Potato & Savoy cabbage soup with bacon

Potato & Savoy cabbage soup with bacon

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A warming, hearty soup with that takes just 20 minutes to make

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
336
protein
21g
carbs
32g
fat
15g
saturates
4g
fibre
5g
sugar
7g
salt
2.61g

Ingredients

  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 celery stick
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra to serve
  • 550g floury potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 1l chicken or vegetable stock
  • 8 rashers streaky bacon
  • a quarter medium Savoy cabbage (about 200g/8oz)

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Method

  1. Chop the onion, carrot, celery and garlic in a food processor. Heat the oil over a medium heat in a large saucepan. Add the vegetables and potatoes, season well, then reduce the heat and cover the pan. Gently cook for about 5 mins until starting to soften, then add the stock, turn up the heat and bring to the boil. Simmer for 5 mins more, or until all the vegetables are tender.
  2. While the soup is cooking, grill or fry the bacon until crisp, then cut into strips. Shred the cabbage, discarding the core.
  3. Whizz the soup in the food processor until smooth, then return to the pan and add the cabbage. Simmer for a few mins until the cabbage is just tender, then season to taste and serve scattered with the bacon.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2007

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jjlawlor's picture
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This soup was OK but it definitely needs the bacon as it's a bit bland without

sophielua's picture
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Love this recipe! :) As a vegetarian, I obviously didn't add the bacon, but I added cumin after blending, then added the cabbage and blended again once cooked, tasted far nicer!

klm909's picture
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Very good- I'm veggie so made it without the bacon and was still delicious- very hearty!

skye38's picture
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Totally delicious, even to a six year old boy!!

easytiger-gb's picture

I just made this and am tucking in for my lunch. It's a great tasting soup, but v.thick. I added 2l of stock and it's still really thick. Dead cheap, put four lunchtime servings in the freezer as well as the big bowlful I've got now :)

lauramcentee's picture
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This is a favourite winter warmer in our household. I have added stilton in the past which works really well too.

jano313's picture
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yummy!!!

rhianthomas1984's picture
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Another lovely, winter warmer. I used back bacon instead of streaky bacon to adapt it to my diet, but it worked wonderfully. I’m looking forward to trying the “chicken stew” version next, yummy!

lcardwell's picture
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This soup is lovely and definitely our favourite of the season. I used a leek instead of the carrot and celery.

mammak's picture
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Nom nom!! This was a recipe I needed for left over Cabbage and Mashed potato from Bonfire Night!

I had no carrot do grated half a sweet potato into it and no bacon, still yummy.

A hearty warming soup for a cold a miserable day.

marguerite_caunt's picture
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Lovely, lovely dish. I had a dying fennel in the fridge so I put that in as well - lovely!

scrappydoo's picture
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A really quick, easy and tasty soup. Made it for the first time without the bacon as I didn't have any in and was just trying to find a recipe to use up some left over savoy. Will definitely make it again.

annied2k4's picture

This was simply fantastic, easy to make and so very tasty! Liked it so much going to make some more today! A 'must' make!

jeanius's picture

This has to be a favourite of our favourites although had to thin it a little with a drop more stock. The bacon is a tasty bonus

angel103's picture
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Delicious! I was looking for a way to use up half a leftover savoy cabbage and tried this tonight. No celery and I used 4 carrots because I love carrots. Healthy and very yummy!

cathy2233's picture

I has just enough odds and ends to do this. I had to use an assortment of potato varieties and only had half a sweatheart cabbage but the whole thing was delicious. As I am lazy I just peeled and chopped the veg by hand rather than mess up my chopper.

nystaterdh's picture

"Mithered"?, "Rashers"? I LOVE IT! Oh, How I wish I was savvy to your language! .....BTW: WHAT IS STILTON?

aspiringamateurchef's picture
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I used Kallo Organic Chicken Stock Cubes ( I ONLY use Organic Cubes) and did not use any salt at all! My two cubes and squirt of garlic did the trick. I also put in a large knob of butter for flavour.
I only used 1 potato and have had 2 bowls of soup out of it.
A lovely recipe.
I like it as a VEGETABLE soup although I agree beans could be added (butterbeans for instance my favourite or others?) at profit and various dairy products like good cheese, cream etc.
I am eating soup without any splodges of creme friache that is in my fridge.
delicious!

aspiringamateurchef's picture
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I've just made it now and it is simply green and simply delicious.
This was a microwave job and I even threw in some frozen bacon to give it a bacony feel. I liquidised it but left parts of it rough.
I will definitely make this again.

aspiringamateurchef's picture
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I am throwing in an obligatory squirt of garlic puree to proceedings and will microwave some bacon. ( I usaully prefer stove top cooking but do extensively use my Microwave as in steaming vegetables or making my lovely Lentil soup)

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