Potato Stew

Fresh Potato Soup
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  • Total: 80 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: 3-4 Bowls (3-4 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
550 Calories
15g Fat
80g Carbs
22g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3-4 Bowls (3-4 Servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 550
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 1399mg 61%
Total Carbohydrate 80g 29%
Dietary Fiber 10g 34%
Protein 22g
Calcium 125mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The perfect comfort food on a cold winter's day, this hearty potato stew is filled with delicious pork, bacon, white wine, fresh herbs, and of course, potatoes. A filling lunch or satisfying dinner, this stew is remenicient of a deconstructed loaded potato, or can be considered the best potato soup you've ever tasted. Serve with a green salad and freshly made biscuits or crusty bread for a complete meal.


  • 1/4 pound salt pork (cut into 1-inch strips), or 5 to 6 slices bacon (diced)
  • 1 large onion (cut into 1-inch chunks)
  • 4 to 6 green onions (sliced)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 3 pounds potatoes (cut into 1-inch chunks) 
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Optional: Sweet ground paprika

Steps to Make It

  1. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, cook the salt pork or bacon until crisp.

  2. Add both types of onions and cook until they start to soften, about 4 or 5 minutes. Sprinkle flour over the onions, and add bay leaves and thyme.

  3. Increase the heat to high. Pour in wine and stir to loosen brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Cook for about 2 minutes, or until the wine has evaporated.

  4. Add potatoes, broth, and pepper. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 45 to 60 minutes.

  5. Sprinkle with paprika, if desired. Taste and adjust seasonings. Remove bay leaves before serving.