Irish Bacon And Cabbage Soup


This is a wonderfully simple chunky soup. I use good quality Irish back bacon but if you can't get this, it tastes equally good made with pancetta. The dark green colour of the cabbage alongside the tomatoes gives the soup a beautiful colour.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings


  • ½ pound Irish bacon, diced

  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice

  • 1 cup chicken stock, or as needed

  • Salt and black pepper to taste

  • 2 cups thinly sliced dark green Savoy cabbage leaves


  1. Place bacon in a large, deep stockpot or saucepan. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain off any excess fat.

  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.

    close up on a bowl of Irish bacon and cabbage soup
    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

276 Calories
8g Fat
38g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 276
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 825mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 55mg 276%
Calcium 73mg 6%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 1096mg 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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