Potato Cheddar and Bacon Soup

Potato Cheddar and Bacon Soup


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About this recipe: A rich and delightful potato soup recipe. Potatoes are cooked in the microwave, then simmered with milk, bacon, spring onions, cheese and soured cream. Delicious with a crusty bread roll.


Serves: 12 

  • 9 baking potatoes
  • 150g butter
  • 85g plain flour
  • 1.5 litres full fat milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 55g cooked bacon, crumbled, divided
  • 4 spring onions, chopped, divided
  • 285g Cheddar cheese, grated, divided
  • 225ml soured cream

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

  1. Prick potatoes with a fork and cook in the microwave, 3 or 4 at a time and scoop out the flesh (while the others are cooking).
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in flour and cook about a minute. Whisk in milk, a little at a time, stirring constantly until thickened. Stir in potatoes, salt, pepper, 1/3 of the bacon, 2 tablespoons spring onions and most of the cheese. Cook until thoroughly heated. Stir in soured cream and heat through. Serve topped with remaining bacon, onions and cheese.

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