Bacon and Potato Soup

Bacon and Potato Soup

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total: 35 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

Creamy and mild potatoes create the perfect backdrop for this comforting soup flavored with crispy, crumbled bacon.


  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 4 cups low-fat chicken broth
  • 4 cups potatoes, cubed
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. Cook the bacon in a soup pot over medium heat until crispy. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate and crumble once cool enough to handle.
  2. Add the onions, carrots and celery to the pot with the bacon fat and sauté over medium heat for 3 minutes before adding the chicken broth, potatoes, cayenne pepper and a few pinches of salt and pepper to taste. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  3. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer the soup for 15 minutes. Stir in the cheese and the crumbled bacon and gently heat the mixture until the cheese has completely melted. Serve hot.

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