Cheesy One-Dish Potato Soup

By Jason
January 21, 2014
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Cheesy One-Dish Potato Soup

Author Notes:

I've always been a fan of potato soup. Here is my version.


Serves: 8-12

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely diced
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 6 cups whole milk
  • 8 cups potatoes, peeled, diced in 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 ounces of each of the following, shredded: Cheddar, Mozzarella, Colby Jack, Provolone, Parmesan
  1. (All cooking is done on medium heat)
  2. In a large saucepan, cook bacon until crispy. Remove bacon to paper towel; leave grease in pan. Crumble bacon and save for later.
  3. Add butter to pan; deglaze, scraping all bits of bacon off bottom with a spatula.
  4. Add onions to butter/grease; cook 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally until brown (caramelized)
  5. Remove onions. but leave grease.
  6. Add flour, cook 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  7. Add one cup of milk; deglaze.
  8. Add remaining milk, cooked onions, crumbled bacon, and salt. Stir.
  9. Add potatoes, stirring occasionally until potatoes are fork-tender, approximately 20-30 minutes.
  10. Whisk soup to desired consistency (I like mine creamy).
  11. Add cheeses, and salt/pepper to taste.

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