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

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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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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)

aspiringamateurchef's picture
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This soup looks like it has 3-4 portions of 5 portions a day with the
1. the Carrot
2.The Onion
3.the cabbage

Maybe such things could be mentioned in the blurb on the Recipe as it seems an awfully natural way to get 3 or your 5 a day.(using 80-100g as a measurement).
I am just test driving the Recipe in my Microwave!!

jonno78's picture
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Suprising how tatsy this is. Even better the day after. Ask my 1 year old!

alexlindner's picture
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Loved it!

granite's picture
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I made this soup last night and instead of adding the cabbage & bacon at the end i cooked everything together and added 1/4 tsp of crushed chillies because I thought it might be a bit bland. I liquidised everything and the result was fantastic. Also I used a bit less water because we like soup to be thick and creamy. I will definately make this again when I have left over cabbage.

saz130181's picture

I was wondering what soup to cook this evening and decided to try this one - quick and easy after a whole day at work. It is fantastic and super delicious!! Well Done :-) from Malta

tarhonya's picture
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Another great soup for my collection. Warming,hearthy,cheapish-the dry cured bacon is a bit pricey but worth it. Didn't have celery,still very tasty.

teresahall's picture
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Lovely recipe. I just roughly chopped the veg, as it was all liquidised at the end, so it saved time and pots.
Will definately make again, and again

purserdog's picture
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I happened upon this recipe by accident and thought "ermm, cold, chilly day - why not". Well, it's so simple to make with most ingredients that many people will have in cupboards/fridges. It tastes delicious. I will certainly make it again and again and again.

penrithwhite's picture
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Even tastier the next day

isabelle74's picture
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We had this soup for tea last night, and we all thought it was delicious! I was not sure my three girls (ages under 6) would like it, but they did! We'll make it again.

lauramcentee's picture
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I made this soup last night and added stilton. It was fantastic and I would highly recommend!

mrsjehu's picture

This was so easy and quick - great way to use up cabbage. I forgot to buy the bacon but it was lovely without.

delsh21's picture
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Such a lovely and easy soup, even without the bacon! This recipe will keep me going through winter, I'm sure :-)

lauren_ricci's picture
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P.s i grated a little bit of cheddar cheese on top and it was super!

lauren_ricci's picture
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just made this for lunch! My version was more like a potato soup with cabbage and leek but it was sooooooo yummy! Its so healthy and easy i kinda just chucked a load of veg in. I didnt even bother using the blender (too much washing up!) i just used a masher towards the end of cooking and it was prob a bit chunkier but i loved it. Also used a bay leef and kept it veggie leaving out the bacon, will deff be making many times more!

rachaelnice's picture
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I've just made this for my lunch and it was so quick and really delicious! I had bought a savoy cabbage on sunday but hadn't used it and so decided to look on Good Food for suggestions as to what to do with it. There were loads of lovely suggestions but this caught my eye as it used all basic ingredients that I had in (apart from streaky bacon). I must admit that I don't often make homemade soup and really should make the effect as I had forgotten how quick, tasty and filling they are. Will definately make it again and expect with the bacon it will be even more delicious.

victoria_w's picture
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I had this soup for dinner this evening and it was delicious. I highly recommend it.

maddieson's picture

fantastic

jacqui99's picture

It's a great soup l add pulses to it too, but a favourite for me is to add butter beans(tinned) drained and washed then just tip them in to heat up!!

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