Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Tasty Tuesday: Pioneer Woman's Perfect Potato Soup.

I'm always a little skeptical when I make homemade soups. For some reason they don't always turn out as delicious as I hope (except for my favorite lasagna soup). But this one can be added to the "this is so good it tastes like it's from a restaurant" category. Hurry and make it before the warm front comes through this weekend!
 Pioneer Woman's Perfect Potato Soup
Recipe and photo found here
This recipe makes 12 servings so I cut everything in half.
6 slices Thin Bacon, Cut Into 1-inch Pieces
1 whole Medium Onion, Diced
3 whole Carrots, Scrubbed Clean And Diced
3 stalks Celery, Diced
6 whole Small Russet Potatoes, Peeled And Diced
8 cups Low Sodium Chicken Or Vegetable Broth
3 Tablespoons All-purpose Flour
1 cup Milk
1/2 cup Heavy Cream
1/2 teaspoon Salt, More To Taste
Black Pepper To Taste
1/2 teaspoon Cajun Spice Mix
1 teaspoon Minced Fresh Parsley
1 cup Grated Cheese Of Your Choice
Add bacon pieces to a soup pot over medium heat and cook bacon until crisp and fat is rendered. Remove the bacon from the pot and set it aside. Pour off most of the grease, but do not clean the pot.
Return the hot to medium-high heat and add the onions, carrots, and celery. Stir and cook for 2 minutes or so, then add the diced potatoes. Cook for 5 minutes, seasoning with salt, pepper, and Cajun spice.
Pour in the broth and bring it to a gentle boil. Cook for 10 minutes, or until the potatoes are starting to get tender. Whisk together the flour and the milk, then pour into the soup and allow the soup to cook for another 5 minutes.
Remove half to 2/3 the soup and blend in a blender/food process until completely smooth. Pour it back into the soup pot and stir to combine. Let it heat back up as you taste for seasonings, adding more of what it needs. Stir in cream, then stir in parsley, reserving a little for garnish.
Serve in bowls garnished with parsley, grated cheese and crisp bacon pieces.


  1. Mmmmm this sounds awesome (and easy!) Can't wait to try it!


  2. I love a good potato soup in the winter, and Pioneer Woman has never let me down, cannot wait to try thiis recipe.

  3. Ooooh this looks reaaaaally good.
    I also did a recipe post today on my blog--check it out :)
    Jenn@ Going the Distance

  4. I love the Pioneer Woman!! She has the yummiest stuff, but I am with ya on being skeptical about trying new soups!! I am the exact same way!

  5. Yurm! I tried her recipes for cheesy corn chowder and corn chowder with chilis recently and it was amazing. Definitely a winter staple, R doesn't care much for soup and he ate most of the pot! I need to try this one soon!