Cheddar Potato Soup is a homemade soup that’s creamy, silky and cheesy with a hint of bacon. A quick and easy to make for dinner, our homemade potato soup recipe is brimming with fresh vegetables making it a healthy addition to your weeknight menu.
Homemade Cheddar 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.
Personally I’m a major fan of a hearty rib-sticking potato cheddar soup. Creamy, silky and cheesy, with a hint of bacon, you will quickly become a mega fan too!
Cream of potato soup with bacon and cheddar will be your go-to homemade soup on those blistery cold evenings.
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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!
If you love soup you’ll definitely want to check out all of our easy homemade soup recipes here at Swirls.
How to make homemade potato soup
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- In medium saucepot cook bacon and butter until butter is melted.
- Add onion, carrot, celery, garlic, kosher salt and pepper and cook until vegetables are softened.
- 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.
Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips
- Substitute vegetable broth for the chicken broth
- Make with chopped leeks, white and light green parts, in place of the onion
- Top with shredded Mexican blend cheese
Ingredients for potato cheese soup
- bacon – adds delicious flavor
- butter – lends dairy notes
- onion - adds savory depth of flavor
- carrots – for a hint of sweetness
- celery – clean, crisp and refreshing flavor garlic
- kosher salt – makes the flavors pop
- pepper – adds balance
- red potatoes – puree into creaminess
- chicken broth – adds delicious flavor
- sharp cheddar cheese – you can use cheddar jack cheese too
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- shredded cheddar cheese, chopped scallions, sour cream, crumbled crisp-cooked bacon
In medium saucepot cook bacon and butter until butter is melted. Add onion, 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.
First Published: December 8, 2016... Last Updated: September 6, 2021