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Friday, October 21, 2011

Rosemary Potato Soup

With Autumn in full swing, I thought I would share with you one of my favorite soups. This flavorful potato soup will warm you up on those chilly Fall evenings, and have you coming back for seconds.

Rosemary Potato Soup

12 strips of thick bacon
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 onions, chopped
2 tbs of oil
¼ cup of flour
½ gallon of whole milk
6 russet potatoes, diced
2 tsp. Rosemary
Salt and pepper to taste

  • Cook bacon until crisp, break it up into small pieces, then set aside.
    • I usually cook bacon on medium heat with a lid. This helps the bacon cook uniformly, but you will need to keep an eye on it because it doesn't take long for bacon to go from crisp, to -setting the fire alarm off- burnt.
  • In the pot you're going to make the soup in saute the onions and garlic in your oil of choice.
    • You can use olive oil, but peanut oil works better for cooking, and is still heart healthy.
  • Add flour to the sauteed onions and garlic to make a rue.
  • Add potatoes, rosemary, milk, bacon to mixture.
  • Heat until potatoes are done while stirring frequently.
Yes, that is a lot of soup, you can cut the recipe in half or better yet, freeze small containers of the soup and enjoy it whenever you want.



  1. Wow! This looks SO GOOD. Have you tried baking your bacon? It cooks the bacon really uniformly, and you could time it so the bacon comes out around the same time the soup is done. Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Hey Jen!
    Baking the bacon would work also, I've seen special pans for doing just that. The drippings fall away, and the bacon turns out more lean. This soup leads to gluttony so watch out!
    Thanks Jen :)

  3. Oooh very very tasty! Thank you for sharing!! I love soup and can eat it all year round. This sometimes shock people around me, because I can it when it's warm outside. Haha.

    I want soup now.

  4. I love soup too, and this is one of my favorites. I think I need to start a quest for great soup recipes. I made a chicken soup recently for my wife when she had a cold, and it was very tasty, but it was started with a dry soup mix that I added too, so that was cheating.

    Thanks TJ :)

  5. Ooh that sounds good as well! And not cheating in my book haha. My dad is from Cabo Verde and he makes a chicken soup called 'Canja'. It's from the creole/african cuisine. It's like a thicker type of soup with vegs and rice and I love it, especially when I'm sick ^_^.

  6. I will be searching for a Canja recipe tonight!

  7. Yay!!! I send you a message on FB ^_^

  8. Dan, just so you know, I copied your recipe and when I went shopping this morning, bought everything I need to make it. This sounds like the perfect soup and full of flavor. Thanks for sharing your secret ingredients!

  9. Cher, this soup has a warranty, you won't be disappointed! :)