Hash Brown Potato Soup Recipe

Hash brown potato soup is a delicious and hearty soup that is easy to make and perfect for cold weather.

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Main ingredients

Frozen hash brown potato, butter, flour, chicken broth, cream, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, cheese, bacon, green onion.

Preparation time: 10-15 minutes

Cooking time: 30-35 minutes

Detailed Ingredients and Quantity

Frozen hash brown potatoes1 (32-ounce)
Butter1 / 2 cup (1 stick) 
All purpose flour1/ 4 cup
Chicken broth4 cups
Heavy cream1 cup
Salt 1 teaspoon
Black pepper1/ 2 teaspoon
Garlic powder1/ 2 teaspoon
Onion powder1/ 2 teaspoon
Shredded cheddar cheese1 cup
Chopped cooked bacon1/ 2 cup
Chopped green onion (for garnish)Optional

Steps to prepare sweet potato soup 

  1. Melt the butter over medium heatIng in a large pot or Dutch oven.
  2. Add the flour and whisk until smooth.
  3. Then add the chicken broth carefully so that the mixture is smooth and free of lumps by whisking constantly.
  4. Add and stir to combine all the ingredients-the hash brown potatoes, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  5. Cook for 20 minutes in simmer, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are tender.
  6. Add and stir the heavy cream to combine well.
  7. Stir in the shredded cheese and chopped bacon until the cheese is melted and the soup is smooth after removing the pot from the heat.
  8. The soup is served hot, after garnishing with chopped green onions.

Nutrients facts

Approximate per serving nutritional status:

  • Calories: 506
  • Total Fat: 36 g
  • Saturated Fat: 20 g
  • Cholesterol: 102 mg
  • Sodium: 1,853 mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 34 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugars: 1 g
  • Protein: 13 g

Serving suggestions

  • The soup is served hot in bowls, garnished with chopped green onions or fresh herbs, such as parsley or chives.
  • With a side of crusty bread, such as French bread or sourdough, for dipping and sopping up the creamy broth the soup can be served.
  • A simple side salad of mixed greens, sliced tomatoes, and a vinaigrette dressing can be served along with the soup for a refreshing contrast to the rich soup.

Variations (similar kinds of soups with the same ingredients)

  • Cheesy potato casserole: Similar ingredients to hash brown potato soup, but is baked in a casserole dish for a crispy top and creamy center.
  • Loaded potato skins: Potatoes, cheese, and bacon are used, but are baked and served as finger food or appetizer.
  • Creamy potato gratin: A rich and decadent side dish that features thinly sliced potatoes layered with cream and cheese, and baked until golden and bubbly.

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