• 6 slices cooked bacon (*, diced)
  • 4 cups chicken stock (good-quality)
  • 2 pounds yukon gold potatoes (**, peeled, if desired and diced)
  • 1 yellow onion (or medium white, peeled and diced)
  • 4 tablespoons bacon grease (*, or butter)
  • 1/3 cup flour (all-purpose)
  • 12 ounces evaporated milk
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese (shredded reduced-fat)
  • 1/2 cup plain low-fat greek yogurt (or low-fat sour cream)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper (freshly-)
  • sour cream
  • sliced green onions
  • shredded cheese
  • bacon
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NutritionView more



Calories330Calories from Fat170
Total Fat19g29%
Saturated Fat9g45%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat170
Total Carbohydrate25g8%
Dietary Fiber3g12%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Oh my god this tastes amazing. Such a melt in your mouth kind of comfort food 😍 I swapped bacon for chicken which worked really well!
Lee 24 Apr
Needs more salt and used corn starch to thicken since I didn't get evaporated milk.
Kate 10 Apr
Great flavour , I didn’t add bacon to the soup only for garnish and I made it stovetop, worked great for
Tim R. 8 Apr
Pretty good. Bacon grease gave it a good flavor. Needed a bit more salt. Not an expert cook and a little nervous about making the roux but it was simple.
👍a little brothier than i had expected but still good, may need to use more flour next time
Watson 15 Mar
Made this to use up the excess amount of potatoes after St. Patrick day. The family loved this soup. I replaced the bacon with pancetta and xooked the pancetta with the soup. I also omitted the flour because we prefer a brothy soup. Great soup.
Great! Very delicious and easy cooking instructions!
Jon Wolf 11 Mar
very tasty, easy to make good recipe
Absolutely terrible would never recommend this recipe to anyone, it was only okay after completely changing everything not sure how this has anything above a 1 Star
Turned out great really enjoy this recipe
Sandra W. 23 Feb
It’s great. I’ve made a couple of small changes to the recipe over the months I’ve been making it and everyone in my family loves it :)
Yummy, my man loved it!
Daphne 2 Feb
Very tasty. I used the bacon fat for the roux, and I think it created a wonderful depth to the flavour
Kylie 29 Jan
Simple and great flavor
Very easy and delicious!
Very baconny (if that is a descriptor) flavor. Nice flavor easy to make will make again with less bacon and without the use of the bacon grease
Not very flavorful. even did the bacon grease. ill eat the leftovers. but wont be making again. mostly due to my kids complaints
Cahill 17 Jan
The guys in my family went back for seconds. I enjoyed it, I will use a bit less Greek yoghurt next time as it was a bit tangy for my taste but the mild cheese evened that out some.
Williams 16 Jan
It came out good, taste was there. Added more salt and pepper though.
Ann 15 Jan
I loved this recipe and so did my family. Highly recommend using bacon grease instead of butter in the roux, it gives it a deeper bacon flavor
It turned out really really well.
Soooooo good! The non-slow cooker part only takes a few Minutes, so no biggie :-)
Great for the winter weather will make again!!! The roux and potato masher is a great idea I never thought of!!
It was so good!!! my husband gave it a 9 out of 10 the evening i made it. said it would have been a ten if i would have put green onion in it when serving.
Everyone liked it. I used vegetable broth and fat free evaporated milk. Also did half bacon grease and half butter!
Mike M. 7 Jan
Very good easy recipe. I used 8 pcs of bacon and added 2 tbs garlic powder as well. Personally I added a little cayenne in my bowl for some spice and it did well.
Johnson 7 Jan
Turned out well. Will make again. I did add celery and carrots and seasoned with a bit of garlic salt and two bay leaves.
Nikki P. 6 Jan
Some how it turned into a stew like mixture. Will have to try again but it was good.
Karla 6 Jan
I like it a lot💕 I'll do ir again
Jeff 30 Dec 2017
This was restaurant quality potato soup. The most difficult part about the recipe is dicing the potatoes, otherwise it's a very simple recipe to make. Great for a cold weather day!