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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
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Cheddar Potato Soup

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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheddar potato soup, homemade potato soup
Servings: 4
Calories: 326kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin

Ingredients

  • 1 slice bacon, chopped
  • 2 Tbs. butter
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 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

  • 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.

Notes

Makes 6 cups.

Nutrition

Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 1414mg | Potassium: 983mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 5598IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 262mg | Iron: 2mg