Creamy Potato and Cheddar Soup

    45 min

    This is a simple, yet hearty potato soup. Potatoes, celery, onions and bacon are simmered in a cheesy soup base. Enjoy as a starter or main course.

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    Makes: 8 - 10 servings

    • 8 unpeeled potatoes, cubed
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 2 sticks celery, diced
    • 6 cubes chicken stock
    • 475ml single cream
    • 450g streaky bacon, cooked and crumbled
    • 1 (295g) tin condensed cream of mushroom soup
    • 225g grated Cheddar cheese

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. In a large stock pot combine potatoes, onions, celery, stock cubes and enough water to cover all ingredients. Bring to the boil and simmer on medium heat until potatoes are within 15 minutes of being finished.
    2. Add single cream, bacon, cream of mushroom soup and stir until creamy. Add cheese and stir until completely melted. Simmer on low until potatoes are done.

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    Excellent base, but here's how you make this world famous soup!!!!!!! First sautee your onions and your celery. Second, I added some green onion, and garlic. Before adding water, season it with salt, pepper, thyme, and parsley. Then a little dousing (1/4 to 1/2 cup) of white wine (chardoney) never hurt anybody. Do this before the water is added too. To thicken add a roux or substitue heavy whipping cream. Also, throw in some fresh sliced mushrooms (1/2 cup or so) to really get some great flavor going on. I threw in shredded swiss the chedder for a little more depth and it worked. Really worth keeping, the most effort was in the chopping of vegatables.  -  23 Mar 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    AWESOME soup! I followed a few suggestions from the reviews and had the BEST soup the other night! This will become a regular for us. I suteed the onion & celery with mushrooms, salt, pepper, thyme, & parsley in butter. This smelled wonderful. I followed the rest of the recipe exactly. This made enough soup to fill my 6 qt roaster to the TOP! So start with a LARGE pot. A+ recipe.  -  19 Jan 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    W-O-N-D-E-R-F-U-L-!!! I took this potato soup to a pot-luck at work and everyone said it was the best potato soup they had ever had. I cooked my onion and celery in with the bacon and left the extra bacon grease in the soup pot! Very fattening, but tasty! I also used Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup with Roasted Garlic and added a couple of dashes of Mrs. Dash onion and herb. Great recipe! Will definitely be using this one over and over  -  26 Oct 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)