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Potato soup in a fancy white bowl topped with crispy bacon and sliced spring onions with a side of bread

4-Ingredient Potato Soup

Jack Slobodian
This 4-ingredient potato soup recipe is easy, creamy and delicious. It's made using common ingredients from the kitchen and uses one pot!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 455 kcal



  • 4 medium Potatoes peeled, and cut into cubes (850g / 1.9lbs)
  • 4 Bacon Strips diced
  • 800 ml Chicken Stock or vegetable stock
  • 150 ml Heavy Cream
  • Sea Salt to taste


  • In a large pot, fry diced bacon for 5 to 6 minutes, until crispy. Remove the crispy bacon with a slotted spoon, reserving the bacon fat in the pot and place the bacon on a plate lined with a kitchen roll.
  • Add the potatoes and mix through the bacon fat for 1 minute. Pour in chicken stock and bring to a boil. Turn the heat to a simmer, place a lid on the pot, and simmer for 20 minutes until the potatoes softened.
  • Add the cream and bring to a light simmer. Mix the soup and remove it from the heat.
  • Blend the potato soup in a large blender for 1-2 minutes until completely smooth or 10 - 20 seconds to have potato lumps. Taste and season with sea salt, then serve.


Equal sized potato chunks - Cut the potatoes to similar sizes. It will help them cook evenly.
Keep the bacon crispy - Once you have crisped the bacon. Place it on a plate lined with a kitchen roll. It will help it drain any excess fat, keeping the bacon nice and crisp.
The easy way if you prefer potato lumps - If you prefer potato lumps in your soup, it's much quicker and easy to use an immersion blender or masher on the soup.


Calories: 455kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 13gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 455mgPotassium: 1186mgFiber: 5gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 570IUVitamin C: 43mgCalcium: 57mgIron: 2mg
Keyword 4 Ingredient Potato Soup, Potato Soup
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