Cheesy Potato Soup with Bacon & Scallions

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.

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9 servings (9 cups)

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A hint of Tabasco sauce adds a spicy kick to Cheesy Potato Soup. Use more or less depending on your preference.

Instructions

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 12 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, 1015 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.

Cook diced potatoes in broth until they’re soft. Slightly mashing them adds body to the soup.

Cook diced potatoes in broth until they’re soft. Slightly mashing them adds body to the soup.

Add cheese and half-and-half near the end of cooking. Remove soup from heat once the cheese melts.

Add cheese and half-and-half near the end of cooking. Remove soup from heat once the cheese melts.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per cup

Calories: 620

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 45g 69%

Saturated Fat 22g 110%

Cholesterol 99mg 33%

Sodium 825mg 34%

Carbs 32g 10%

Fiber 3g 12%

Protein 22g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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I made this tonight for dinner. Everyone loved it!! The instructions were very easy to follow. I will definitely make this again!
Megan
Nov. 8, 2020, 6 p.m. Edited Edit Delete

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