Let me ask you a question. Do you love potato soup? What about bacon cheeseburgers? I mean, who doesn’t love those two things? Around here, both of these meals are something I can get my kids to eat without a fight, which is always a plus in my book. This soup recipe marries the two together to form the ultimate, cool weather comfort food. Perhaps the best thing about this recipe is that cooking it for dinner makes enough for lunch the next day or two as well. It’s always a good thing when I can cut down how many times a day I’m in the kitchen.
This soup is not difficult and really doesn’t take too long. You are going to spend more time chopping the potatoes than any other step. If you can boil water and fry bacon you can totally rock this soup!
Basically, if you like cheese burgers, bacon and potatoes and you don’t mind spending a few minutes in the kitchen then you are going to LOVE this hearty, cheesy potato soup!
Let me show you how it’s done! Scroll to the bottom of this post for a printable version of the recipe.
I prefer to cut up everything I am going to need before I start cooking, it’s just easier since I tend to get distracted by the kids if I try to wait and cut up one thing while something else is cooking. Talk about mom brain overload. For this soup I cut the potatoes in to medium sized chunks and coarsely chopped the onion and bacon.
Put the potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. I also add a heaping tablespoon of beef better than bouillon to the pot to give the soup a beefier flavor. Cook over high heat until boiling then reduce to medium high and cook until potatoes are fork tender.
Next we need to thicken up the soup. When the potatoes are done cooking mix 3 tbsp of flour with about a cup of the liquid the potatoes were cooked in. Mix well and then pour the mixture into the pot of potatoes. Stir the mixture into the soup well to thicken.
If you give this hearty soup a try be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you think of it!