Easy Cheesy Potato and Bacon Soup

Easy Cheesy Potato and Bacon Soup
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Easy Cheesy Potato and Bacon Soup

Karen Petersen

Easy Cheesy Potato and Bacon Soup

Soup! It is cold here. And soup is what I want. Pretty much every day. I loved this soup. The bacon and cheese and potatoes are so comforting. Kids will love this soup as well. Serve with some crusty bread and you have an easy meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2  Pound  red potatoes, diced
  • 2  Cups  sliced leeks
  • 6  Cups  chicken broth
  • 2  Teaspoons  garlic powder
  • 1  Cup  crumbled cooked bacon
  • 1/2  Cup  all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 3  Cups  shredded sharp Cheddar, plus more for garnish
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Place the potatoes, leeks, broth, garlic powder, and ½ cup of the bacon into a slow cooker. Slowly whisk in the flour, 1 tablespoon at a time. Cover and cook on low until the potatoes are tender, about 4-6 hours. Slowly stir in the cheese, a little at a time. Season with plenty of salt and pepper and garnish with the remaining bacon and extra cheese, if desired.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
39g
56%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
19g
79%
Cholesterol
134mg
45%
Carbohydrate, by difference
26g
20%
Protein
42g
91%
Vitamin A, RAE
199µg
28%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
12mg
16%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
554mg
55%
Choline, total
62mg
15%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
39µg
10%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
45mg
14%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
603mg
86%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
46µg
84%
Sodium, Na
2122mg
100%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
203g
8%
Zinc, Zn
6mg
75%

Easy Shopping Tip

Purchase ingredients that can be used in a variety of dishes in bulk, in order to minimize waste and save money.

Easy Cooking Tip

Do all your prep in advance, and use three bowls: one for all your ingredients, one for all your prep, and one for all your refuse. Staying organized can help you put out meals faster.