Charisma’s Potato Soup

I just have to say this is a comfort food for me. I love this soup. I have always loved potato soup. But it took me awhile to refine my recipe. It’s a total comfort food.

I also have to say this is in no way healthy or low fat. So beware.


1 pound of bacon

2 large onions

7-8 medium sized poatoes

Knorr Chicken bouliion

Tabasco sauce

2 garlic cloves


half & half Cream

corn starch

Cheddar cheese

I take my big soup pot and throw in the bacon. I cook it on medium heat until crispy. Stirring frequently …you want the browning bits on the bottom of the pan.  When the bacon is nice & crispy take it out of the pan leave in the drippings.

Add the chopped onions, garlic and basil. Let the onions cook for a bit in the grease….when you start to see them go translucent it’s time to add the chicken bouillon & potatoes ( peeled & chopped) Add enough water to cover the top pf the potatoes. Cook on medium low heat until the potatoes are done. When the potatoes are done add the half & half  to desired thickness (or fill the pan) I will also use some cornstarch to thicken the soup. Add Tabasco to taste.   Chop the bacon and add shredded cheddar cheese. I add it in the pot before I serve it because my family goes to crazy on the garnish. But if I serve it for other people I serve the cheese & bacon bits on the side.

I hope this comforts you like it comforts me. YUMMY!



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