Irish bacon and cabbage soup

Irish bacon and cabbage soup


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About this recipe: This is a wonderfully simple chunky soup. The dark green colour of the cabbage alongside the tomatoes gives the soup a beautiful colour.

Ita County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK

Serves: 4 

  • 225g (1/2 lb) good quality back bacon, diced
  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
  • 225ml (8 fl oz) chicken stock, or as needed
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 150g (5 oz) thinly sliced dark green Savoy cabbage leaves

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Place bacon in a large deep stockpot or saucepan. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown.
  2. Stir in potatoes, tomatoes and enough chicken stock to cover. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer for 20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
  3. Stir in cabbage and allow the soup to simmer for a few minutes longer before serving.

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Reviews (11)


I made this recipe as a quick and easy lunch for me at home with young children and something filling for my boyfriend at work. We were both getting sick of sandwiches every day. Lovely easy and very tasty recipe, it is now a firm favourite in our house - 09 Jul 2009


I found this soup to be a meal in its self, very filling and satisfying, tastes superb and even better the next day! - 28 Mar 2014


Easy, substantial meal, even nicer the following day warmed through. Next time I might try smoked bacon for a change. - 26 Sep 2014

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