Creamy bacon and potato soup

    55 min

    A wonderfully hearty soup, which is perfect for the cold winter months. Bacon is simmered with potatoes in a thick and creamy white soup base. Serve with crusty fresh bread, if desired.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 6 rashers streaky bacon, diced
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon plain flour
    • 1.5 litres chicken stock
    • 6 potatoes, thinly sliced
    • 20g instant mash
    • 250ml single cream

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Saute bacon and onions, in a medium frying pan, until browned. Set aside.
    2. Over low heat, in a medium saucepan, cook flour until pasty. Slowly add chicken stock and bring to the boil.
    3. Stir in bacon and onion mixture, potatoes and instant mash. Simmer for 30 minutes and then blend in single cream. Serve.

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    The soup is good. The instructions, on the other hand, need some clarifing. Putting flour in a pan & cooking it til "pasty"? What's that all about? I think most of us realize the idea was to make a roux. Anyway, it was delicious with only 4 slices of bacon. I would definately make this again.  -  26 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was just about THE best potato soup I've ever had! My husband raved about it. The only thing I added was a couple of stalks of finely chopped celery and 1 tsp of chopped garlic (I put it in just about everything, though). This one is definitely a keeper!!!!  -  13 Feb 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Thank you for the base to a great soup. The only thing I omitted was the flour. For the instant potatoes I used 1 packet of garlic and cheddar along with 3 med size potatoes grated like hash browns, two cans of cream of celery and a little pepper. I also only used the meat from the bacon, none of the fat and only half a med size onion. My whole family loves it!  -  24 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)