Mom’s Creamy Potato Soup

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Potato Soup.

As a kid I remember my Mom making this potato soup often. She’d be in the kitchen getting the ingredients all cut up and ready to boil. Then later you could smell the soup boiling away. Oh how I couldn’t wait till it was done. I loved my Mom’s potato soup. It was always so creamy. The bacon bits were such an added touch. It’s nice to have Mom’s recipe to carry on the tradition in my own home.

As I’ve learned to make this soup on my own I’ve realized it’s a pretty easy recipe to follow. Just get all the veggies all cut and ready to put into the pan to boil. Then just do as the rest of the recipe says. It’s easy as that. When it’s all ready then serve it for lunch or dinner. A garden lettuce goes really with this.

Mom's Creamy Potato Soup


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Serves: 6

  • 2 cups potatoes peeled and diced
  • 1 cup celery diced
  • 1 cup carrots diced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • ¼ cup Bacon Bits
  1. Boil celery, carrots, onions and potatoes in 4 cups of water for 15 - 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  2. Mix four tbsp of flour in 8 tbsp milk or water to make a paste. Add to vegetables and simmer for a 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in milk, salt and pepper. Heat until hot but do not boil.
  4. Then lastly add ½ cup bacon bits to flavor.


Soup Pan and Ladle

Having a nice big pot to make soup in is so important. Many times I’ve started out making a soup and had to change pans because it’s turned out bigger than I thought it would. A 6 quart soup pan is a pretty good size. There is enough room in the pan for stirring without it overflowing. I have an older soup pan that was my Moms that works for most soups I make but once in awhile I could use an even larger one.

Most ladles are pretty standard but having one with a good grip handle on it can make the world of difference. You don’t want one that has too slippery a handle either.

 Cooks Standard Stainless Steel Stockpot with Cover, 6-Quart OXO Good Grips Brushed Stainless Steel Ladle

 I Love Hot Soups Adult Apron


Cheryl is a true blue Wisconsinite with excellent writer skills, organization and experience. She writes about foods, crafts, product reviews plus anything else that catches her interest. She’s known as CherylFay and Jerzimom out on the web where she writes often. You can sample her articles here and find her at Cheryl Fay’s Corner and at The Writer’s Door.

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