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Creamy Potato Soup

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.


  • 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


  • In soup pot of choice, crisp and brown bacon pieces over medium heat.
  • Remove bacon from pot, leave bacon fat.
  • Add butter and melt in the pot. Add chopped onion and cook until tender.
  • Add garlic.
  • Slowly add flour and stir until smooth.
  • Stir diced potatoes, chicken broth, milk, heavy cream, salt, pepper and ancho chili powder into pot.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Cook until potatoes are tender, then reduce heat to simmer.
  • Puree about half the soup in a blender or kitchen tool of choice.
  • Return puree to pot and stir.
  • Add sour cream and bacon pieces to the pot stirring well.
  • Let simmer until ready to serve.
  • Scoop into a bowl and top with sour cream, bacon, cheddar cheese and chives.
  • Serve.


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.