Creamy Potato Soup with Bacon & Cheddar Cheese

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Creamy Potato Soup with Bacon - SAVOIR FAIRE by enriemoineCreamy potato soup with bacon & cheddar cheese. I know I’m kind of bacon “oriented” lately. I’m sorry about the euphemism. The truth is I think life tastes better with bacon. Besides, it’s still winter, no matter the flowers and the daylight saving time. So, what can be better than a creamy potato soup… with bacon?

Creamy Potato Soup with Bacon - SAVOIR FAIRE by enriemoineThis soup is an American classic: potatoes flavored with onion, celery and bacon, and garnished with cheddar cheese and cibouletteCreamy Potato Soup with Bacon - SAVOIR FAIRE by enriemoineIf you are on a diet, counting calories or concerned about fat in your food, I must warn you: this is not a recipe for you. Creamy Potato Soup with Bacon - SAVOIR FAIRE by enriemoineIf you want comfort food, then this rich flavor extravaganza will fulfill you and make your tummy happy.

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Creamy Potato Soup with Bacon & Cheddar Cheese

This creamy potato soup with bacon and Cheddar cheese is an America classic and the epitome of comfort food.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • of low fat milk
  • 2 cups of cheddar cheese shredded divided
  • Coarse sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup of ciboulette finely chopped for garnishing

Instructions

  • In a pan over medium heat, cook the bacon until golden but not crispy, around 5 minutes.
  • Place the bacon in paper towels. Discard the bacon fat.
  • In the same pan, melt the butter and sauté the onion and celery until tender, 6-8 minutes.
  • In the mean time, put the potatoes and the water to boil.
  • Once they boil, add the sautéed onion and celery. Reduce the heat and boil for 20 minutes, semi covered.
  • With an immersion blender, blend all the ingredients until creamy, being careful not to over blend.
  • Add the milk and the bacon.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add half of the cheddar cheese and stir.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve and garnish with cheese and ciboulette.
Course: Soups
Cuisine: American
Author: Enriqueta Lemoine

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