Introduction: Potato, Cheese and Bacon Soup

This delicious soup is thick and hearty, with lots of veggies and the goodness of bacon!

Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients

Gather your ingredients:

4 strips of bacon (preferably thick cut)
2 medium russet potatoes
2 celery stalks
4 carrots
1/2 onion
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
3 tablespoons flour
2 cups chicken broth
2 cups milk
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar (preferably white cheddar)

Step 2: Prep the Veggies

Wash and chop veggies.

Onion, celery and carrots in one bowl, and potatoes in a separate bowl.

Step 3: Fry the Bacon

In a large non-stick pot, fry the bacon. 

Step 4: Saute Veggies

When the bacon is done cooking, remove it to a plate.

Saute the onion, celery, carrots and thyme in the bacon grease.  You want about 2 tablespoons of oil, so if there is not enough grease left over from the bacon, add a bit of olive oil.

Cook veggies until they begin to soften - about 5 minutes.  Sprinkle flour over the veggies and stir for two minutes.

Step 5: Add Broth, Milk and Potatoes

Whisk in broth and milk, then add potatoes.  Crumble three strips of the bacon and add it to the soup. Bring soup to a boil, then turn down the heat and simmer until the potatoes are tender (about 20 minutes).

Step 6: Blend Soup

Once the potatoes are tender, ladle about 80% of the soup into a blender and puree until smooth.  Add back to the soup pot.

Step 7: Add Cheese

Gradually stir in the shredded cheese.

Step 8:

Top each bowl of soup with some of the remaining crumbled bacon and a sprinkling of parsley.  Serve with toasted crusty bread.  Enjoy!


Mariska Botha (author)2013-09-04

How about some bilton in that, for the SA folks.

BunnyRoger (author)2013-09-03

I need to try this!! Maybe add some mushrooms as well....

Amanda Culbert (author)2013-09-02

Cheese and bacon is always a winning combination. Love to try this with all three those ingredients, can only be so yummy.

MAApleton (author)2013-08-29

I am so having this for supper tonight!!!

Daneel (author)2013-02-11

About how long did it take to finish all this?

jakesmommy (author)Daneel2013-02-12

Hi Daneel, this soup takes about 40 minutes start to finish. About half of that is active time (chopping veggies, etc) and the rest is just letting the soup simmer.


santiago10000 (author)2011-04-12

QUESTION?How do you make bacon broth,it sounds great!

jakesmommy (author)santiago100002011-04-26

I have no idea! That was Hans' suggestion. It wouldn't quite be 'bacon' broth, but I'm sure you could make a stock with pig bones the same way you would with chicken. Take the bones from pork ribs or maybe even pigs feet and simmer them in a stock pot with lots of water and some random veggies (celery, a carrot or two, etc). Simmer for a few hours, then strain off the liquid. This will should at least give you 'pork' broth, if not _exactly_ bacon broth.

nothans (author)2011-01-26

I'm going to switch the "chicken broth" to "bacon broth" - if there is such a thing. Looks great...

old_bass_masta (author)nothans2011-04-23

can you explain how to make bacon broth?

Instructable it potentially :D

wnegron (author)2011-01-25

You got me at bacon!

thecapacity (author)2011-01-23

Everything's better with Bacon!

jakesmommy (author)thecapacity2011-01-25


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