Lunch / Dinner
Cheesy Potato Soup with Bacon & Scallions
Cheddar cheese, potatoes, and a little bit of bacon for good measure — what’s not to love about this creamy, Cheesy Potato Soup? Chances are you’ve experienced the comforting duo of cheese and potatoes a time or two — even with bacon and scallions. It’s no surprise that these familiar flavors also make a super soup.
A hint of Tabasco sauce adds a spicy kick to Cheesy Potato Soup. Use more or less depending on your preference.
Cook bacon in a large pot over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon to a paper-towel-lined plate; set aside. Pour off all but 2 Tbsp. drippings.
Add onion, celery, and garlic to drippings in pot and sweat over medium heat until onion is softened, about 5 minutes.
Stir in flour and cook 1–2 minutes. Add potatoes, dry mustard, and paprika; cook, stirring to coat potatoes, 1 minute. Stir in broth, Worcestershire, and Tabasco. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, partially covered, until potatoes are soft, 10–15 minutes. Coarsely mash potatoes, then stir in Cheddar and half-and-half until Cheddar is melted, 2 minutes. Remove soup from heat; season with salt, black pepper, and cayenne. Top servings with bacon and scallions.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 45g 69%
Saturated Fat 22g 110%
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 825mg 34%
Carbs 32g 10%
Fiber 3g 12%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.