Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Dad’s Potato Soup Recipe

6 servings


30 minutes

active time

30 minutes

total time


6 strips (uncooked) bacon (cut into small pieces)

3 Tablespoons butter (unsalted or salted will work)

1 medium yellow onion chopped (about 1.5 cup/200g)

3 large garlic cloves (minced)

1/3 cup all-purpose flour (42g)

2 ½ lbs gold potatoes (peeled and diced into pieces no larger than 1” (this was about 6 Large potatoes for me/1.15kg))

4 tsp of BtB chicken base in 32 fl. oz (945mL)

2 cups milk (475ml)

2/3 cup heavy cream (155ml)

1 ½ teaspoon* salt

1 teaspoon ground pepper

2/3 cup sour cream (160g)

Shredded cheddar cheese, chives, and additional sour cream and bacon for topping (optional)


Place bacon pieces in a large Dutch Oven or soup pot over medium heat and cook until bacon is crisp and browned.

Remove bacon pieces and set aside, leaving the fat in the pot.

Add butter and chopped onion and cook over medium heat until onions are tender (3-5 minutes).

Add garlic and cook until fragrant (about 30 seconds).

Sprinkle the flour over the ingredients in the pot and stir until smooth (use whisk if needed).

Add diced potatoes to the pot along with chicken broth, milk, heavy cream, salt, pepper, and ancho chili powder. Stir well.

Bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork (about 10 minutes).

Reduce heat to simmer and remove approximately half of the soup to a blender (be careful, it will be hot!) and puree until smooth (half is about 5 cups of soup, but just eyeballing the amount will be fine. Alternatively you can use an immersion blender.).

Return the pureed soup to the pot and add sour cream and reserved bacon pieces, stir well.

Allow soup to simmer for 15 minutes before serving.

Top with additional sour cream, bacon, cheddar cheese, or chives. Enjoy!


*I recommend starting with a more reserved amount of salt and then adding more as needed, the amount of salt needed will vary depending on the type/brand of broth you us

**Mom doesn’t like spicy food, so he never added any for our family dinners.


Serving Size



521 kcal

Total Fat

32 g

Saturated Fat

17 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat

1 g


87 mg


1326 mg

Total Carbohydrate

47 g

Dietary Fiber

5 g

Total Sugars

7 g


12 g

6 servings


30 minutes

active time

30 minutes

total time
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