Irish Potato Soup

Irish Potato Soup

15 Reviews 4 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    35 m
  • Ready In

    50 m
Recipe by  Firewife42

“My Irish Great Grandmother fixed this regularly. My kids know they will have it every Halloween, then all winter long.”

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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  1. Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate, crumble, and set aside.
  2. Cook and stir onion and celery in the remaining bacon grease over medium heat until the onion is translucent and tender. Drain excess grease, then stir in potatoes. Add water to cover all but 1 inch of the potatoes. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce to medium-low, and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes, stirring often. Stir in the evaporated milk, and continue cooking until warmed through. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in bacon just before serving.

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Sarah Jo

Sarah Jo

Nice basic potato soup. I used 12 oz. of chicken broth instead of both cans of evapotated milk. At the last, I sauteed half of a huge head of cabbage with the onion, celery and a little garlic in the bacon grease and threw that in once it cooked down a bit. I garnished it with fresh rosemary. Nice simple potato soup with a couple of personal touches.



This was a hit at our St. Patrick's Day pot luck today. I reduced the bacon to half a pound, and the evaporated milk to one 13 ounce can. I also substituted homemade chicken broth for the water and peeled my potatoes instead of scrubbing (easier, and I prefer them that way). This all worked out really well. There was not a bit left after the pot luck!



Love potato soup and I am not even Irish. I think the bacon can easlily be cut down to 1/2 pound and also use low-fat evaporated milk to cut the calories.

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 358 cal
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 15.1 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs
  • 39.4 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 16.8 g
  • 34%
  • Cholesterol
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 601 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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