Killer Potato Soup

Recipe by jillcomeau
READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place bacon in a large soup pot or dutch oven and cook until crisp. Drain off all but 1/4 cup of grease.
  • Add celery, onion and garlic to bacon grease and cook until just softened. Be careful not to burn garlic. Add potatoes and toss in grease to coat.
  • Add chicken broth. Bring to a boil, then simmer until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Place butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. When melted, whisk in flour. Brown mixture, stirring constantly, for approximately 2 minutes. Add heavy cream slowly, while whisking constantly. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and continue whisking until mixture thickens.
  • Stir cream mixture into the potato mixture. Gently stir in cheddar cheese and reserved bacon. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Garnish with green onion and addtional cheese, if desired.
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