of soups do you like making? Please feel free to share your favorite soup recipe.

2 thoughts on “Delicious Potato Soup”

  1. Yum! I love potato soup in the winter, and it’s usually a pretty frugal dish to make.

    We like to make our own chicken broth to use in soups like this. I keep the carcass from a Rotisserie chicken or sometimes I’ll use chicken leg quarters when they’re super cheap. Simmer in water with celery, carrots, onion, rosemary, thyme, and pepper for a few hours, strain, and voila – delicious homemade broth.

    I think you’ve inspired me to make some soup this weekend! 🙂

    1. I love soup! I have been in a cooking mood here lately, so yesterday I made homemade chili. With cold weather comes great food. Hope you enjoy your soup this weekend! Thanks.

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