Easy Potato Soup

Easy Potato Soup - It’s easy, rich and flavorful, you’re going to love making this homemade potato soup all winter long!

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– 1 lb bacon cut into tiny pieces – 1 medium onion chopped – 2 cloves garlic finely copped – 4 cups golden potatoes about 2 lb, skin washed and cut into cubes – 2 medium carrots peeled and diced – 3 cups chicken broth homemade or use water, more if needed – 1 teaspoon sea salt – 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper – 1/4 cup parsley finely chopped, more for garnish Thick Sauce – 1 stick butter about 1/2 cup – 1/2 cup flour – 4 cups milk whole milk – salt & pepper to taste For Garnish – 1 cup cheddar cheese – 1/2 cup chives finely chopped

Step 1

Into the pot add bacon and saute over medium heat until browned, stirring few times, about 5-10 minutes. Transfer onto a plate lined with paper towel.

Step 2

Leave 2 tablespoons of bacon grease inside the pot then add 1 chopped onion, saute for 5 minutes, stirring few times. Next add garlic and saute for 1 minute, stirring few times.

Step 3

Now, add 4 cups of potatoes, 2 diced carrots, chicken broth (the broth should barely cover the potatoes), salt and cayenne pepper. Bring it to a boil, turn down the heat to a simmer and simmer for 20 minutes, or until potatoes are cooked thru. Using a potato masher mash the soup to your desired texture.

Step 4

While soup is cooking, in a sauce pan melt 1 stick of butter, once it is melted add 1/2 cup of flour, stir until everything is combined for 1-3 minutes.

Step 5

Next, slowly pour in milk, a little bit at a time, stirring continuously with a whisk. Once you whisk in all of the milk, season with salt and pepper and add parsley, bring it to a boil, stirring continuously. Once it starts boiling remove from the heat.

Step 6

Add the thick sauce to the soup and give it a good mix, once it starts boiling remove from the heat and serve with cheddar cheese, bacon and chopped parsley. Enjoy!

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