Recipe By Campbell's Kitchen
Published Feb 3rd
Prep 15m Cook 25m Additional - Ready In 40m
Servings 4 servings Calories 285.1

Heart warming and hearty, this bacon-flecked savory soup is made with chunks of red potatoes, carrots, onion and celery that simmer in chicken broth with minced garlic.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 3 ½ cups Swanson® Chicken Broth (Regular, Natural Goodness® or Certified Organic)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 medium red potatoes, cut into cubes
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup instant mashed potato flakes or buds
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat the broth, garlic,potatoes, carrots, onion, celery and bacon in a 4-quart saucepan over medium-high heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  2. 2 Reduce the heat to medium. Stir the milk, potato flakes and parsley in the saucepan. Cook until the mixture is hot and bubbling, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 285.1
  • Carbohydrate 54.2 g
  • Cholesterol 14.2 mg
  • Fat 4 g
  • Fiber 6 g
  • Protein 10.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.5 g
  • Sodium 1025.4 mg
  • Sugar 9.1 g

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Chef's Notes

Recipe Tips:; Note: Swanson(R) Seasoned Chicken Broth with Roasted Garlic is no longer available. Campbell's Kitchen has modified this recipe with chicken broth to deliver the same great dish you enjoyed.


  1. I made this exactly as written, with the exception of adding some salt as I had used low-salt broth. We loved it, and I'll be making it again.
  2. I added a can of chicken (left out the bacon) one chopped red bell pepper substituted milk for rice milk and I left out the mashed potato flakes. I also upped the parsley ratio to about 1/2 a cup (I had already doubled the recipe). I added basil flakes as well as salt and pepper - Read more ...
  3. I tripled the amount of bacon in this recipe and used evaporated milk. After tasting the end result, I did add a few additional spices. This took no time to make which was incredibly helpful to me seeing as I work such long hours. I really don't understand the addition of instant potatoes instead of - Read more ...
  4. Recipe was made exactly as written. I used skim milk (all I had) but did add a little bit of evaporated milk which I had in the fridge to enrich the flavor. The 4 cloves of garlic differentiated it from the typical potato soup and it was perfectly in balance with the other ingredients. It - Read more ...