I enjoy soup any time of the year but during the cold weather it is especially good. When I saw this Potato Soup Recipe with bacon added in as one of the ingredients I decided to give it a try. As usual the bacon did a remarkable job of adding flavor to the soup.
It was real cold here last night and the hot soup was just what we needed. I served the Bacon Potato Soup with hot biscuits and it was the perfect supper for a cold night.
Unlike most soup recipes this Potato Soup Recipe doesn’t require much prep or cooking time. This recipe is mildly seasoned with cayenne pepper so it would be very easy to turn up the heat a little bit by adding the pepper to taste.
If you’re looking for a good soup recipe for a side dish, or want to use it as a good main dish; give this Bacon Potato Soup Recipe a try: it tastes really good on a cold night. Enjoy
- ½ pound bacon
- 1½ teaspoons olive oil
- ½ cup onion (chopped)
- ½ cup carrots (chopped)
- 1 stalk celery (chopped)
- 4 cups low chicken broth
- 4 cups cubed potatoes
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper or to taste
- ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- Slice bacon into 1 inch pieces and cook until crispy. Drain on paper toweling.
- While bacon is cooking dice the vegetables.
- In a 3 quart sauce pan using the oil cook the onion until translucent, then add the carrot, potatoes, and celery.
- Pour in the chicken broth and season with the salt and cayenne pepper.
- Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to a high simmer; cook until the potatoes are tender. (About 15 minutes)
- Remove from the heat, stir in the cheese until melted, and then add the bacon.
- Serve Hot