Creamy Potato & Bacon Soup

Total Time
50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

I found a recipe for potato soup that I loved - then I lost it :( I searched online for it but never found it. I did find one with similar ingredients, so I used it and tweaked it a bit. I have to give credit to the original recipe which was on Allrecipes(dot)com. It was my inspiration.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook bacon until crisp in large pot. Remove and drain well on paper towels. Discard most of the bacon grease. Leave about a tablespoon of grease in the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare vegetables. Add carrot and celery to the pot on medium heat. Add a bit of salt and pepper. Saute until soft but not brown, about 5 minutes, stirring often.
  3. Stir in chicken broth, potatoes, and cayenne pepper; add a bit of salt and pepper, bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, covered, until potatoes are tender, about 10-15 minutes.
  4. Scoop out about 1/3 of the veggies and place in a mixing bowl. Using a hand-held blender, blend the veggies until the consistency of creamed potatoes. Add back to the soup and stir in half & half until the soup is the consistency you prefer. Add about half of the bacon. Stir in cheese, heating just until melted--do not boil. Adjust seasoning to taste by adding salt, if desired. Serve with bacon, cheese, and green onions as garnish.