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Loaded Potato Soup Recipe

This easy creamy loaded Potato Soup recipe is so good! Learn how to make the best cheesy potato soup with bacon in a creamy base (without heavy cream). A quick, 30-minute recipe that is total comfort food.

We love easy creamy soups all year long, like fresh Corn Chowder, New England Style Clam Chowder and this Potato Soup. They are hearty enough to serve as the main course, paired with crusty French Bread

Loaded Potato soup in a bowl topped with cheese, sour cream and cheese.

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Hey, hey! Valentina with Valentina’s Corner sharing our Potato Soup recipe.

The BEST Potato Soup Recipe!

Homemade potato soup is so easy to make from scratch and beats any restaurant soup. The base is so creamy, hearty and filling. It’s like a delicious loaded baked potato with all your favorite toppings but as a soup, yes, please!

The soup uses ingredients you most likely already have at home and can be made so quickly, great for busy evenings.

What Ingredients go into Potato Soup?

  • Meat – We used bacon in this recipe, you can substitute bacon for cubed ham, if desired.
  • Potatoes – you can use Russet, Idaho or Yukon gold potatoes. NOTE: If you’re using Yukon potatoes, the skin may be left on.
  • Veggies – Though we only added onion and garlic, you can add cubed carrots and celery to the soup.
  • No Cream Required! Instead of using heavy whipping cream. Make a roux to thicken the soup with butter, flour, broth and milk
  • Cheese – Mild cheddar or sharp cheddar is great.

Potato soup made with potatoes, bacon and cheese in a Dutch oven with a ladle and topped with greens and cheese.

How to Make Creamy Potato Soup:

  1. Place potatoes in a pot, cover with water, season with salt and cook until tender then drain.
  2. In a separate dutch oven, saute bacon until crispy, remove and set aside, reserving 1 Tbsp bacon grease.
  3. Add onions and butter and sautee until soft. Add garlic, cooking until fragrant.
  4. Whisk in flour, milk and broth until smooth.
  5. Add drained potatoes, season with salt and pepper and bring to a soft boil.
  6. Stir in sour cream, cheese and bacon. Bring to a boil then remove from heat. 

Serve the creamy potato soup with your favorite toppings!

Step-by-step collage how to make loaded potato soup.

What Toppings are Good for Potato Bacon Soup?

You can top the creamy with your favorite toppings to make it a truly loaded soup! Here are some options:

  • Bacon bits
  • Shredded cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Diced avocado
  • Cooked corn kernels
  • Croutons
  • Green onion or chives

Two bowls of soup topped with a spoon and potato soup toppings.

Loaded potato soup is comfort food at its finest. You’re going to love the combination of flavors in the soup. Every bite is loaded with creamy soup with chunks of potatoes, bacon, and cheese.

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Loaded Potato Soup

4.98 from 38 votes
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Potato Soup garnished with cheese, chives, bacon and sour cream in a pot

Easy recipe for creamy Loaded Potato Soup. Chunks of potatoes in a cheesy soup base with sour cream and bacon is pure comfort food!

Author: Valentina Ablaev
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $6-$10
Keyword: potato soup
Cuisine: American
Course: Lunch, Soup
Calories: 428 kcal
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 large potatoes peeled and cubed
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 8 oz bacon bite-sized pieces
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • ½ med onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup mild or sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • ¼ tsp pepper or to taste
  • green onions to serve

Instructions

  1. Place sliced potatoes into a stockpot and completely cover with 1" of water. Season with ½ tsp salt and cook 8-10 minutes or until potatoes pierce easily with a knife then drain. 

  2. Meanwhile, saute bacon in a dutch oven until crispy then transfer to a plate, reserving 1 Tbsp bacon grease in the pot. 

  3. Add 4 Tbsp butter and chopped onions then sautee until tender. Add garlic and cook another minute until fragrant. 

  4. Quickly whisk in the flour. Slowly add 2 1/2 cups milk and 2 1/2 cups broth, whisking constantly then bring to a soft boil. 

  5. Add drained potatoes and season soup with 1 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper or season to taste. 

  6. Stir in 3/4 cup sour cream, 1 cup shredded cheddar, and half half of your cooked bacon (reserving the rest for serving). Bring to a boil then remove from heat and serve with your favorite toppings. 

Nutrition Facts
Loaded Potato Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 428 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 65mg22%
Sodium 1632mg71%
Potassium 877mg25%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 770IU15%
Vitamin C 17.4mg21%
Calcium 335mg34%
Iron 5.3mg29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Valentina Ablaev

I am Valentina, the creator behind the food blog Valentina’s Corner where I share our family’s favorite recipes. When I am not in the kitchen, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband and 5 children. We invite you to join us on our blogging journey!

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  • Katharina
    April 3, 2021

    Loved the bacon with the sour cream and cheddar! Those flavors really stood out against the nice creamy base and were absolutely delicious together. Yet another winner of a recipe! <3

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 3, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Katharina! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Anna
    March 14, 2021

    A new family favorite! Easy to make and delicious. Thank you for all your amazing recipes! You are my favorite food blogger when I am looking for an inspiration when I am unsure “what’s for dinner” 🙂

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 14, 2021

      You are very welcome! Thank you for trusting my recipes, Anna. I appreciate your good comments and feedback.

      Reply

  • Jeanie
    March 10, 2021

    Hi, I would love to try this recipe but I don’t like onions. Could I use onion powder and if so, how much do I use?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 10, 2021

      Hi Jeanie, I imagine that should work too. Just estimate it and add it little by little until you’re satisfied with the taste.

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  • Desi
    February 11, 2021

    Loved it. The only things I did differently was I used the leftovers I had from making potato skins. Also I had homemade ready prepared garlic butter. Left out the salt due to the salt content in the butter, bacon, sour cream and cheddar cheese. It was delicious and a keeper.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 11, 2021

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review.

      Reply

  • Angela
    February 6, 2021

    Is it necessary to cook the potatoes first or can I just add them to the liquid and let them cook that way

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 6, 2021

      Hi Angela, we found this is the best way to cook them and not impact the other ingredients and textures.

      Reply

  • dani
    January 22, 2021

    Making it now for first time. Used russet potatoes and taking a lot longer than 8-10 minutes to soften. Anyone have this issue?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 23, 2021

      Hi Dani, I’m curious if the potatoes are not fully “ripe” or larger, causing it to take longer? The heat source matters also. I hope it worked out for you!

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      • dANIELLA
        January 30, 2021

        Worked great. My mistake was pieces were a bit too big. I just made it again and it is delish. BEST SOUP EVER!!!

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          January 30, 2021

          I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

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  • Elaine Ireland
    January 22, 2021

    I made the potato soup but it’s not thick at all I followed the recipe to a t not sure what happened any suggestions?

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    • Natasha
      January 23, 2021

      Hi Elaine, could there have been any changes in the proportions of liquid ingredients?

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    • Linda Eberhardt
      February 18, 2021

      You can make a slurry by whisking 1/2 cup cornstarch with 1/3 cup cold water or chicken stock in a bowl and slowly whisk it into soup. It should thicken up almost immediately.

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  • Elaine Sugarman
    January 22, 2021

    This soup is so tasty and filling and takes 30 minutes to make!My family loves it and we make it often.Your recipes are a lifesaver!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 22, 2021

      That is the best when the family loves what we moms make. That’s so great!

      Reply

  • Alena
    January 8, 2021

    Would you recommend using chicken if I don’t have bacon?

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    • Natasha
      January 8, 2021

      Hi Alena, I think that could work. You could also use diced ham.

      Reply

  • Shawn
    January 5, 2021

    I love soup – and your recipes are the best! I usually bring a big crockpot of soup for our church fellowship after services. Can I use a crockpot for your recipes or would it be best to cook in a dutch oven and then transfer to a crockpot to keep warm? Just trying to cut back on pots and pans.
    Thank you Shawn

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    • Natasha
      January 5, 2021

      Hi Shawn, that should work fine.

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      • Shawn
        January 5, 2021

        I’m sorry could you please clarify your answer. Is it fine to cook it in a crockpot to start with or just to keep it warm. Thank you

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        • Natasha
          January 5, 2021

          Hi Shawn, I haven’t experimented with cooking the entire soup in a crockpot so I can’t advise on that but it should be fine to keep warm.

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  • Donya
    January 3, 2021

    This didn’t turn out that great for me. It had a curdled texture and I even added some of the hot milk/broth slowly to the sour cream in a bowl to temper it before added it to the pot.

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    • Natasha
      January 3, 2021

      Hi Donya, I haven’t had that experience – did you possibly use a fat-free sour cream or change any other ingredients?

      Reply

  • Heidi.
    January 2, 2021

    So sorry if I missed this in one of your reviews…but at what point do I add in the reserved bacon grease?

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    • Natasha
      January 2, 2021

      Hi Heidi, I just continue cooking with the grease in the pot. I clarified that in the recipe card also.

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      • Heidi S.
        January 2, 2021

        Just re-read your recipe. Yes, it’s clearly states that. I made my bacon in the oven so that’s where I missed that step.
        I made this soup today and it was so good. Also, my neighbors plowed my driveway and I had plenty to give them a taste of it. Thumb’s up from all!!
        So excited to try more of your recipes.

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          January 2, 2021

          I’m glad it worked out, and you enjoyed that. Thank you for that wonderful review.

          Reply

  • Bradley Doyle
    December 26, 2020

    Just made this. Delicious!!! Been following you trying to learn how to cook. Thank you.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 26, 2020

      I’m so inspired reading your review. Thank you!

      Reply

  • Nancy T.
    December 17, 2020

    Bought too many potatoes, so needed a recipe to use them up. Looked at other recipes, but have used this site before (cross rolls) & enjoyed the site and product, so tried this. Big hit! My husband and parents loved the soup. Absolutely delicious! Highly recommend.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 17, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Anne Dee
    December 16, 2020

    Does this freeze well? I have lots of potatoes that I need to use before we travel for a few weeks

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 16, 2020

      Hi Anne, I haven’t tried but I think that would work fine to freeze.

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    • Karen Reed
      March 15, 2021

      No! Potatoes do not freeze well. Highly advise against it. They become a watery sponge.

      Reply

  • Rebecca
    December 7, 2020

    This soup is fabulous! It is so good. I’ve tried other chowder type soups and have never reached this level of perfection.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 7, 2020

      That’s just awesome, Rebecca! Thank you so much for that wonderful feedback!

      Reply

  • Amy Huttner
    November 27, 2020

    I have made this and did enjoy, I do wonder about cutting back on the sour cream. Not all the kids are sour cream fans and I did feel you could taste it. What should I increase to balance the flavor?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 27, 2020

      Hi Amy, I have not tried a substitution but here is what one of our readers wrote: “I used plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream because that’s what I had. Whisked it with some soup in a separate bowl then added to pot. DELICIOUS! Will definitely make again! Thanks for a great recipe!” I hope it helps.

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  • Frank Jurgens
    November 22, 2020

    This is a great recipe. Simple, quick, and all ingredients that I keep on hand. I’ve made it twice and it is a big hit. Thanks.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 22, 2020

      You’re welcome, Frank. Thanks for your good comments and feedback!

      Reply

  • Dahla
    November 19, 2020

    Great recipe, this is a keeper! I added some “Better than Bouillon” and extra seasonings (such as garlic and onion powder and a no salt blend for added flavor). I also added some heavy cream because, well why not!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 19, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoeyd that, Dahla!

      Reply

  • Colette Vandekerkhove
    November 17, 2020

    Can you tell me if this recipe is freezer friendly.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 17, 2020

      Hi Colette, I haven’t tried but I think that would work fine to freeze.

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  • Joan Montpetit
    November 11, 2020

    Made your potato soup for the first time. My husband loves it.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 11, 2020

      I’m glad to hear that. Thanks for sharing, Joan!

      Reply

  • Asya
    November 6, 2020

    This is my 22nd recipe of yours I’ve made, and LOVED!!! I have never been a potato fan, but this soup is loaded with flavour!!! Thanks again for making our dinner time so wonderful and our tummy’s so happy!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 7, 2020

      WOW! I’m so happy you love our recipes! Thank you so much for the fantastic review and your encouraging words. I am smiling big reading your comment

      Reply

  • Jean
    November 4, 2020

    Love potato soup.My granddaughter is coming to stay for a few days. Would love to make this ahead and freeze. Is this possible .

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 4, 2020

      Hi Jean, I haven’t tried but I think that would work fine to freeze.

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      • Lisa Andrasko
        December 2, 2020

        Anything milk based doesn’t freeze well. It will turn out grainy when thawed.

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        • Landon
          January 20, 2021

          This has been my experience too. Any soup I want to make or freeze that has milk or cream in it I make up to the point of adding the milk or cream. My husband can’t tolerate the dairy in a soup. It will make him sick every time. What we do is dish it up & then whoever wants the milk or cream can add a splash to their bowl before we eat it. Same for freezing, no milk in it to freeze, but added to the bowl when serving.

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  • sjohns
    October 28, 2020

    Absolutely loved how easy this was and how amazing it came out! Ive already shared with a few friends and I know they won’t regret trying it!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 29, 2020

      That’s so nice of you! Thanks for sharing this recipe to your friends, I hope this becomes a favorite for them too!

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  • Selene Humphrey
    October 25, 2020

    I was looking for a good potato soup recipe, since I had a really delicious one from this restaurant one time.

    This was perfect very easy to follow and absolutely delicious.

    Thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 25, 2020

      You are more than welcome, Selene. Thank you for your great review, we appreciate it!

      Reply

  • Nancy B.
    October 23, 2020

    This recipe was delicious and easy to prepare. Will make it again definitely a keeper

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 24, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that Nancy!

      Reply

  • Dianne
    October 14, 2020

    Natasha,
    I’m so enjoying your recipes. They are so full of wonderful flavors. Your directions are always so clear and easy to follow. Thank you for making meal time so much easier!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 14, 2020

      You’re welcome, Dianne! I’m so happy this has been helpful!

      Reply

  • Lily
    October 13, 2020

    If I am going to add carrots when should I do that?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 13, 2020

      Hi Lily, I haven’t tried this with carrots to advise but I bet that could work. If you experiment I would love to know how you like that!

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  • Abir
    October 6, 2020

    Always fantastic recipes On Natasha kitchen . Easy , fast and Very delicious …Thank you Natasha you are the best 👍🏼

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 6, 2020

      You’re so nice! Thank you for that wonderful compliment!

      Reply

  • Nancy Geier
    September 10, 2020

    What do you do with the tablespoon of bacon grease that you reserve when cooking the bacon? When is it added?

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    • Natasha
      September 11, 2020

      Hi Nancy, we just keep it in the pot to continue sauteeing the next ingredients.

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  • Missy
    July 30, 2020

    This was amazing. I used diced ham steak instead of bacon. So thick and creamy and filling. We loved it!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 30, 2020

      So awesome to hear that you enjoyed this soup! Thank you so much for your great feedback.

      Reply

  • Sibel
    May 22, 2020

    having some problems with potato size. How large exactly is al ‘large’ potato? Can you specify weights?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 22, 2020

      Hi Sibel, A large potato is generally 3 to 4.25″ in diameter or 8-12oz. I hope that helps.

      Reply

  • Grace
    May 19, 2020

    I don’t have sour cream, can I use plain Greek yogurt?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 19, 2020

      Hi Grace, I honestly haven’t tried that yet to advise. Please share with us how it goes if you do an experiment!

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      • Grace
        May 21, 2020

        I made the soup yesterday. I used plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream because that’s what I had. Whisked it with some soup in a separate bowl then added to pot. DELICIOUS! Will definitely make again! Thanks for a great recipe!

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          May 21, 2020

          I’m so glad you enjoyed that Grace!

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  • Madison B
    May 10, 2020

    Just made this. Super tasty! I added a half can of corn just because i love corn and mashed potatoes, went together nicely. Also love the idea of avocado as a topper. Great Recipe!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 10, 2020

      That is an awesome idea, thank you for sharing!

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  • Pam
    April 23, 2020

    I was just wondering if in place of the chicken broth, how about using the same amount of water from the potatoe water?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 23, 2020

      That may work, Pam. I haven’t tested that to advise and we do prefer the broth for flavor. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

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  • Linda Mikunda
    March 31, 2020

    I am going to make potato soup and want to add diced ham instead of bacon ! Do I still need a Tbsp of bacon grease ?

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    • Natasha
      March 31, 2020

      Hi Linda, you can just use oil or butter if you prefer without needing to cook bacon to get bacon grease for the recipe. The bacon grease adds a little bit of flavor but the recipe would still work great without it.

      Reply

  • Deborah
    March 29, 2020

    Can I possibly use almond milk for this recipe!? It’s all I have right now.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 29, 2020

      Hello Deborah, I haven’t personally tried using almond milk for this recipe yet but I imagine that should also work. If you do an experiment and try please share with us how it goes!

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    • Ash
      May 1, 2020

      It works perfectly. Just tried it out. The flour is a thickener, and the butter and bacon grease add fat to it, so it functions just like milk.

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  • Nancy Westfall
    March 28, 2020

    I use frozen hash brown potatoes with skins. Microwave 8 minutes. Really fast and easy!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 28, 2020

      That’s a great tip! Thank you for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • Patty
    March 18, 2020

    Can the potato soup be frozen?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 18, 2020

      Hi Patty, I haven’t tried but I think that would work fine to freeze.

      Reply

  • cindy Hoeffel
    March 16, 2020

    I have everything except whole milk. Can I user 1%? Can I add half n half? If so how much? Thank you

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 16, 2020

      Hi Cindy, I have not tried it with 1% but it will work well with 2% milk. Here’s what one of our readers wrote that may be helpful: “This was fabulous! I didn’t have whole milk so I used 3 parts 2% and 1 part half and half and used the Instant Pot stirring in the sour cream and cheese after 10 minutes cook time. Can’t wait to try it as a Clam Chowder!”

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      • Cindy and Eric Hoeffel
        March 16, 2020

        Thank you so much. This will be the 3rd night in a row I have made your recipes. Love them and you for posting all these wonderful easy recipes. My husband is making them with me..Good couple time.

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          March 16, 2020

          That’s so great!

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  • Daniella
    March 7, 2020

    Haven’t made it yet but want to. Which potatoes work best. I get so confused here in USA where there are multiple types. In South Africa where I grew up a potato was a potato!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 7, 2020

      Hi Danielle, please see this note in the recipe “Potatoes – you can use Russet, Idaho or Yukon gold potatoes. NOTE: If you’re using Yukon potatoes, the skin may be left on.” I hope this helps.

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      • Kim
        December 7, 2020

        Russet potatoes work best in my opinion

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  • Deb willms
    March 3, 2020

    I’ve made this and it’s excellent. On really cold blustery days I add a finely chopped roasted red pepper and some cayenne powder to give it a kick. The family loves it. They love it like this too. My most asked for soup.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 3, 2020

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite Deb!

      Reply

  • Janet Oresick
    February 28, 2020

    This soup looks amazing…but that sodium level is really high!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 28, 2020

      Thank you for that feedback, Janet.

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  • Virginija
    February 26, 2020

    When I am get confused and not clear what comes after what, recipe is not detailed enough then I know that must be not Natasha’s recipe…😒. Natasha please, if you put it on your page, please check that directions are at your level of standards. Thank you! Love your stuff!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 26, 2020

      Sure Virginija I always do. Don’t forget to click also on “Jump to recipe” to easily see the ingredients and the steps.

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  • Susie Zabala
    February 9, 2020

    I made your Clam Chowder soup tonight for my hubby and I. We loved it. Delicious
    Thank you so much..

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 10, 2020

      Thank you so much for sharing Susie. I am so happy to know that you both loved this recipe!

      Reply

  • Olena
    January 19, 2020

    I followed the recipe to a T. It is so good, so hearty, and so much flavor. Love it!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 20, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Olena!

      Reply

  • Destiny
    January 14, 2020

    I doubled the recipe. One problem I encountered was the soup turned out grainy in appearance. I wonder if this is because of the sour cream being cold going into the hot pot? Just trying to troubleshoot what I did wrong.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 14, 2020

      Hi Destiny, I have not had that experience but I am happy to troubleshoot. The sour cream itself should not be grainy after being added to the soup. It is best to give it a good mix to let it mix well. I’ wondering if it has anything to do with the type of potatoes? Was anything altered in the recipe?

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      • Linda
        January 21, 2020

        try to add the sour cream w/ some of the soup cooled for a few minutes like you would thicken a gravy…

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    • Janet Oresick
      February 28, 2020

      That happens to me sometimes when I put 1/2 & 1/2 coffee creamer into my coffee–if the creamer is close to the expiration date. Was your sour cream close to out-dating?

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    • pauline morris
      September 9, 2020

      ALWAYS START YOUR POTATOES IN COLD WATER THEY WILL COOK EVEN. IF YOU START THEM IN HOT WATER THE POTATOES WILL COOK FROM THE OUTSIDE IN & WILL BE GRAINY. I ALSO ADD I CAN OF EVAPORATED MILK IT MAKES IT RICH PLUS 2 CANS OF CREAM OF CELERY SOUP THE LAST 20 MINUTES…..AWESOME!!!

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        September 9, 2020

        Thank you for sharing that with us Pauline.

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  • Lisa Gilly
    January 3, 2020

    Natasha, this is the potato soup I’ve been searching for! The search has now ended. Exactly the way I want a potato soup to be! Perfection!
    I seriously have been making one of your recipes every night for the last two weeks! Not a bad one yet.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 3, 2020

      Hi Lisa, That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

      Reply

  • shelley
    December 22, 2019

    Does it work well if doubling the recipe?

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    • Natasha
      December 22, 2019

      Hi Shelley, that should work fine, just keep in mind the heating times would be a little longer since a double portion would take longer to heat up and cook.

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  • Donna Carone
    December 10, 2019

    Excellent. Devine. I was raised on potato soup, as were my kids, but Mom’s was never this delicious! Made exactly as written. Fried extra bacon bits as that’s how we roll.

    Natasha has not disappointed with any of my attempts at her recipes.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 10, 2019

      Isn’t that the best when kids eat what we moms make? That’s so great!

      Reply

  • Marissa
    December 9, 2019

    So excited to try this! All I have is 2% milk. Do you think I will have to add anything extra to make it more creamy in lieu of whole milk?

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  • Linda Sharp
    December 5, 2019

    Yum! I have tried many potato soup recipes, this is the best!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 5, 2019

      I’m so glad to hear it, Linda! Thank you for that wonderful feedback.

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      • Lesly
        December 18, 2019

        I have to make a mirepoix, I need the “holy food trinity” in soups like this. I also added some cayenne pepper to give it a bit more kick. Then I just “rough” mashed the potatoes in with the cheese. Came out thick, rich and very flavourful. Will be making this again for sure!

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          December 18, 2019

          That’s so great, Lesly!! Thank you for that awesome review!

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  • CK
    November 30, 2019

    This was fabulous! I didn’t have whole milk so I used 3 parts 2% and 1 part half and half and used the Instant Pot stirring in the sour cream and cheese after 10 minutes cook time. Can’t wait to try it as a Clam Chowder!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 1, 2019

      I’m so glad that worked out for you, Ck! That’s so great.

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    • Haley
      December 11, 2019

      How many cups is a serving ?

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        December 11, 2019

        Hi Haley, I wish I had measured it that way. I imagine it would be a cup to a cup and a half per serving.

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  • A
    November 23, 2019

    I don’t have sour cream on hand. Was wondering if it will make a big difference if not used?

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    • Renee Hooey
      April 7, 2020

      I use buttermilk if out of sour cream.

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  • Pearl
    November 20, 2019

    Nice on a cool weather evening.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 20, 2019

      It sure is Pearl! I hope you give this recipe a try soon!

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  • Paula Lord
    November 17, 2019

    Followed the recipe exactly as written, and it came out delicious! It was my first time having/cooking potato soup.Thanks for the recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 18, 2019

      Thank you for that wonderful review, Paula! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!

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  • Gloria
    November 13, 2019

    Delicious and easy! Makes a great cream soup when I blended the potatoes in it with an immersion blender. By picky child loved seeing the bacon and cheese on top and ate a whole bowl! We enjoyed as dinner with warm bread

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 13, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review!

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  • Jennifer Lamontagne
    November 10, 2019

    Can you use frozen potatoes to make this? Such as diced frozen potatoes?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 11, 2019

      Hi Jennifer, I haven’t tested that but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe

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  • Katie
    October 30, 2019

    Would you be able to cook this in the crockpot?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 31, 2019

      Hi Katie, I haven’t tested that to advise. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe

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  • Greg Pavich
    October 20, 2019

    Just made it and it was awesome. Thanks again for providing another outstanding recipe. They never fail

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 20, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Greg!

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  • Natalya S.
    October 14, 2019

    This will definitely be on rotation for cold season soups. Loved it! Both me and hubby got seconds and i almost licked the bowl afterwards!! And our 2 year old did not complain one bit, but all his soup and said it was good

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 15, 2019

      That is the best when kids love what we moms make. That’s so great!

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  • Felicia
    October 10, 2019

    What is the reserved bacon grease for? (PS- I love you and all of your videos!!)

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    • Natasha
      October 11, 2019

      Hi Felicia, you want to keep 1 Tbsp of bacon grease in the pot to continue cooking with and discard an excess grease. You can keep all of it in the pot if you prefer a richer potato soup.

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  • Cindy
    October 7, 2019

    Would I be able to use white potatoes?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 7, 2019

      I haven’t tested that but I imagine it should work.

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  • lisa
    October 6, 2019

    how many lbs of potatoes do you use?

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  • Kat Campbell
    September 30, 2019

    Modified to add tons of frozen vegetables, chicken and fresh spinach! Love the whole thing, the flavor of the base is yummy and the bacon adds a nice element

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 30, 2019

      That’s so great, Kat! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!

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    • Donna
      October 6, 2019

      Can this be frozen

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      • Natasha
        October 6, 2019

        Hi Donna, I haven’t tried but I think that would work fine to freeze.

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  • Jill
    September 15, 2019

    Hi Natasha! If I choose to use heavy cream instead of the roux, in what step and how would I incorporate it? Beginner cook here! Looking forward to your reply

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  • Megan
    September 11, 2019

    Made this recipe. Did take a bit longer but it was absolutely delicious! We added frozen corn to it as well!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 12, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

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  • Carolyn
    September 8, 2019

    So Delicious! Will definitely be making this again and again:)

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 9, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!

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  • Jen
    September 6, 2019

    I have red potatoes from the garden. Do you think they will work okay?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 6, 2019

      Hi Jen, I haven’t tested that but I imagine it will work. If you experiment, please let me know how you like that.

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    • Rebecca
      October 6, 2019

      Just made this and it was delicious! My husband and I LOVE your recipes! Thanks so much!

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        October 7, 2019

        That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Rebecca!

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  • Nat
    August 9, 2019

    This is the second recipe that we’ve tried from Valentina and absolutely loved! The soup was so easy to make and it was delicious!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 10, 2019

      Thank you so much for sharing that with us, Nat! So glad you enjoyed that!

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  • Dee
    May 16, 2019

    Can heavy cream be used? Would it be good?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 17, 2019

      Hi Dee, I haven’t tried this with heavy cream but that should work. If you experiment please let me know how you like that.

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  • Jennifer
    May 16, 2019

    BEST POTATO SOUP EVER!!! My family loved it! 🙂

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 16, 2019

      I’m so happy you all enjoyed that! Thank you for sharing that with me Jennifer!

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  • Emma Stone
    May 16, 2019

    Such a luscious starter and that too when the weather is so chilly outside. My husband and kids loved your soup so much. Thanks a ton for sharing this!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 16, 2019

      You’re so welcome, Emma! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe!

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  • Jocelyn
    May 15, 2019

    Wow! This soup was so creamy and delicious! I loved the bacon in it!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 15, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

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  • krissy
    May 14, 2019

    potato soup is one of my favorite comfort foods in the winter. this version is so delicious, creamy and full of mouthwatering flavor. well done.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 14, 2019

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Krissy! I’m so happy you enjoyed that.

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  • Kristyn
    May 14, 2019

    Ok, even though it’s warm here, I want this! It’s one of my favorites! It’s full of so much flavor & easy to make!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 14, 2019

      That’s so great! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

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  • Beth Pierce
    May 14, 2019

    Made this for dinner last night and it was a hit all around the table! Going to have it again, this evening!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 14, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review, Beth!

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