A creamy, smokey, bacon-laded soup recipe from my childhood that is super easy!
Lazy afternoons spent running through the sprinkler with Lora, roller skating, building mini mud forts for GI Joe, is how I occupied my time and imagination in the fourth grade. As the afternoon rolled into evening, my appetite would develop into curiosity, ‘what’s for dinner?’. If I peeked into the front door and smelled bacon, I knew. I KNEW my dads specialty was for dinner. Potato Soup!
What’s so special about Potato Soup? The bacon. Just like ‘Paris is alway a good idea’, the same can be said of bacon.
This recipe is my all-time, above-all-other dinners, my absolute favorite dinners that my dad cooked. I wonder if he knows that. Hmmm…maybe I should tell him and thank him for these wonderful memories. I wonder which side of his German family he learned this from.
I am sharing this wonderful recipe from my pops with you. I made this in a crockpot for convenience, my dad made this on the stove in a large pot. Your choice. Also, you don’t have to use chicken broth like I did, my dads recipe uses water and it was wonderful.
See the broken knob on my crockpot lid? Wait until I show you how my crafty husband ‘fixed’ that.Print
A German classic potato soup with smokey bacon cooked in a crockpot.
3 large Russet potatoes, peeled, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
4 cups chicken broth
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
6 slices cooked, smoked bacon, torn into pieces
1 cup cream
Optional Garnish: green onion, bacon, shredded cheddar
Place first three ingredients into crockpot and cook on high for 3-4 hours.
Meanwhile, prepare your bacon and add to crockpot.
Using a potato or bean masher, mash ingredients 10-15 times, add cream, stir, cook for one more hour.
Optional garnishes: bacon pieces, green onion, shredded cheddar