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Poor Man's Potato Soup


On a budget, but still want to eat like a king? Then try Poor Man's Potato Soup for a creamy cheesy soup that will keep you coming back for more. Garnish with bacon and enjoy this easy potato soup recipe. Keep your wallet in your pocket tonight.

  • 4 large potatoes
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 quart milk
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups crisp-cooked crumbled bacon
  • 5 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
  1. Bake potatoes in Microwave until tender.
  2. Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Slowly blend in flour with a wire whisk until thoroughly blended.
  3. Gradually add milk to the butter-flour mixture, whisking constantly. Whisk in salt and pepper and simmer over low heat, stirring constantly.
  4. Cut potatoes in small chunks. When milk mixture is very hot, whisk in potatos. Add green onion, sour cream and crumbled bacon. Heat thoroughly. Add cheese a little at a time until it is all melted in.

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Nov 14, 2014

Not only is it NOT a budget minded soup, but it IS one of the most unhealthy soups I have ever seen!!! Can we say clogged arteries?


Aug 2, 2014

2 cups of crumbled bacon??? Have you seen the price of bacon lately? This is not a "poor man's" potato soup...


13 Ratings

Jan 27, 2014

I love this soup I need meal stretchers I am dissabled I live on very little and only have 15 a month in food food stamps I am nit married and I have to go to food pantries for help. I want to thank you for this I use instant potatoes but tastes great.


Dec 10, 2013

BUT, has anyone made KUGEL??? *****


Feb 12, 2013

Why are you hiding my comment ? ? ? ? ? ?


Feb 12, 2013

2/3 cups BUTTER 2 CUPS crumbled ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( H E A RT AT TA C K ) ) ) ) ) ) )


Dec 2, 2012

I remember my moms reciepe about poor man soup .and we were poor. it didnt have the luxary of milk or cheese or sourcream


Dec 2, 2012

Love potato soup this recipe sound fabulous. Can't wait to make this!


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