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Zippy Potato Soup

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.


14 servings (3-1/2 quarts)

Updated: Dec. 05, 2022
This savory soup has a lot of substance, especially for the men in the family. We enjoy brimming bowls all winter long. —Clara Lee Parsons, Terre Haute, Indiana


  • 3/4 pound sliced bacon, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 8 to 10 potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon and onion; drain and set aside. In a soup kettle or Dutch oven, cook the potatoes and carrot in water for 20 minutes or until tender (do not drain). Stir in the remaining ingredients and the bacon mixture. Cook for 10 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 170 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 222mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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