Easiest Way to Cook Perfect Potato Bacon Cheddar Soup

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Potato Bacon Cheddar Soup.

You can have Potato Bacon Cheddar Soup using 14 ingredients and 7 steps. Here is how you cook that.

Ingredients of Potato Bacon Cheddar Soup

  1. Prepare 2 slices of bacon – chopped ¼ inch dice.
  2. Prepare 1 ounce of vegetable oil.
  3. Prepare 1/2 of each vidalia sweet onion — fine diced.
  4. It’s 1 stalk of celery- fine dice.
  5. Prepare 2 cloves of garlic – finely chopped.
  6. It’s 1/2 cup of flour.
  7. You need 6 cups of chicken stock.
  8. Prepare 3 of each Idaho potatoes – diced ½ inch.
  9. You need 1/4 teaspoon of thyme.
  10. Prepare 8 ounces of milk.
  11. You need 1 cup of cheddar cheese- shredded.
  12. It’s 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
  13. Prepare 1/2 teaspoon of pepper.
  14. Prepare 1 Tablespoon of parsley- chopped.

Potato Bacon Cheddar Soup instructions

  1. Chop bacon, cook with oil in a 5 quart sauce pan at a moderate heat until crisp. Take out the bacon and set aside (Note leave the oil in the pan it will become part of the compound roux.).
  2. Add onions, celery and garlic and cook until tender or translucent.
  3. Add the flour to the pan to make the compound roux, stir in with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon for about 1 minute..
  4. Add chicken stock and the milk stirring in with a whisk for 1 minute then use a wooden spoon or rubber spatula. Stir periodically to prevent burning..
  5. Add the potatoes,salt and pepper and simmer for 20 minutes. The potatoes should be tender. Add the thyme 1/2 way through the simmering..
  6. Add cooked bacon back in. Adjust the seasoning to taste with salt and pepper if needed. Add the cheese stir in to melt. Add parsley.
  7. Note-This soup can always have more bacon, a dollop of sour cream or cheddar sprinkled on top:).