Bacon and Potato Soup


A delicious winter warmer.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
5 to 6 - cups


  • 6 thick slices bacon

  • 1 ½ teaspoons olive oil

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • ½ cup chopped carrots

  • 1 stalk celery, chopped

  • 4 cups low fat, low sodium chicken broth

  • 4 cups cubed potatoes

  • teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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 (per serving)

324 Calories
22g Fat
22g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 324
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 813mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 34mg 168%
Calcium 102mg 8%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 725mg 15%

* 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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