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Easy Potato Soup Recipe


  • 4 jumbo potatoes 6-7 regular sized potatoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 5-10 cloves of garlic this is a taste preference
  • 6 cups of chicken stock
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 pound of bacon
  • 1/2 c of bacon grease
  • 2 tbsp of butter
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Optional:
  • Cheese of your choice we used sharp cheddar this time
  • Sour cream


  • Fry the bacon and reserve the bacon grease.
  • Pour the chicken broth and water into a large pot and heat to boiling.
  • Peel, rinse, and chop the potatoes.
  • When the broth is boiling, put the potatoes into the pot and cook until tender.
  • While the potatoes are cooking, melt the butter in a pan, dice the onion and saute it in the butter until it is translucent.
  • Dice the garlic and add it to the onions and butter and saute for a few minutes.
  • When the potatoes are finished cooking, add the onions and garlic to the pot.
  • Pour in the bacon grease.
  • With an immersion blender, blend the potatoes until the soup is the desired thickness.
  • Crumble bacon into the soup.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • You can add cheese and sour cream directly to the pot if everyone likes it or put it on individual servings like we do here.
  • Enjoy!