Chunky Potato Soup with Bacon & Tarragon

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Enjoy a hot and hearty supper tonight with this Chunky Potato Soup. Seasoned with bacon and tarragon, this soup is perfect comfort food.

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Potato Soups have long been among my favorites; they make a delicious bowl of comfort on a cold winter night. They are inexpensive to prepare, making them top on the list of budget meals. And they can be made with a handful of pantry staples — perfect for a throw together supper.

I am surprised that I haven’t already shared a Potato Soup here on the blog before. I say one, because yes, there are many. There’s the Potato Leek Soup in Good Cheap Eats and the Loaded Potato Soup in Good Cheap Eats Dinners in 30 Minutes or Less. Of course, there’s this yummy Sausage Potato Soup, but sometimes you just want to let potatoes be the star. Ya know what I mean?

Today’s rendition has two great things going for it:

  1. It can be made quickly in the pressure cooker.
  2. FishChick9 says it’s her favorite potato soup EVER.

Seeing as this child has a mother of many potato soups, this is high praise, indeed.

I was actually surprised that she said so because the tarragon gives it a distinct flavor. Clearly one that my baby girl loves. I find that the bacon and tarragon flavors really got boosted from being cooked in the Insta-pot (as I call it).

I’ve had numerous pressure cookers in my time — long before they were cool — but I am late getting into the pressure cooker recipe game. Slowly but surely, I’m finding things that I enjoy making in my Instant Pot more than making the traditional way. This soup just might be one of them.

No fears if you don’t own an Insta-pot — you can easily make this soup on the stovetop as well. I’ve included instructions for both below.

Chunky Potato Soup | Good Cheap Eats

How to make this good and cheap:

Here are some of the strategies you can use to make this recipe more economical:

Tools I use to make this recipe easy:

This is a pretty straight-forward dish. You don’t need any fancy equipment. However, having some good basic kitchen tools can really make your time in the kitchen more enjoyable. Over time, I’ve honed my collection so that they are perfect for my needs. Here are the tools that I like to use in this recipe.

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About Jessica Fisher

I believe great meals don't have to be complicated or expensive. There's a better way, and it won't take all afternoon.

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  1. Julie says:

    Looks good! My library is ordering your new cookbook upon my request. I’m eager to read it!

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