5 from 1 vote
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 homemade soup will be a healthy addition to your weeknight menu. #potato #potatosoup #homemadesoup #soup #cheddarsoup #freshvegetables #easyrecipe #weeknightrecipe #creamysoup #bacon #swirlsofflavor
Cheddar Potato Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
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!
Course: Soup
Servings: 4
Author: GG
Ingredients
  • 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
Suggested garnishes:
  • shredded cheddar cheese, chopped scallions, sour cream, crumbled crisp-cooked bacon
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Using an immersion blender, puree soup.
  4. Garnish, if desired, with additional cheddar cheese, chopped scallions, sour cream and crumbled crisp-cooked bacon.
Recipe Notes

Makes 6 cups.