Potato & Savoy cabbage soup with bacon

Potato & Savoy cabbage soup with bacon

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(86 ratings)

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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7th Oct, 2012
So delicious and freezes well
2nd Oct, 2012
This was okay, but wouldn't make it again. I've tasted nicer soups.
26th Sep, 2012
The first line made me realise my food processor does more than just blend, so huge thanks for that! This was a quick, easy and very nutritious soup. The boyfriend really liked the contrast between the soup and the shredded cabbage. Nice and hearty. Will definitely be making up again next time I buy too many vegetables! Knocked off a point because it wasn't "out of this world", just really lovely :)
30th Jul, 2012
I enjoyed this and will make it again but I might change a few things. I think it might be nice with left over chicken or ham rather than the bacon. The bacon didn't seem to add much to the taste for me.
1st Jul, 2012
Fantastic tasty soup
31st May, 2012
This was delicious! I don't like celery, so I changed it for a leek. I left out the bacon to make a vegetarian version and didn't put the soup in the food processor because I like finding all the vegetables! Will definitely make again!
12th May, 2012
Add loads of pepper, some herbs de provence, 3 chestnut mushrooms, don't use celery, use about 3 potatoes.
5th May, 2012
Really easy to make but took me much longer than 20 minutes to prepare and cook. More like an hour. Tasty so worth it. Needs lots of seasoning
18th Apr, 2012
Lovely soup, enjoyed by all the family, including my 5 year old daughter, i used a hand blender once the cabbage was cooked to make this into a smooth soup, my daughter would never of eaten it if she knew there was cabbage in it. Had some warm garlic bread with it too.
11th Apr, 2012
A really lovely hearty, warming soup.


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