Potato and Cheddar Cheese Soup Recipe

Looking for an easy Potato and Cheddar Cheese Soup recipe? Learn how to make Potato and Cheddar Cheese Soup using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by beckyvo

Makes 6 servings



A few simple ingredients make a sumptuous soup. Be sure to use a high-quality cheddar; it's crucial to the dish's flavor. Choose a yellow cheese for the richest color. For a chunkier soup, skip the pureeing and just break up some of the potato with a spoon. Copyright Food and Wine. All rights reserved.

Recipe Ingredients for Potato and Cheddar Cheese Soup

1/4 pound sliced bacon, cut crosswise into thin strips
1 large onion, chopped
3 pounds potatoes (about 6), peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
4 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
6 ounces cheddar cheese, grated (about 1-1/2 cups)
1/4 cup chopped chives or scallion tops

Recipe Directions for Potato and Cheddar Cheese Soup

  1. In a large saucepan, cook the bacon over moderate heat until crisp. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon fat or, if you don't have 2 tablespoons, add enough cooking oil to make up the amount. Reduce the heat to moderately low.

  2. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the potatoes, water, and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

  3. Remove half the soup from the pan and puree in a food processor. Alternatively, mash some of the potatoes with a potato masher. Return the puree to the pan. Over low heat, add the cheese and stir until melted. Remove the pan from the heat. Taste the soup and add more salt if needed. Serve the soup topped with the bacon and chives.

Categories

Potatoes, Soup, American, Simmer

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 460.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
386
Calories from Fat
158
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
17.5g
27%
Saturated Fat
8.6g
43%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
50mg
17%
Sodium
1018mg
42%
Potassium
1100mg
31%
Total Carbohydrates
38.8g
13%
Dietary Fiber
5.8g
23%
Sugars
3.8g
Protein
18.1g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 79%
Calcium 24% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in sodium
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