Cheesy Potato Soup with Bacon
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Cheesy Potato Soup with Bacon

Cheesy Potato Soup with Bacon has a delicious rich and creamy flavor that we would enjoy at a fine restaurant! Every spoonful is delightful with the layered flavors of crispy Bacon, Kerrygold Irish Cheese, and freshly snipped Chives, topped off with Sour Cream!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Comfort Food, Dinner, Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 408kcal
Author: Bernice

Ingredients

Sauté Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. Kerrygold Pure Irish butter
  • 1 cup Sweet Onions chopped
  • 1 cup Celery chopped

Potato Ingredients

  • 3 pounds Yukon Gold Potatoes washed, peeled, and cubed
  • 4 cups Chicken Broth
  • ½ tsp. White Pepper
  • 2 tsp. Kosher Salt

Soup Ingredients

  • 2 cups Milk 2%
  • 1 cup Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 2 cups Half and Half
  • 8 Bacon slices cooked and crumbled

Toppings

  • Fresh Chives
  • 1 tbsp. Kerrygold Irish Cheese Skellig and Reserve Cheddar
  • 1 tbsp. Sour Cream

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a large soup pot and add onions and celery - cook until tender.
  • Add chicken broth, salt, pepper and bring to a soft boil. Add potatoes and simmer for 30-minutes or until cooked through.
  • Puree desired amount of soup.
  • Add soup ingredients and simmer about 15 minutes, stirring periodically.
  • Serve with desired toppings!

Notes

Potato Soup can thicken overnight. When reheating add more chicken stock and/or Half and Half until desired thickness.