I’ve been trying for years to find a potato soup recipe that my husband will love. He really likes O’Charley’s potato soup and I’ve been hunting for something similar. It’s been a good year of recipes for me, a sugar cookie recipe, and now a potato soup recipe!
I finally found what I was looking for! I made this soup then left for choir practice planning to eat when I returned. My husband, friend, our two little kids left me about half a bowl to eat!
Bacon Potato Soup
8 pieces bacon
7 medium potatoes
8 cups water
1 1/2 T onion powder (you could probably do an onion and saute it with the garlic, my husband just doesn’t like the onion chunks)
1 clove garlic, diced
2 C velveeta cheese
Using a large pot, fry the bacon. Set it aside to cool. Drain off bacon grease, leaving the drippings in the pan.
Saute the garlic (and onion if you’re not using onion powder) in the bacon drippings. Add 4 cups water, potatoes, onion powder, and crumbled bacon.
Bring to a boil and boil until the potatoes are very tender.
Stir in velveeta until fully melted and mixed in.