Hearty Potato, Cheddar, & Bacon Soup

potato and cheddar soup
Maryse Chevriere

Ingredients

  • medium-size yellow potatoes, quartered
  • 32 ounces  low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 pound  thick-cut slabs of bacon
  • 3/4 cups  whole milk
  • 10 ounces  shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, reserving some for garnish
  •   Salt and pepper, to taste
  •   Sour cream, for garnish
  •   Parsley or scallions, thinly sliced, for garnish

Because nothing's more comforting on a cold winter night than a hearty, savory potato soup that tastes just like a loaded baked potato. (Did I mention this soup has Cheddar cheese and bacon?)

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Directions

In a large pot over medium-heat, add the quartered potatoes and chicken broth. Cook until the potatoes are fork-tender, about 20-25 minutes. Remove from heat.

While you're waiting for the potatoes to cook, add the bacon slabs to a medium-sized pan and cook the bacon until crispy, about 6 minutes on each side. Set aside on a paper towel-lined plate to cool, then crumble into small pieces.

Once the potatoes are fully cooked, purée the potato-broth mixture with an immersion blender until smooth or transfer to a food processer in batches and blend until liquified, returning to the pot when finished. Add in the milk and cheese and mix until fully incorporated. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

To serve, garnish with a dollop of sour cream, a sprinkle of shredded cheese and crumbled bacon, and a little of the sliced parsley or scallions.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

631 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Balanced, High Fiber Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added

Daily value:

32%

Servings:

4
  • Fat 26g 40%
  • Carbs 81g 27%
  • Saturated 9g 45%
  • Fiber 10g 38%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 6g
  • Monounsaturated 11g
  • Polyunsaturated 4g
  • Protein 22g 44%
  • Cholesterol 42mg 14%
  • Sodium 790mg 33%
  • Calcium 118mg 12%
  • Magnesium 113mg 28%
  • Potassium 2,171mg 62%
  • Iron 4mg 23%
  • Zinc 2mg 15%
  • Phosphorus 432mg 62%
  • Vitamin A 27µg 3%
  • Vitamin C 84mg 140%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 35%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 19%
  • Niacin (B3) 10mg 50%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 72%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 71µg 18%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 12%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 2%
  • Vitamin K 9µg 12%
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