Cheddar Cheese and Bacon Soup

Saturday, October 14, 2023
When it comes to cheddar creamy soup on a menu I always order it but nothing comes close to homemade and this cheddar cheese bacon soup is scrumptious!

We try and refrain from using words like "best soup ever" It's all a matter of your own taste buds, however, I am here to say, this is the best soup I have ever tasted or made.

This soup is loaded with sharp cheddar, a blend of spices, rich broth, and then topped with bacon and more cheese, and you can even choose from many more suggestions we listed below.

If you love to dip your grilled cheese sandwich into the ever-so-popular classic tomato soup, this may take it place right here with our cheddar bacon soup and take over that number one spot.

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Easy Cheddar Cheese and Bacon Soup

  1. make a roux with flour and butter
  2. whisk in the heavy cream slow simmer
  3. add all the seasoning and cheese
  4. stir in the bacon and optional ingredients
  5. season to taste
  6. top with the many suggestions below
  7. see the complete recipe in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post

cheddar cheese soup with bacon, cheese and hot sauce


Optional Toppings

  • crumbled cooked bacon
  • fresh minced onion or garlic to the roux
  • chopped fresh parsley
  • hot sauce to taste
  • rotel canned tomatoes
  • chopped onions
  • chopped tomatoes
  • diced ham instead of bacon


fried crispy bacon


Shopping List


  • unsalted butter
  • sharp cheddar cheese
  • granulated garlic powder
  • low-sodium chicken broth
  • flour
  • salt
  • white pepper
  • mustard
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • flour
  • heavy cream or half-and-half
  • crispy fried bacon
  • optional: hot sauce, green onions, parsley


making a roux for cheddar cheese soup with flour and butter


Substitution Suggestions

  1. extra-sharp cheddar, jack cheese, jalapeno jack cheese, swiss cheese
  2. any butter unsalted
  3. beer instead of chicken broth (any beer you prefer)
  4. vegetable broth instead of chicken
  5. all Tabasco or hot sauce instead of Worcestershire sauce
  6. finely minced onion, or garlic, or use the powder form
  7. black pepper instead of white pepper


melted cheese in a roux


Suggestions Ways To Serve It

  • soda bread.wedges
  • pita chips
  • garlic bread
  • potato chips
  • croutons
  • assorted crackers
  • tortilla chips
  • on steamed vegetables IE: broccoli, cauliflower
  • drizzled on top of nachos
  • drizzle on top of roasted vegetables or grilled vegetables or our grilled artichokes
  • add this to a cheese board served with an assortment of fresh vegetables
  • delicious with soft pretzel bites
  • rye or pumpernickel bread
  • serve alongside as a topping for burritos, or fish tacos for dip
  • dip your french fries, potato wedges, or use the dip as a topping for baked potatoes
  • over your favorite cooked pasta
  • dip your sandwich into it
  • perfect with cheesesteaks
  • keep it warm in a slow cooker
  • pour into covered crocks and on a board with the assortment of finger food sandwiches
  • leftovers keep fresh for 3 days in the refrigerator and can be microwaved to reheat for around 30 seconds in a small dish


ingredients to make cheddar cheese soup

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This soup is thick and comforting and can be served as a starter to your meal or accompanied by a grilled cheese or cheesesteak sandwich to dip into this thick creamy soup.

As we suggested above, this soup is delicious and anything you dunk into it is over the top fabulous in flavors.

The many toppings can be anything from crunchy tortilla chips, or croutons then loaded with bacon and cheese.

If you're looking for an easy homemade cheddar cheese soup, then you've come to the right recipe.

This is the best homemade soup when it comes to a creamy cheddar bacon soup out there.


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American, Irish
Yield: 4
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Cheddar Cheese and Bacon Soup

Cheddar Cheese and Bacon Soup

This is a delicious creamy cheddar cheese and bacon soup. Pure comfort food bursting with flavors.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 25 MinTotal time: 35 Min

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter (I use an Irish style butter)
  • 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • 2 cups of heavy cream or half-and-half
  • 2 cups of low-sodium chicken broth (for a beer soup add Stout Beer in it's place)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • salt to taste
  • white pepper to taste
  • 6 cups of grated off-the-block sharp cheddar cheese (saving 1 cup for garnishing the top of each bowl)
  • 1/2 cup of crumbled crispy fried bacon (drained with no oil)
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons of Tabasco or hot sauce
  • Garnish: 1 tablespoon of fresh chopped parsley, 1 tablespoon chopped green onions

Instructions

  1. In a deep soup pan, add the butter and melt it.
  2. Stir in the flour (to make a roux) and cook for around 3 to 5 minutes (or until it starts to look golden in color).
  3. Remove from heat and whisk in the heavy cream with low-sodium chicken broth until nice and smooth.
  4. Return to the heat on low.
  5. Add around 5 cups of the cheese and then simmer for around 8 minutes on a low simmer.
  6. Season with salt, white pepper to taste, and the granulated garlic powder (then taste it to see if it needs more) and Worcestershire sauce.
  7. If using hot sauce, stir this in now.
  8. Simmer for 2 more minutes to combine flavors.
  9. Stir in the crispy bacon (or you can serve this on top with more cheese)
  10. Serve with more grated cheddar, chopped fresh parsley, and chopped onions if desired.

Notes

Substitution Suggestions

  1. extra-sharp cheddar, jack cheese, jalapeno jack cheese, swiss cheese
  2. any butter unsalted
  3. beer instead of chicken broth (any beer you prefer)
  4. vegetable broth instead of chicken
  5. all Tabasco or hot sauce instead of Worcestershire sauce
  6. finely minced onion, or garlic, or use the powder form
  7. black pepper instead of white pepper


Suggestions Ways To Serve It

  • soda bread.wedges
  • pita chips
  • garlic bread
  • potato chips
  • croutons
  • assorted crackers
  • tortilla chips
  • on steamed vegetables IE: broccoli, cauliflower
  • drizzled on top of nachos
  • drizzle on top of roasted vegetables or grilled vegetables or our grilled artichokes
  • add this to a cheese board served with an assortment of fresh vegetables
  • delicious with soft pretzel bites
  • rye or pumpernickel bread
  • serve alongside as a topping for burritos, or fish tacos for dip
  • dip your french fries, or potato wedges, or use the dip as a topping for baked potatoes
  • over your favorite cooked pasta
  • dip your sandwich into it
  • perfect with cheesesteaks
  • keep it warm in a slow cooker
  • pour into covered crocks and on a board with the assortment of finger food sandwiches
  • leftovers keep fresh for 3 days in the refrigerator and can be microwaved to reheat for around 30 seconds in a small dish



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1 comment

  1. So rich and amazing! This must have tasted heavenly with the combo of Cheddar, cream and bacon!

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