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A spoonful of freshly cooked Old-Fashioned potato soup.

Old Fashioned Potato Soup

This rich and creamy old fashioned potato soup has comfort food written all over.
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine German
Keyword loaded potato soup, potato soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 695kcal
Author Maike







  • Use a soup pot (or Dutch Oven) to fry the bacon until crispy. Remove the bacon and set aside
  • Add 1 tablespoon of butter to the bacon fat. Once melted, add the diced potatoes, onion, and garlic. Sauté for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Deglaze the mixture with vegetable broth and milk and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are soft.
  • Add ⅔ of the cheddar cheese to the soup. Use a hand blender and blend until the soup is creamy. If desired season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve immediately. Top with crispy bacon bits and remaining cheddar.


Adding a few pieces of thinly sliced scallions as additional taste and texture. 


Calories: 695kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 1103mg | Potassium: 1086mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 948IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 532mg | Iron: 2mg