Perfect Potato Soup For A Winter Day

Why not make soup for dinner tonight. It’s January, it’s cold and snowy. What could be better than a cheesy, bacony, potatoey bite of deliciousness. Try out this potato soup recipe. You’ll love it!potato soup recipe

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion ( I mince my onion and celery- I love the flavor added but not the texture)
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 5 cups diced peeled potatoes
  • 2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans chicken broth
  • 12 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese (I like the shredded cracker barrel cheese- extra sharp cheddar)
  • 1 pint light whipping cream
  • 2 cups water
  • 8 ounces of cooked bacon plus more for garnish
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley



  1. Chop onions and celery.
  2. In a large saucepan, sauté onion and celery in 4 ounces of butter until tender.
  3. Add potatoes and broth, bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes till potatoes are tender.
  5. In a small skillet, melt remaining 4 ounces of butter, add flour to make roux, cook roux over low heat until yellow blond in color and set aside.
  6. To cooked potato and broth mixture, add water, cream and roux stirring continuously until mixture thickens.
  7. Stir in the cheese, bacon bits, parsley, pepper and
  8. Cook over low heat until the cheese is melted, stir continuously and remove from heat when cheese is melted.
  9. Garnish with extra bacon, if desired. OR, toss it all into the crock pot on low for 6-8 hours. Add cheese in the last hour of cooking.

** Makes 5 servings, 4 ww points or 5 ww points+   Want more Weight Watchers Recipes? Check out Slap Dash Mom’s Weight Watchers Recipe Collection!

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23 comments… add one
  • Butter AND whipping cream AND bacon AND cheddar cheese -- I sure won't be making this.
    • Fats are an essential part of healthy eating... why would you not make this soup unless you are watching your carb count and stay away from potatoes..
    • Butter, whipping cream, and bacon are all good fats. Not sure why you are commenting on something to be negative. If you don't like it, then move on.
  • I also add a qt size bag of cubed ham.
  • Can I use vegetable stock in place of chicken broth? Thank You
  • This sounds really tasty. It is cold and this would warm me up.
  • I love making potao soup. Like you hubby and family likes things minced because of the tecture. I like adding some nice sharp cheddar cheese on mine and I wil thro in eftover vegatables like broccoli if I have it on habd.
  • This is a really good recipe, i'll have to try this soup out, cheers!
  • What is the servings size? I don't see it.
    • It makes 5servings. A serving is a cup. 4 ww points, or 5 ww points+
  • What is the points plus? It doesn't' t say nowhere.
    • It makes 5servings. A serving is a cup. 4 ww points, or 5 ww points+
  • Yum! I'd love to have you come link this up to Teach Me Tuesday!
    • Coming now!!
  • Nice creamy soup. I like soup, any time of the year. Thank you so much for the recipe.
  • We tried this soup and it was soooooo good. We tried it and have had it 3 times since. So warmy on a chilly day. We haven't gotten any snow here but it was perfect everytime we made it. Now everyone loves it. Wanted the reciepe so I sent them to your blog. Must give credit where credit is due. We are having it for our little Superbowl party, so I'm sure their will be more fans to fall for it. Thanks so much! [email protected]
  • Looks and sounds delicious. Pinned this one to try sometime soon. Thanks for sharing.
  • Looks super yummy! Can't wait to try it!
  • This sounds DELICIOUS!
  • I'm excited to try out this recipe. I love potato soup, but am a very picky eater. This recipe looks perfect for me!

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