~ Easy Cheesy Bacon Tater Soup ~

Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

When I was working as head cooks assistant, at the hospital, I had to make 2 large pots of soup a day, for the cafe. I made this awesome soup and they couldn't get enough. It was always first to go. I hope you like it as much as they did!

Enjoy!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
4 - 6
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

3 Tbsp
butter
4 clove
garlic, chopped
1 large
onion, thin sliced
2
leeks, cleaned and sliced
10 oz
lean smoked bacon, chopped
1 - 32 oz
chicken stock
2 1/2 Tbsp
flour
1 pound
peeled russet potatoes, cubed
1 - 8 oz
block, cheddar cheese - shredded...i like using white cheddar, but was out
1 c
cream
Salt
and pepper to taste

Step-By-Step

1In Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat and to the butter add the onion and garlic, sauté for about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally so not to burn.
2Add the bacon and leeks, sauté for 3 to 4 minutes longer, stirring often.
3Whisk flour with enough broth to make a paste. Now stir the paste into the veggies and continue cooking for a few minutes.

Now stir in remaining broth. Add potatoes, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until potatoes are tender.
4Now, stir in the cream and cook another few minutes. Now stir in the cheese until it has melted.
5Serve immediately with additional cheese atop! Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cream Soups
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #easy, #cheddar, #bacon, #soup, #Potat