How to Make Creamy Potato Bacon Soup Like Tim Hortons

Updated on September 21, 2017
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One of Susan's passions is cooking and creating new recipes for family and friends.

If you are familiar with Tim Hortons and like their potato bacon soup, you will really like my recipe for this home-made soup. Tim Hortons is a coffee franchisee in North America. Not only do they make superb coffee, but the soup they serve is delicious. After having my first bowl of this potato soup, I went on a mission to figure out how I could make this soup 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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Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 50 min
Yields: Serves 4-6 people

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of Bacon Chopped
  • 2 cups of diced onions
  • 6 - 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)

Instructions

  1. I find that if your bacon is partially frozen it is a bit easier to cut up. First start with cutting your bacon and then frying it for about five minutes.
  2. Add the chopped onions and sauté 3-4 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 fifteen 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 1/8th of 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.
  9. French or Italian bread along with a salad with this soup makes a great meal.

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3.7 stars from 54 ratings of Potato bacon soup

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        Arny Vis- Escalante Philippines 

        4 months ago

        I tasted this soup at Timmies for the first time in Welland, Ontario. Fell in love with the creamy taste and now look forward to trying to make this soup in my crock pot. Unfortunately some of the ingredients are difficult to find here in the Philippines where I now live. Nothing like tasting a great recipe to remind me of my beloved Canada.

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        Susan Zutautas 

        13 months ago from Ontario, Canada

        Betty, I hope that you enjoy the soup as much as we do.

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        Betty Heath 

        13 months ago

        Cannot wait to try this

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        Susan Zutautas 

        18 months ago from Ontario, Canada

        Hi Sher, I'm glad that your liked the soup and found a way to make it go further. I'd be careful though since it has sour cream in it and may curdle.

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        Sher 

        18 months ago

        So as a poor college student, I decided how to make this even MORE filling so that it would last longer. I discovered that making it as is, then adding rice to it when you go to reheat it is really good, and super filling!

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        Susan Zutautas 

        19 months ago from Ontario, Canada

        Hi Eli, Hope that you enjoy the potato bacon soup as much as we do. Have a great weekend!

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        Eli@CoachDaddy 

        19 months ago

        I feel accomplished and mischevious when I make a recipe that duplicates a restaurant's. If it involves bacon, it's to the 17th power! This looks awesome, Susan. Definitely trying.

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        Susan Zutautas 

        21 months ago from Ontario, Canada

        Brigitte, Thanks so much! Glad you loved the soup.

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        Brigitte Thompson 

        21 months ago from Austin, TX

        I love it. I have shared it with my followers

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        Susan Zutautas 

        3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        Thanks alekhouse!

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        Nancy Hinchliff 

        3 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

        I just had to check this recipe out, after seeing your Ham Bone soup. Wow!.....another winner.

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        Susan Zutautas 

        5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        Sharon, I hope your customers like this soup and you make lots of $$$$ off it :)

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        Sharon Smith 

        5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

        This is a soup recipe I definitely need to try. My customers will love it. Thanks SZ!

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        Susan Zutautas 

        6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        Judi, I think your daughter and I would get along well :)

        GoodLady, Thank you for the votes and for sharing.

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        Penelope Hart 

        6 years ago from Rome, Italy

        This is so good! I'd make my chicken soup from scratch though because I make a mean one (with so many farms with hens around). LOVE this wintry recipe thanks so much. Pinning it so I know where to find it.

        Voting and sharing. And voted 5 star!

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        Judi Brown 

        6 years ago from UK

        I always think potatoes, onions and bacon go well together. Another great recipe for my bacon loving daughter!

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        Susan Zutautas 

        6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        kylee, I've been wanting to try the Philadelphia cooking sauces but haven't as of yet. Thanks for letting me know that this will work in a pinch rather than the sour cream. So glad that you liked the recipe.

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        kylee 

        6 years ago

        I completely forgot to buy sour cream so I used Philadelphia garlic cooking cream instead (not a full 2 cups it was less than a half a cup) and I had to cook the potatoes 10 mins longer as they were still hard after 15 mins. Other than that this recipe was amazing. Tastes pretty much exact to Tim's, probably better. :)

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        Susan Zutautas 

        6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        Annika, Thank you for letting me know. So glad that you enjoyed the soup.

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        Annika 

        6 years ago

        I made this (super yummy)I wouldn't recommend freezing it though, it'll reheat with a cottage cheese consistency. Thank you for the recipe!

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        Susan Zutautas 

        6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        Cassy, Hope that you enjoy this as much as my family does.

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        CassyLu1981 

        6 years ago from Spring Lake, NC

        YUM!!! I can't wait to try this one out! Once the hubby gets home it will be cooked in this house :)

        Thanks for SHARING!

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        Susan Zutautas 

        6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        Liv, You are very welcome and I do hope that your mother in law enjoys this soup. I hope that her surgery goes well.

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        Liv 

        6 years ago

        I'm making this right now! I'll comment when it's done. My mother in law is going for a new hip next week and Tim Horton's Potato Bacon soup is her favorite! Thank you for this! :)

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        Susan Zutautas 

        6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        Victoria, Hope that you enjoy this soup.

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        Victoria Lynn 

        6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

        I love soups! This sounds great. Going to bookmark. Great winter recipe!

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        Susan Zutautas 

        6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        missolive, Hope you enjoy this soup. Thank you for stopping by. Please let me know if you like it once you've made it.

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        Marisa Hammond Olivares 

        6 years ago from Texas

        This sounds really tasty and PERFECT for this time of year. I LOVE soup. Potato soup is creamy and always hits the spot. I wish we had a Tim Hortons near-by so I could try the original. Guess I'll just have to follow your easy recipe! YUM!

        Bookmarking and trying this recipe in the very near future.

        Great hub! Easy to follow! Voted up!

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        Susan Zutautas 

        7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        Rebecca, Potato bacon cheese soup sounds good! Please let me know if you like this one.

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        Rebecca Scudder 

        7 years ago from Upstate New York

        This looks luscious. I've had Tim Hortons soup when I visited my mother - soup and donut holes :D. I make potato bacon cheese soup, and I bet my family will enjoy this recipe too.

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        Susan Zutautas 

        7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        thejovial, Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.

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        thejovial 

        7 years ago from United States

        Mmmmm..soup.. delicious and perfect for the upcoming cold months

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        Susan Zutautas 

        7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        Terea, Potato leak with arugula now that sounds good.

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        Tera715 

        7 years ago from Panama City, Florida

        Looks great Susan! I love soups in the Fall. I recently made potato leek soup with arugula and it was excellent comfort food.

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        Susan Zutautas 

        7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        Mr. Happy, I suppose you could use chicken stock and cream. Let me know if you try it this way and how it turns out.

        Mary, Not too sure about freezing due to the sour cream but You could always just 1/2 all the ingredients.

        Cardisa, My family loves it when I make them this soup.

        marellen, Rosie, vwriter, TPM and Sam, Please let me know if you like this after you've made it and thanks for all the comments.

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        Mr. Happy 

        7 years ago from Toronto, Canada

        lol Your blog made me hungry.

        I love to cook so, I appreciated this blog. I cannot say I have tried this soup at a Timmies because I generally cook my food and do not eat "take-out" stuff (I do drink their coffee though ... not a "Starbucks yuppie" here lol) but it sounds like a good recipe.

        I suppose the "2 cans of cream of chicken soup" can be made from scratch from chicken stock and cream?

        Nice blog. Cheers!

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        Mary Contrary 

        7 years ago

        I've tried Tim Horton's and love it. I can't wait to try your receipe. Do you think leftovers can be frozen? I'm only cooking for two. thanks

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        Carolee Samuda 

        7 years ago from Jamaica

        I love bacon and I love potatoes so this is a wonderful combination. Must be delicious.

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        marellen 

        7 years ago

        Yum.....I love making soup and will give this one a try.

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        Rosie Rose 

        7 years ago from Toronto, Canada

        Oh Susan, I love Timmy's bacon potato soup. I will surely try your recipe. Thank you so much for the recipe. Cheers!

        Have a nice day,

        Rosie

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        vwriter 

        7 years ago from US

        Yummy. I've got to give this a try.

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        Marissa 

        7 years ago from United States

        Sounds yummy! I'll be bookmarking this! My husband and I like to make all kinds of soups, especially when it gets cooler out. Thanks for sharing!

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        Sam Dolloff 

        7 years ago from Maine

        Oh My Goodness!!!! This looks amazing! I will be trying it out very soon! Thank you for sharing :)

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        Susan Zutautas 

        7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        Blake, Hope that you enjoy it as much as we do and please let me know what you think after you have made it.

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        Blake Jackson 

        7 years ago from Missouri

        I love bacon and I love potato soup. Why it never occurred to me to combine the two I don't know. Never having been near a Tim Hortons I'm not able to relate on the taste of theirs but I will definitely give your recipe a try.

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        Susan Zutautas 

        7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        saddlerider, I know what you mean I am of Scottish and Irish decent, potatoes were a main staple growing up. Tell you what as soon as the postal strike is over I will mail you some :)

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        saddlerider1 

        7 years ago

        Living in Point St Charles, I was amongst many Irish and we love our potatoes, now matter how served up. This is so mouth watering tasty good, I can smell the bacon sizzling in the pan and then blending the flavors together to make this hearty soup. I LOVE potato anything....yummy. I rate it way UP...now please send me some tasteavision...or better still mail me a pot of it....lol

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        Susan Zutautas 

        7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        Thank you again for visiting katrinasui.

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        katrinasui 

        7 years ago

        I love potatoes so i will definitely try this.

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        Susan Zutautas 

        7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        Sorry for the delay in answering.

        Dee, Katrinasui and Cedar Cove Farm, Please try it as it is very good.

        Tina, Tim Hortons is a Canadian Famous Coffee Shop. Tim Horton was a Hockey player and in 1964 he opened the first Tim Hortons Donut / Coffee shop. The coffee shop has done so well in Canada that they have now started to open franchises in the USA. Their soup is really good, but mine is better :)

        prasetio I just may try making this with chicken too. It would probably taste really good. Thanks for your suggestion.

        Ecolicious and Karen thanks so much for your comments and Karen please let me know how you like it.

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        Karen 

        7 years ago

        I just came home from Tim Hortons and had their potato bacon soup. It was excellent and my 10 month old baby boy loved it. Wanted to make it so I'm very pleased to have found your recipe. Will be making this soon.

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        Ecolicious 

        7 years ago

        sounds very tasty

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        prasetio30 

        7 years ago from malang-indonesia

        I liked soup very much. I believe your soup so delicious. Because it difficult for me to find bacon, I'll change this with chicken. Thank you very much. ~prasetio

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        Christina Lornemark 

        7 years ago from Sweden

        I have never heard of Tim Hortons nor taste their soup! But thanks to you I can now try your recipe at home and get a taste of Canadian food! I must say that it sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe after your have tried your way to the right taste!

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        Cedar Cove Farm 

        7 years ago from Southern Missouri

        I always end up super hungry when reading these types of hubs. Sounds good, though.

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        katrinasui 

        7 years ago

        It sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing such a ice recipe.

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        Dee aka Nonna 

        7 years ago

        Yummy!

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        Susan Zutautas 

        7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        I am sure that you will like it Rosie. When I make it for my family they are usually fighting for the last bowl.

        Denise I had to go and look at the size of my soup pot to answer you question. It almost fills a 6 quart pot. Hope this helps you.

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        Denise Handlon 

        7 years ago from North Carolina

        Susan-how much does the recipe make? I need 'small' portions. thanks for a great sounding recipe - bookmarked.

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        Rosie Rose 

        7 years ago from Toronto, Canada

        Hiya Susan, I love Timmies' coffee, of course, and their soups too. This sounds delicious. I'm going to try this for sure. Thanks for the recipe.

        Have a nice day,

        Rosie

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        Susan Zutautas 

        7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        Thank you so much nighbear!

        I am sure it would be good even without the bacon cookingdiva.

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        cookingdiva 

        7 years ago

        I love anything with potatoes! I will make this soup, without bacon as I am vegetarian. Thanks for sharing.

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        Susan Kaul 

        7 years ago from Michiagn, USA

        I love it!! I have bookmarked this for later use, and added it to a site that is going to get you a nice backlink. This deserves to be seen. Great recipe

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