A delicious winter warmer.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook bacon until crisp in 3-quart saucepan, remove and drain well on paper towels. Discard bacon grease and wipe pan thoroughly with paper towel.

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  • Meanwhile, prepare vegetables. Add olive oil to saucepan and add onion, carrot, and celery as they are cut up. Saute until onion is soft but not brown, about 3-4 minutes.

  • Stir in chicken broth, potatoes, and pepper; bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, covered, until potatoes are tender, about 10-15 minutes.

  • Stir in cheese, heating just until melted--do not boil. Chop bacon and add to soup. Adjust seasoning to taste by adding salt, if desired. Serve at once.

Nutrition Facts

324 calories; 21.7 g total fat; 36 mg cholesterol; 813 mg sodium. 21.5 g carbohydrates; 10.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2006
As usual I read reviews - nearly 6 pgs of them - got tickled that several reviewers didn't really REVIEW; they REVAMPED the soup into something entirely different from Kwollaks original. Suit yourself but this soup just as it IS is wonderful. I made this for a "Gourmet Group" and all agreed that it is terrific. Being part of such a group I actually used fresh chicken broth made from boiling a real chicken and no-salt added. Thank you-this soup was a HIT! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/11/2006
No good. Only decent after MAJOR changes. It was like potatoes in broth not a creamy hearty soup. I had to add milk knorr chicken bouillion and more to make it palatable. Will trash this recipe- not for us sorry. Maybe better suited to those looking for a brothy potato soup vs. a hearty creamy one? Read More
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  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2006
As usual I read reviews - nearly 6 pgs of them - got tickled that several reviewers didn't really REVIEW; they REVAMPED the soup into something entirely different from Kwollaks original. Suit yourself but this soup just as it IS is wonderful. I made this for a "Gourmet Group" and all agreed that it is terrific. Being part of such a group I actually used fresh chicken broth made from boiling a real chicken and no-salt added. Thank you-this soup was a HIT! Read More
(479)
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2006
As usual I read reviews - nearly 6 pgs of them - got tickled that several reviewers didn't really REVIEW; they REVAMPED the soup into something entirely different from Kwollaks original. Suit yourself but this soup just as it IS is wonderful. I made this for a "Gourmet Group" and all agreed that it is terrific. Being part of such a group I actually used fresh chicken broth made from boiling a real chicken and no-salt added. Thank you-this soup was a HIT! Read More
(479)
Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2004
I changed a few things and all the neighbors loved it-5 people asked for the recipe.Instead of bacon I used 3cups chopped ham (leftover from Thanksgiving) I changed to regular chicken broth 2 cups of cheddar omitted the salt added 1/2 cup milk 3 chopped green onions and 1 TBSP parsley. BEST SOUP EVER!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2007
Excellent flavor! I made just a few modifications- sauteed the veggies in the bacon fat & used 1/2 chicken broth & 1/2 milk to make it a little creamier. I also used a potato masher to break up the potatoes in the pot prior to serving. My husband and toddler gobbled it up! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2005
I make about 20 soups a month and almost never make the same soup twice in a month however I've made this soup 4 times in the same month it is to die for people can't get enough of it. I'm a caterer for small event (under 50 people). I cater to all types of people from blue collars to suits and they all love this soup just the same. It will become a perminate item on my menu. Thanks so much!?! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2007
This soup is delicious! I didn't think it would thicken up after I poured in 4 cups of chicken broth but after simmering I had no trouble with the thickness. I would recommend maybe 3/4 cup of cheese instead of 1/2. Other than that this came out wonderfully! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2013
It was pretty good as written, but why in the world would you get rid of all that yummy bacon grease and replace it with olive oil??? I know it's supposed to be healthier, but my grandparents both lived into their 90's eating bacon fat and/or lard nearly every day! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2002
This was very tasty! I used regular chicken broth not low salt. I pureed half of the soup mixture in the blender then added it to the remaining soup with the bacon. That made for a nice texture. I added some corn and chopped ham to the leftovers the next day for a hearty lunch. This is a keeper thanks! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/11/2006
No good. Only decent after MAJOR changes. It was like potatoes in broth not a creamy hearty soup. I had to add milk knorr chicken bouillion and more to make it palatable. Will trash this recipe- not for us sorry. Maybe better suited to those looking for a brothy potato soup vs. a hearty creamy one? Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2004
Great soup and my daughter shouted "mom-give this five stars!" My boyfriend ate 3 bowls (and didn't touch the sandwiches I made to go with the soup!). I cooked the veggies in a TBLS of the leftover bacon grease and added 1/2c milk just to ensure it was creamy. Very good soup Kwollak! Read More
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