How to make creamy bacon potato soup

Print this recipe
Imagine a jacket potato stuffed with all of your favorite toppings. That's what yo get with the recipe below – but with a soup! The creamy potato base is the perfect jumping off point for a host of delicious flavors like bacon, cheddar, green onion and sour cream.
This soup starts by cooking potatoes until they are nice and tender. Blitz them in the blender with some cream and seasonings, then top with whatever toppings you prefer. We love serving up bowls of the creamy soup plain and letting everyone at the table dress up their individual serving the way they like it!
Advertisement
Cooktop Cove
Creamy Potato Bacon Soup
6
10 minutes
1 hour
1 hour 10 minutes
1/4 pound bacon, chopped into matchsticks
1 tablespoon butter
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound potatoes, peeled and diced
4 cups chicken stock
1 sprig thyme
1 cup half and half
1 cup shredded yellow cheddar
6 scallions, thinly sliced
3/4 cup sour cream
Salt and pepper
Scatter the bacon in a cold Dutch oven, then heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the bacon has rendered its fat and is nice and crisp. Remove the bacon and set aside, leaving the fat in the pot.
Add the butter and the onion. Season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and slightly browned, 12-15 minutes.
Add the garlic, potatoes, chicken stock and thyme. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 25 minutes or until the potatoes are very tender.
Remove the thyme. Add the half and half and blend the soup using an immersion blender until very smooth. Season the soup to taste with salt and pepper.
Ladle the soup into bowls. Garnish each with a sprinkling of reserved bacon, cheddar and chopped scallions, and a quenelle of sour cream (or serve the garnishes on the side and let people make their own bowl).
Advertisement
Resources
Print this recipe

Try this easy recipe for dinner on a busy night or game night!
June 15   ·  
Advertisement
Ask anyone what their favorite comfort meal is, and there's a good chance the answer will be meatloaf. As good as meatloaf is, however, it can also become a bit boring. Luckily, it doesn't have to be.
June 14   ·  
Perfect as a main course or a side for a family party, you'll want to write this recipe down.
June 13   ·  
Slow cookers aren't just great for no-hassle dinner. This dessert is as easy and delicious as they come.
June 7   ·  
How do you go about achieving that balance of taste and low-effort?
May 31   ·  
Cleaning the window and sliding door tracks is one of life's biggest pain in the bums. Here's how to make it easier.
June 7   ·  
 
Recommended
Advertisement