potato soup
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Potato Soup with Cheddar and Bacon Bits

Potato Soup

Growing up my mom often made soup from scratch. When I moved away for uni I wanted recipes that were easy to make and didn’t take too long. I love to bake but before uni I didn’t bother with much cooking 😬. This Potato soup is the first soup I made after moving. Its super easy to make, and I usually have all the ingredients on hand. It’s something nice to keep me warm on the rainy English days.

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potato soup

Potato Soup

Easy potato soup made with cheddar and bacon
Keyword Potato soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6


  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1/2 small yellow onion finely diced
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 4 medium potatoes cubed
  • 2 cups chicken stock can subsitute with vegetable
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Prep your ingredients; chop bacon, peel and dice potatoes in ~1cm cubes, finely dice onion, shred cheese
  • Heat a pot over medium low heat and addd the bacon
  • Once the bacon is crispy remove from pot and set aside
  • Add butter and onions to the same pot
  • Cook until onions become soft and slightly translucent
  • Once onions are cooked add stock to pot
  • Add potatoes and milk
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste
  • Let simmer on low heat, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are cooked through (approximately 25-30 minutes)
  • Turn off heat and add shredded cheese to soup, stir
  • Serve in a bowl with some cheese and the bacon bits on top

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