Potato soup with bacon and vegetables

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Potato soup with bacon and vegetables
Packed full of vegetables, this soup makes a true hearty dish. The smoked bacon sprinkled on top gives it a lovely flavour.

85g butter

900g potatoes, peeled and diced
1/4 head celeriac, diced
2 carrots, diced
900ml chicken stock
1 leek, halved and sliced
1 onion, diced
300ml cream or cream and milk
Pinch freshly ground nutmeg
85g smoked bacon lardons
Salt & pepper
Croutons and spring onion strips, to serve

Heat 55g butter in a heavy saucepan, add the potatoes, celeriac and carrots and sauté. Cover with stock, bring to the boil and simmer for 40 minutes.

Purée half the soup. Heat the remaining butter in a saucepan, add the leek and onion and sauté lightly, then combine with the purée and remaining soup.

Add the cream, seasoning with nutmeg and cook for a further 5 minutes.

Dice the bacon and brown in the pan.

Serve the soup with croutons and spring onion strips sprinkled on top.

Serves
4-6

Preparation Time
15 minutes

Cooking Time
45 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Vegetables

Recipe Type
Soups, Starters, Lunch Box

Level of Difficulty
Easy

The Irish Pocket Potato Recipe Book is published by Gill & Macmillan.

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