30 June 2009

Potato-Bacon Soup

Unfortunately, I don't have very many pictures for this recipe. It had been a very long Tuesday by the time I had the chance to make dinner so I stuck with something very simple that is quick to make and very filling.

I've only made this one other time, and that was in college. We weren't allowed to have any kind of heating contraptions aside from a microwave, so I cooked the whole thing in the microwave. My roommate and I were pleasantly surprised by the results. This time I have a stove at my disposal, and it's even better than I remember.

Typically, you'll have the six ingredients on hand to make the soup so no extra trip to the grocery store should be necessary (of course, I'm always short on at least one ingredient, this time it was cheese). I would recommend using fresh thyme. Enjoy!

Potato-Bacon Soup
Recipe from Irish Food, Fun & Crafts, adapted by me

32 oz chicken broth (one of the boxed ones)
3 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (I did not peel mine)
i medium onion, finely chopped
1 tsp dried thyme
6 strips of bacon, chopped
Salt and black pepper to taste
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

In a medium-sized pot, cook bacon until crisp. Drain the fat away.
Combine broth, potatoes, onion, and thyme in the pan with the bacon. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-high and boil ten minutes or until potatoes are tender.
Season to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with cheese.


Megs said...

Hard to imagine living without a stove. I did it in college too and, man, what a bummer.

PS~Erin said...

Yu-um! I'm in on just abt anything that includes bacon and cheese!

The Caring Infernal Warden said...

I'm making this tonight. It sounds soooo good.
Thank you!

Sunshine said...

Megs - I still shudder when I think about not having a stove. My roommate and I made awesome dinners (fajitas!), but we also had a contraband cooker (one of those express cookers; we made cake in it all the time).

Erin - I'm with you there especially with potatoes thrown in. It was awesome!

Infernal Warden - Thank you so much for stoppign by. I enjoy checking in on Melvin every day to see what he's up to. This is super easy to make so I doubt you'll have any trouble at all.

Kristin said...

That's my kinda soup! Yummmmmmmm.

Peanut Butter Swirl said...

i love all soups with potatoes :) YUMM

Sunshine said...

Kristen and Peanut Butter Swirl - Thanks a ton! Obviously I'm a potato fan since I seem to have it at every meal.