Potato & Savoy cabbage soup with bacon

Potato & Savoy cabbage soup with bacon

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4
A warming, hearty soup with that takes just 20 minutes to make

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal336
  • fat15g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs32g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre5g
  • protein21g
  • salt2.61g
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  • 1 onion



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 carrot



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 1 celery stick



    A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in…

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra to serve
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 550g floury potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 1l chicken or vegetable stock
  • 8 rashers streaky bacon
  • a quarter medium Savoy cabbage (about 200g/8oz)


  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.

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Comments (95)

Pickle von Moom's picture

Very easy, very tasty!

jessfood's picture

Great Recipe, easy to find ingredients, left out the bacon to make this a low fat recipe.

heathermorris's picture

Very easy and delicious

sallybiggins's picture

very tasty indeed!

rubyru's picture

Without the cabbage it would be lovely, but far too much cabbage and not enough flavour, the bacon saved the soup!

jjlawlor's picture

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

sophielua's picture

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

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

skye38's picture

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

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

rhianthomas1984's picture

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

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

mammak's picture

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

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

scrappydoo's picture

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


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