Posted: 1/8/2013 11:13:48 AM
My 14 year old son loves this soup. I made it twice over Christmas break. He loved it. I used up our Christmas Ham by chopping it into pieces and used theat instead of Bacon. He liked it better as it gave the soup a different flavor. I always add more pepper and a lot of cheese to the soup as well. You have to put your own twist on it to make it yours. I made one in the crock pot overnight and one on stove top boiling the potatoes in the broth with water for an hours 1/2 to get them starchy. Both versions were great and gone shortly after I said dinner was serviced.
Posted: 1/6/2013 4:00:28 PM
I was very disappointed in this soup. After testing it, I added more salt and more bacon but it was the most tasteless soup I think I have ever made. I love potato soups but I won't make this one again.
Posted: 12/10/2012 5:02:22 PM
I doubled part of the recipe (broth, celery, salt, pepper, bacon), kept some the same (onion, flour, 1/2 and 1/2, cheese), and added a couple things (garlic with parsley). Also I used a bag of frozen hashbrowns instead of dicing my own potatoes. And I added the bacon to the crockpot when I stirred in the flour/half and half mixture. Most of my family of 6 loved it, the rest only like it but we're talking about picky eaters who won't admit to liking anything. I thought it had good flavor and I'll continue putting the bacon in the soup.
Posted: 11/14/2012 6:23:50 PM
Always wanted to try a potato soup. This one's a home run. I upped the ingredients a bit, adding about 7 potatoes, 3 celery stalks, an extra can of broth, and yes, you need more salt! You need at least 1 full teaspoon and a half teaspoon of pepper. I used the same amounts of flour and half n half, and it turned out perfectly. The cheese and bacon at the end really add to the flavor - don't skip those steps!
Posted: 11/11/2012 10:13:42 AM
The whole family loved it. My husband, who is the greatest man to walk the Earth, loved it so much he made it himself for a nice meal during football on Sundays.
Posted: 11/6/2012 10:39:54 PM
Very good soup! I used low sodium broth and no bacon. Also, next time will cut back on the flour because it was slightly too thick. All in all it was delicious!
Posted: 11/3/2012 8:17:45 AM
I didnt see the rating...should of been a 5
Posted: 11/3/2012 8:16:21 AM
I read the reviews before making this. In order not to have bland flavor, I took 8oz of water, boiled it on the stove with two chicken bouillon cubes in it. This soup turned out soooo good. Im ready to have it again!
Posted: 10/30/2012 2:46:34 PM
Second time making this I added extra seasonings and cut back on the flour by 1/4 cup. Much better.
Posted: 10/27/2012 10:31:55 AM
Making this for the 3rd time. We love it!!