Potato Cheese and Bacon Soup

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Delicious as an entree or light main meal. Serve with fresh rolls or garlic bread.



potato soup, potato bacon soup, potato cheese soup


Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
Makes: 4-6 servings

Ingredients
30g butter
4 rashers bacon, cut into strips
1 onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1kg potatoes, chopped
3 cups chicken stock
1 cup grated cheese, mozzarella or cheddar



potato soup, potato bacon soup, potato cheese soup


Method
Melt the butter in a large pan, add the bacon and cook until crisp.



potato soup, potato bacon soup, potato cheese soup


Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes or until very soft and golden. Add paprika, stir thoroughtly and cook for a further 30 seconds.



potato soup, potato bacon soup, potato cheese soup


Add the potatoes and chicken stock. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until the potato is very soft.



potato soup, potato bacon soup, potato cheese soup




potato soup, potato bacon soup, potato cheese soup


Stir or mash lightly to break up the potato. Add the cheese and stir well until the cheese is melted through.



potato soup, potato bacon soup, potato cheese soup


Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.

You can sprinkle chives or chopped spring onion for extra colour.

Categories
#Soup
#Potatoes
#Simple
#Cheese
#Bacon
#Lunch
 
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