Bacon Cheddar Potato Soup Recipe

This Bacon Cheddar Potato Soup Recipe is the perfect comfort food for cold weather cooking! It's one of the easiest potato soup recipes to make and will last throughout the week. 

For a potato soup without bacon or cheese, try my Classic Potato Leek Soup without Cream. Another wonderful soup to try! 

Potato Cheddar Bacon Soup in a black bowl with spoon and napkin

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Step#1: Dice and fry the Bacon

Raw Bacon cut into bite sized strips

Cut the bacon into bite-sized pieces then fry it in a dutch oven until crispy. I find the bacon fat is enough to fry the bacon in, no need to add any additional fat.

Frying Bacon in a Dutch Oven

Step#2: Cook Veggies

Next sauté the onions and celery until soft and fragrant. It's best to do this in a Dutch oven, or large soup pot, so you can build upon the flavors and accommodate all the broth. 

Onions and Celery in pot for a Potato Cheddar Bacon Soup Recipe

Step#3: Add Potatoes

Just be sure they are cut into cubes and are roughly the same size. This will allow them to cook at the same rate. I like to use russet potatoes for this recipe, because I think they create a creamier soup. 

Potatoes diced in a bowl heading for a pot for a Potato Cheddar Bacon Soup Recipe

Step#4: Add Chicken Broth

You could use vegetable broth too, but I find the chicken broth will give you more flavor and will create a richer tasting soup. 

Adding Chicken Broth for a Potato Cheddar Bacon Soup Recipe

Step#5: Blend!

Once the potatoes are tender you can blend the soup on high until smooth. If your blender has a soup setting, this is a great time to try it out. It will heat the soup as it blends it, which not only helps to puree the vegetables, but will keep your soup warm too. 

Blending a Potato Cheddar Bacon Soup Recipe

Transfer to a Cleaned Out Stock Pot

Place the soup back in the pot to re-heat. The Pot should be cleaned out and free of any residue or vegetables. This will ensure a smooth and creamy texture. 

Potato Cheddar Bacon Soup Recipe blended and going into pot

Step#6: Add the Cheese, Chives and Bacon

Then all you have to do is stir in the cheddar cheese until melted. I like to use sharp cheddar cheese for the best flavor. Having the cheese already grated also helps it melt quickly and evenly. 

Then ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with chives and the crispy bacon. 

Cheddar Cheese in bowl for a Potato Cheddar Bacon Soup Recipe

Et voila! The most delicious Potato Cheddar Bacon Soup is yours! As far as soup recipes go, this one is hands down, my favorite. It's like a warm, cozy blanket that's sure to soothe the body and soul.

A spoon tasting a Potato Cheddar Bacon Soup Recipe

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Potato Cheddar Bacon Soup in a Black Bowl

Bacon Cheddar Potato Soup

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

This Bacon Cheddar Potato Soup Recipe is the perfect comfort food for cold weather cooking! It's one of the simplest soups to make and will last throughout the week.


  • 5 slices of bacon, cut into ½” (13 mm) strips
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil
  • 1 ½ (225 g) cup onion
  • ¾ cup (110 g) celery, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves sliced
  • 4 cups (950 ml) chicken broth
  • 1 large russet potato, peeled and cut into 1” (2.5cm) cubes
  • ¾ cup (180 ml) sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) chives, minced


  1. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook bacon until golden brown and crispy. Transfer with a slotted spoon to a plate lined with a paper towel to drain. Set aside.
  2. In a large clean Dutch oven, heat olive oil. Add onion, celery and garlic and cook until fragrant and fork tender. Add chicken broth. Add potatoes. Cover and simmer for 15 mins or until potatoes are soft.
  3. Transfer soup to a blender and puree until smooth. Transfer back into the Dutch oven and add cheese, season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. To serve ladle into shallow bowls, top with minced chives and crispy bacon.


Russet potatoes work best for this soup. They will contribute to the soup's creamy texture!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 293Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 632mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 15g

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  2. Ooohhh, this soup just looks simply divine! I can't wait to make this for my kiddos. My kids are such picky eaters, but I'm sure that the fact that there's bacon in this soup will make them at least want to try it. I love what you're doing here on youtube Beth, you just put out amazing recipes, and motivate me to cook more.
    I'd love for you to put out a recipe on some quick and easy fudge. All the recipes I've attempted haven't impressed me much, and they never turn out like the ones I get from the store. I have a feeling that you have a foolproof recipe for fudge in your repertoire:)

    Thanks again,

    1. Awe thanks Stacey! So glad you have enjoyed the recipes and they have been a hit! Love the idea of a good fudge! Reminds me of a trip a took years ago to Mackinac island they have the most AMAZING fudge! YOu can find it here 🙂 Mackinac Fudge