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How to Make Creamy Potato Bacon Soup Like Tim Hortons

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A bowl of creamy potato bacon soup.

A bowl of creamy potato bacon soup.

If you are familiar with Tim Hortons and like their potato bacon soup, you will really like my recipe for this homemade soup. Tim Hortons is a coffee franchisee in North America. Not only do they make superb coffee, but the soup they serve is also delicious. After having my first bowl of this potato soup, I went on a mission to figure out how I could make it in my own kitchen. After trying different ways to imitate the same great taste, this is what I came up with.

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20 min

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Serves 4–6 people

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  • 1 pound of bacon, chopped
  • 2 cups of diced onions
  • 6 to 7 cups of potatoes, cut into cubes
  • 2 cans of sodium-reduced cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups of low-fat sour cream
  • 2 1/4 cups of 1% milk
  • Marjoram (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh chives or green onions (optional)


  1. I find that if your bacon is partially frozen, it is a bit easier to cut up. First, start by cutting your bacon and then frying it for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the chopped onions and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes. Drain and put aside.
  3. Cook cubed potatoes in a large pot in 2 1/2 cups of water. Make sure to measure the water as you will be using this water for the soup. Cook for 15 minutes.
  4. Add sour cream to the potatoes, stirring well.
  5. Add 2 cans of cream of chicken soup and stir.
  6. Add bacon and onions. Sprinkle with marjoram lightly, about 1/8 teaspoon. Stir, then gradually add 2 1/4 cups of milk, stirring as you go.
  7. Heat, but do not allow the soup to boil.
  8. I do not add salt and pepper right to the soup; I have it on the table, along with a small bowl of fresh chives or green onions, for those that want to add it.

Serving French or Italian bread and a salad with this soup makes for a great meal.

Photo Guide

Cooking the bacon and onion.

Cooking the bacon and onion.

Cooking the cubed potatoes.

Cooking the cubed potatoes.

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