You are here: Home » Recipes » Potato Cheese Soup with Bacon Potato Cheese Soup with Bacon Recipe by Favorite Recipes Press Yield 4 servings Bacon adds lots of flavor and texture to this yummy soup. PrintEmail Ingredients 1/4 cup bacon drippings1/2 cup chopped onion1/3 cup flour3 cups chicken broth3 cups half-and-half3 or 4 -- potatoes, baked2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese4 slices bacon, crisp-cooked, crumbled3 -- green onions, chopped -- Salt and pepper to taste Instructions Heat bacon dripping in a large stockpot. Add onion. Saute until tender. Reduce the heat to medium. Add flour gradually, stirring constantly until golden brown. Stir in chicken broth and half-and-half. Scoop pulp from potatoes, discarding skins. Add potato pulp to soup and mix well. Cook until soup is bubbly and slightly thickened, stirring constantly. Reduce to a simmer. Add most of the cheese, bacon and green onons, reserving the remainder for a garnish. Season with salt and pepper. To serve, ladle soup into bowls. Garnish each serving with reserved cheese, bacon and green onions. Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Morgan County’s Beyond Cotton Country (The Junior League of Morgan County, Decatur, Ala., 1999).