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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mikeboyle's picture
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Very nice soup for those chilly nights, and very easy to make, will make this again

krazylegs's picture
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I found this recipe for young friends of ours who wanted to cook for us in my kitchen as they didnt have their own home at the time. They wanted to make a cabbage soup so I found them this recipe as it looked simple and tasty. We have since made it ourselves several times as a main meal as it is very hearty and our friends cooked it for their family as part of their christmas meal in their newly purchased home. Neither of us has added bacon as it makes the fat content very high but it is delicious without it. I love the texture of the cabbage in contrast to the smoothness of the soup.

sweet_fa's picture
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The casserole version of this is now a firm favourite. Substitute the carrot for whatever is in the fridge - I used mushrooms and a green pepper. Delicious, wholesome and easy to make, winner!

karolbruce's picture
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Great heart warming soup. Didnt follow quantities exactlyjust used what I had - no celery so substituted leeks and added extra cabbage. Served with fresh baguettes. Will def make this again ~ Lovely!

la_mac's picture
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Foolproof, fast and sooo tasty! I took leftover to work and heated it for lunch then watched the noses twitching while I ate it.

alisonfield's picture
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Added some shredded leeks with the cabbage and used smoked streaky bacon - delicious

danijelam's picture
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Excellent! And takes less than 30 min to make which automatically gives it en extra star in my book!

cancerhelp's picture

Love it !
Very good for anyone with swallowing or esophagus problems (like me) AND still have the vitamins and nutriants :)

cuddlyboy's picture

I was looking for a recipe that would use loads of cabbage at once as I bought 3 large bags of chopped cabbage for �2 at my local supermarket and needed to use it up before it went slimy! This was just the ticket - an easy-to-make, hearty and tasty soup to take to work for lunches and to freeze for those cold and rainy evenings when I can't be mithered to cook. 4 meals for under �4. Magic!
Well done you lot!!!
Spot...xxx

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