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Swiss Potato Soup

You have a few options when it comes to fixing this soup—it can also be made in the microwave or started in a slow cooker in the morning. —Krista Musser, Orrville, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings (1 quart)


  • 5 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese


  • In a large saucepan, cook bacon until crisp; remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings.
  • Saute onion in drippings until tender. Add water, potatoes, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until potatoes are tender, about 12 minutes.
  • Combine flour and milk until smooth; gradually stir into potato mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened and bubbly, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in cheese until melted. Sprinkle with bacon.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 455 calories, 17g fat (9g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 1218mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 4g fiber), 21g protein.

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  • maserpa
    Oct 3, 2020

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  • April
    Oct 2, 2020

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  • Rhonda
    Sep 29, 2020

    It had great taste to it would be another go dinner in the winter something warm and comfort food.

  • maryannet
    Sep 26, 2020

    I picked this recipe to make because it used ingredients I had on hand. It took me an hour to make this soup. I used chicken broth. Added more vegetables, baby spinach, carrots and celery, frozen peas and corn. I like vegetables. Nice warm soup for a cold rainy day.

  • JGa2595176
    Mar 4, 2020

    Love a recipe my entire family devours. Delicious and creamy. Hearty winter meal. Did use chicken broth instead of water, would suggest to others to do the same.

  • gunslinger
    Jan 27, 2020

    I used chicken broth instead of water. It was very tasty and creamy. The swiss cheese gave it great taste but I think cheddar would also be good in this recipe.

  • hardtouse
    Jan 3, 2020

    Great soup. Also used chicken broth instead of water. Will make again for sure!

  • Dave
    Dec 10, 2019

    Didn't have the Swiss cheese so I subbed x-old white cheddar also added the bacon bits

  • Justluv2cook
    Dec 10, 2019

    Used chicken broth instead of water. Added some thyme and celery salt. Yummy!!!! Great simple recipe. Love swiss!

  • december7
    Nov 28, 2016

    Oh. My. This is sooooo good. I had Swiss cheese in the fridge but when I went to get it to make this soup, it was gone so I used sharp cheddar and it was still so good. This will be made over and over again. Thanks for sharing the recipe.