Gigi's Easy Potato Soup

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It finally turned a little cool here in south Texas with the much needed rain that came and stayed all weekend.

I had a taste for some old fashioned potato soup, the kind that my mother made. I think it was time I wrote it down. I'm not getting any younger and the old memory could fade at any time. LOL! This is it and even right down to the bacon grease.



  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 strips of cooked bacon, chopped
  • 4 medium potatoes, quartered
  • 3 Tbsp. margarine or butter
  • 1 Tbsp. bacon grease from the cooked bacon, it gives additional flavor (optional)
  • 3 Tbsp. flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp. chicken bouillon granules
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 3 cups of milk
  • cubed cooked ham (optional)
  • shredded cheese (optional)
  • hunk of dark bread or any kind of chunky bread


Saute onion and bacon in margarine and optional bacon grease. When sauteed add the flour, stir and set aside. Cook the carrots and potatoes together in enough water to just cover potatoes. Add pinch of salt and cook until tender. About 20 minutes.

When potatoes and carrots are tender, pour 1 cup of water into a measuring cup and discard any left in the pot. Pour the 1 cup back into pot and add 3 cups of milk and the sauteed ingredients into the pot. Add the chicken bouillon granules and optional ham. Simmer for about 30 minutes.


Ladle into bowls and garnish with shredded cheese.

Take that bowl and that hunk of bread and enjoy. Umm! Good old fashioned comfort food. Your grandma would be proud.

Servings: about 4-6
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 1 Hours

Source: my German mother

By xintexas from San Antonio, TX

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October 13, 20110 found this helpful

Make it even easier by using frozen Southern style hash browns for the potatoes.

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October 13, 20110 found this helpful

Rbrady, how many frozen hashbrowns would you use? That would make it easier!

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