What Is an Easy Recipe for Potato Cheese Soup?

What Is an Easy Recipe for Potato Cheese Soup?

The potato and cheddar cheese soup recipe from Delish is easy to make and serves 4 people. Potatoes, cheddar and bacon make this a hearty dish.

To make potato and cheddar cheese soup, cook 1/4 pound of bacon over medium heat in a large saucepan until it is crisp. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon, and place it on paper towels to drain. Pour off some of the bacon grease, leaving about 2 tablespoons in the pan. Reduce heat to medium-low, and add one large chopped onion and cook for about 5 minutes or until the onion pieces are translucent. Stir in 3 pounds of diced potatoes, 4 1/2 cups of water and 1 teaspoon of salt. Bring the ingredients in the pan to a boil, and then reduce the heat and simmer covered for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

When the potatoes are tender, remove half of the soup from the pan and use a blender to puree it in batches, cooling the soup slightly before adding it to the blender. You can use a potato masher instead of a blender, although the consistency may not be as smooth. Pour the puree back into the pan. Turn the heat to low, and add 6 ounces of cheddar cheese, stirring until it melts. Crumble the bacon, and place some on top of each serving, along with 1/4 cup of chopped chives or scallions.