Potato Bacon Soup

Cuisine: French

Cook Time: 35 Minutes


Warm your belly and mood with this soft and delicious soup this winter. This is one of the recipes that does not require a high level of culinary skill, so even beginner-level cooks can make it without any issue. Prepare all the ingredients, follow the steps accurately, and you can prepare this warm soupy delicacy in no time!

  • Thick bacon slices
  • Onion
  • Olive oil
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Potatoes
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Kosher salt
  • Chicken broth

Enjoy the savory warmth of potato bacon soup in your mouth and tummy in the cold months!

  1. One of the first steps in how to make potato bacon soup is to focus on the bacon. Cook the slices in a 3-quart saucepan until they turn crispy. Remove them from the pan and then drain them in paper towels. Throw the leftover grease away and wipe the pan clean using a paper towel.
  2. Cut the vegetables and put them in a saucepan after heating a little olive oil in them. Sauté your ingredients until the onion starts getting soft. However, make sure it does not turn brown. This takes around 3-4 minutes. Add the chicken broth, pepper, and potatoes next and heat the solution to a boil. Then, lower the heat and let it simmer under the cover. 
  3. Leave it like this so that the potatoes turn tender; it takes around 10-15 minutes. Stir the cheese inside, but do not boil it; let it slightly melt. Add the chopped bacon to the soup and season with salt as necessary before serving.

Chef Tip: You can add whole grain mustard, but make sure to include one that comes spiked with the ingredient, horseradish. It elevates the taste further. 

This is one quick and easy dish that you can prepare almost every day in the winter months. So, prepare it for your family members and let us know how they like it in the comments. 

Quick Bites

Fun Fact

• Spaniards spread potatoes to other European countries in the late 1500s, where it was not received well and was regarded with distaste and fear.

• It was considered unfit for human consumption and was used as animal fodder.

Historical Fact

• Bacon was consumed as long back as 1500 BC in China where pork bellies were cured with salt, creating a primitive form of what we know today as bacon.

• During conquests in the Middle East, the ancient Romans and Greeks learned about bacon production and curing.

Nutrition Fact

• Potatoes are rich in antioxidants like flavonoids, carotenoids, and phenolic acid.

• As for bacon, it is good for your brain functions, improves your mood, and is packed with antioxidants, proteins, vitamins, and minerals. That being said, there is also a huge downside to bacon.