Cheddar Potato Soup is a homemade soup that’s creamy, silky and cheesy with a hint of bacon and a quick and easy recipe to make for dinner! Brimming with fresh vegetables, this easy potato cheese soup will be a welcome addition to your weeknight menu.
Homemade Potato Soup Recipe
Baby it’s cold outside! There’s a certain chill in the air that’s hinting at the inevitable arrival of a cold and snowy winter. It’s nothing that a piping hot bowl of creamy potato cheese soup can’t fix. I personally am a big fan of a hearty rib-sticking potato cheddar bacon soup and Cheddar Potato Soup is just that! And it’s so creamy, silky and cheesy, with a hint of bacon, that you will quickly become a fan of this cream of potato soup with bacon and cheddar too!
Cooked in about 30 minutes on top of the stove and pureed to perfection with an immersion blender, this soup is a quick and easy way to warm up to the chill of an impending winter. Bring it on winter, we’re ready for you now!
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- 1 slice bacon, chopped
- 2 Tbs. butter
- 2 leeks, white and light green, chopped, 2 cups
- 2 carrots, peeled and chopped, 1 cup
- 1 stalk celery, chopped, 1/2 cup
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 1 lb. red potatoes, cut in 1-inch pieces, about 3 cups
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- shredded cheddar cheese, chopped scallions, sour cream, crumbled crisp-cooked bacon
In medium saucepot cook bacon and butter until butter is melted. Add leeks, carrot, celery, garlic, kosher salt and pepper and cook until vegetables are softened, 5-7 minutes.
Add potatoes and broth and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook 20 minutes or until potatoes are very tender. Add cheese, stirring until cheese is melted.
Using an immersion blender, puree soup.
Garnish, if desired, with additional cheddar cheese, chopped scallions, sour cream and crumbled crisp-cooked bacon.
Makes 6 cups.