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Creamy Potato Bacon Soup

Thick and hearty Creamy Potato Bacon Soup is perfect for a cool winter day.  Top it with cheddar cheese and green onions for an extra boost of flavor!

Creamy Potato Bacon Soup is perfect for dinner or a quick lunch! | This Gal Cooks

I LOVE potato soup. I mean, who doesn’t? Creamy Potato Bacon Soup is hard to dislike. I have attempted many potato soup recipes and finally tweaked the recipe enough times to be able to produce an awesome batch of potato soup! This recipe is inspired by La Madeleine’s Country Potato Soup Recipe. I’ve altered the ingredients to my liking.

Creamy Potato Bacon Soup

Creamy Potato Bacon Soup

Creamy Potato Bacon Soup

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 2.5lb of golden potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 8oz of bacon, diced
  • 2 leeks, sliced
  • 1/3 cup of white wine
  • 32oz of chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup of whipping cream
  • 3 tbsp of butter or margarine
  • 1/2 tbsp of ground thyme
  • Garlic Powder - to taste
  • Salt - to taste


  1. Peel and dice the potatoes. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Add the diced potatoes to the water and cook until they are tender. Do not over cook. You do not want to end up with mashed potatoes.
  3. While the potatoes are cooking, bring a large pot to medium high heat and add the bacon. Cook 5 minutes. Drain the bacon and reserve some of the bacon grease for use in the soup (about 1tbsp) Return the bacon to the pan. Add the white wine and deglaze the pot. Add the leeks, thyme and garlic powder (add a small amount, you will add more later) to the pot. Add the 1tbsp of reserved bacon grease to the pot. Stir.
  4. Once the potatoes are done cooking, add a little more than half of them to a large mixing bowl. Add the butter, half of the broth and the bacon mixture to the bowl. With a hand-held mixer/puree device, puree the mixture.
  5. Add the mixture back to the pot and add the remaining potatoes and broth. Mix well.
  6. Mix in salt and garlic powder to taste. I suggest adding a little at a time, stirring, tasting and then adding more if needed.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 507 Total Fat: 27g Saturated Fat: 13g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 12g Cholesterol: 78mg Sodium: 1424mg Carbohydrates: 46g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 5g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 20g


Try this Slow Cooker Potato Ham and Leek Soup

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Or this Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Soup

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18 comments on “Creamy Potato Bacon Soup”

  1. That looks so yummy! Great job. :)

  2. Thank you, Jess! I know you love potato soup! I think you would like this one. :)

  3. I love a good soup – and this looks and sounds delightful :) Pinned!

  4. Thank you! It is very delicious! :)

  5. Thank you for visiting and pinning! :)

  6. Julie Ann,
    This soup looks delish! I love a bowl of good soup :) Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday last week. I can't wait to see what you link up this week. Have a wonderful weekend.


  7. Michelle,
    This soup is awesome! Sometimes I make it with turkey bacon rather than regular bacon and it's still just as good but with less calories! Can't wait to link up to your next party!

  8. Yum! I could lick the screen! lol. I love potato soup :D Great recipe–pinning it, now :)

    Oh, I'm visiting from the hop. I'm :) Thanks for the comment & follow on my blog!

  9. Thank you so much for stopping by! :)

  10. Would you believe that Potato Soup is one of those foods I refused to eat growing up?! Now? I love it – with bacon and cheese! Yum! Thank you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends this week, Julie :)

  11. okay, it's official, this is my lunch today!

  12. I'm so excited that I'm going to finally get the chance to try this recipe! The last time I planned on cooking it, we had a minor emergency with my grandfather, so I didn't get the chance. Now, I have all my ingredients ready, AND the weather has cooled down. I love hot soup on cool days and can't wait to try it!

  13. Thank you so much for linking up to Sunday's Sweet Confessions over at mommy's sweet confessions! Have a great day!

  14. I love what you did to the soup. Very nice changes. I love those gold potatoes.

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  16. Yeah its amazing! I am goin gto make it as u said! Thanks for sharing!