Hearty Potato, Cheddar, & Bacon Soup

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Hearty Potato, Cheddar, & Bacon Soup
potato and cheddar soup
Maryse Chevriere

potato and cheddar soup

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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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4
Servings
413
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 8 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

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.

Potato Shopping Tip

Only buy potatoes that are firm, intact, and without any sprouts or green parts.

Potato Cooking Tip

Potatoes oxidize quickly; have a bowl full of cold water to put your potatoes after cutting them in order stop them from oxidizing.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
9%
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Protein
15g
31%
Carbs
81g
27%
Vitamin A
22µg
2%
Vitamin B12
0.5µg
7.5%
Vitamin B6
1mg
66%
Vitamin C
84mg
100%
Vitamin D
0.6µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
0.1mg
0.6%
Vitamin K
12µg
15%
Calcium
122mg
12%
Fiber
10g
40%
Folate (food)
71µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
71µg
18%
Iron
4mg
22%
Magnesium
109mg
27%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
8mg
39%
Phosphorus
358mg
51%
Polyunsaturated
0.8g
N/A
Potassium
2084mg
60%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
17%
Sodium
1638mg
68%
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
24.9%
Zinc
2mg
11%

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