Winter Potato Soup for the Soul

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Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 50 min
Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1 lb russet potatoes washed and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup Havarti cheese
  • 1 TBSP unsalted butter at room temp
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt or sea salt (to taste)
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives, (Optional)

Directions

  1. Cook bacon in a soup pot until crispy and transfer to a paper towel to remove grease. Keep 2 tablespoons of bacon drippings aside.
  2. Add onion, celery to the bacon drippings and cook 4 to 5 min. until soft.
  3. Add potatoes and sauté for 2 min.
  4. Add garlic and sauté for 2-3 min.
  5. Add chicken stock and mild to the pot and simmer. (Do Not boil)
  6. Simmer for 15 min. until potatoes are soft
  7. Use a hand mixer or blender to cream the potatoes
  8. Add Salt and Pepper to taste
  9. When ready to serve ladle the soup into a bowl and add the Havarti cheese a little at a time to blend into the hot soup
  10. Sprinkle the top of the soup in the bowls with bacon bits and chives

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Helena Bonde 24 months ago from San Francisco

This looks delicious, and perfect for a cold day! Have you tried making it with hot dogs instead of bacon? That's what I usually put in potato soup, but this trick with the bacon drippings looks great.


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amwalsh 24 months ago from Georgia Author

Good tip! I'll try that. This is my favorite soup recipe by far.

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