Jon's Ultimate Potato Soup

An easy and delicious creamy potato soup recipe.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people


  • Hand Held Blender (Immersion Blender)


  • 6 Strips (Uncooked) Bacon cut into small pieces
  • 3 TBLS Butter (Salted)
  • 1 Medium Yellow Onion (Chopped)
  • 3 Large Garlic Cloves (minced)
  • Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 5 lbs Gold Potatoes (peeled and diced into pieces no larger than 1".
  • 4 Cups Chick Broth
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • Cup Heavy Cream
  • tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Pepper
  • ¼ tsp Chili Powder Optional


  • Place bacon pieces in a large Dutch Oven or soup pot over medium heat and cook until bacon is crisp and browned.
  • Remove bacon pieces and set aside, leaving the fat in the pot.
  • Add butter and chopped onion and cook over medium heat until onions are tender (3-5 minutes).
  • Add garlic and cook until fragrant (about 30 seconds).
  • Sprinkle the flour over the ingredients in the pot and stir until smooth (use whisk if needed).
  • Add 1/2 of the diced potatoes to the pot along with chicken broth, milk, heavy cream, salt, pepper, and ancho chili powder. Stir well.
  • Bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork (about 10 minutes). Puree until smooth with immersion blender.
  • In a separate pot boil the other half of the diced potatoes until tender. Drain and add to puree soup.
  • Add sour cream and bacon and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Top with additional sour cream, bacon, cheddar cheese, or chives. Enjoy!
Keyword Potato Soup