Weekend Cooking: The Pioneer Woman’s Perfect Potato Soup

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It’s my first Weekend Cooking post! Excitement!

I’ve recently discovered a fantastic recipe for Perfect Potato Soup from The Pioneer Woman. There are a number of reasons why I’m in love with this soup. Number one on that list is that it’s REAL food. (Also: BACON)

We’ve been working hard to rid our lives of processed “foods”. It’s not easy. The convenience of cans has us in its nasty, preservative filled, grasp. It’s a work in progress and we’re learning as we go. (You’ll notice that this recipe calls for chicken broth. I haven’t risen to the level of making my own. Yet?)

Bacon. The candy of the meat world.
Chop, chop, chop.
Cook it up.

This soup is stupid good. Best of all? It’s simple to throw together! It takes a little time to chop up the veggies but it’s worth the very minimal fuss.

My family ADORES this soup and have requested it numerous times over the past couple of weeks. This is a great recipe for picky eaters as you can blend the vegetables and they won’t even know what is happening as they ingest the healthy goodness. (Also: BACON)

It was this soup recipe that inspired me to buy my first immersion blender.
Hooray for gadgets!

Do you have a favorite soup recipe? I’m always on the lookout for a new one, especially at this time of year.

31 thoughts on “Weekend Cooking: The Pioneer Woman’s Perfect Potato Soup

  1. I am a big fan of The Pioneer Woman! Not only does she have great recipes, but she also gives the kind of detail I need to follow along. πŸ™‚ And we should get together to make our own broth and stock; I've been \”planning\” to do so for like three months.


  2. Yes! I need the details and the pictures and she does a GREAT job of that. I'm not crazy confident in the kitchen at times, I need someone to hold my hand. It can't be HARD to make broth/stock. I'm not sure what I'm waiting for?


  3. I love my immersion blender! I go through stages with making chicken broth. We go through quite a lot and it's difficult to keep up and to remember to thaw it out and then I have a bunch of boiled chicken to use …. so organic, low-sodium store-bought broth is one of the few convenience items I rely on.


  4. I love my immersion blender. It makes life so much easier when it comes to soups or even smoothies. I love the Pioneer Woman's recipes (her mashed potatoes are life changing) but haven't tried this soup. I'll definitely have to fix that. As the weather gets colder I tend to rely more on soups. And bacon makes everything better!


  5. How do you like your immersion blender? I've been wanting to get one, didn't know they came in so many cool colors! Pioneer Woman is a fav in our house, nice post.


  6. Love this one! First, I love potato soup (and bacon obviously!). Second, I have made one other recipe by Pioneer Woman and it was also stupid good (although not low cal)…French toast casserole. Third, I also love the immersion blender…it's so easy! I make a sweet potato and rosemary soup using it….I think it's a Giada recipe.Thanks for stopping by my blog!


  7. I can't think of a better soup πŸ˜€ I would like to try my hand at a really good cheesy broccoli though. If PW has low cal recipes I haven't run into one, ha. Your soup sounds darn good too, I'll be looking for the recipe.


  8. The Pioneer Woman for me is hit or miss. Half the time the stuff is just okay, and the other half it's pretty good. This soup looks pretty basic but good. I'd have to use a gluten free flour sub but I think it would come out okay regardless. Don't you love a good potato soup?? I may try this for Halloween, if it's not 100 degrees out.


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