Favorite Potato Soup Recipe

Favorite Potato Soup

Our family’s favorite potato soup. This gets made probably twice a month in the winter, and the girl with a late August birthday usually requests it for her birthday dinner. It’s that favoritest. However, it started out as a humble attempt to replace the Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana now that 1) we’re not living near an Olive Garden and 2) I’d be allergic to anything within their walls.
Favorite Potato Soup Recipe

I had a couple requests for the recipe, and apparently I hadn’t actually added it online yet! Now I won’t have to steal my daughter’s 4th grade project whenever I forget how much chicken stock to use.

Favorite Potato Soup Recipe

Favorite Potato Soup Recipe

So, there it is. Oh, you don’t want to read off my kid’s awesome typed homework project? OK, fine. I’m adding a recipe plugin below instead then. This is my first recipe using this plugin, let me know if it works! Updated the recipe plugin 12/5/2017


Favorite Potato Soup Recipe

Favorite Potato Soup

This hearty and lightly creamy favorite potato soup is packed with flavor and may even get your kid to eat some kale.


  • 3 large potatoes halved and cut to ¼” slices (about 4 cups)
  • 1/2 lb bacon
  • 1 lb Italian sausage bulk
  • 1 onion medium size, chopped
  • 4-5 cloves garlic minced
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup whole cream
  • 2 cups kale chopped
  • Parmesan cheese to garnish


  • Chop bacon, cook until browned, then remove and set aside.
  • In bacon fat, cook sausage until browned. Remove and set aside.
  • Add onion to drippings, salt, and cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic and cook for another minute.
  • Deglaze pan with about one cup of chicken stock.
  • Add remainder of stock, potatoes, and sausage. Bring to a boil.
  • Simmer for about 20 minutes, until potatoes are cooked.
  • Roughly chop bacon and add to simmering soup.
  • Add cream and kale.
  • Heat thoroughly, another 3 minutes or so.
  • Serve topped with freshly grated Parmesan.

Best soup ever.

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10 responses to “Favorite Potato Soup”

  1. Ajaire Avatar

    Making this tonight! Thanks for the inspiration Darcie! 🙂

  2. Ajaire Avatar

    It was SOOOOO good Darcie! My only changes were to use leeks since I love how creamy they get AND I used coconut creamer (the so delicious brand stuff) since we didn’t have cream in the house. But the bacon and sausage really gave the soup so much flavor. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Darcie Avatar

      Leeks would be great in this! Glad you liked it!

  3. Ula Avatar

    Looks good, although I don’t like bacon, hmm. I might have to try it anyway!

    1. Darcie Avatar

      You could skip bacon and add a little olive oil if needed to cook the pork if your sausage isn’t very fatty.

  4. Jen Avatar

    This looks so good! And I think the kale looks like the best part.

    1. Darcie Avatar

      It’s great because it gives just a little crunch, and it doesn’t get wilted and sad when you reheat leftovers the next day! If there are any, that is.

  5. Karly Nelson Avatar

    That looks so delicious! Totally printed it off to try!

  6. Melissa Avatar

    Zuppa Toscana is one of my go to soup recipes. We love it so much! Your recipe sounds delicious. I will have to try it and compare which I like better since i use a copycat recipse 😉

  7. Kimberly Avatar

    Hi Mom. Yum! My favorite! Yay! You posted this! You don’t have to steal my project again. And I don’t have to find it randomly in the living room again. Ahem.

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