Bacon Cheese Soup

bacon cheese soup

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
244 Calories
12g Fat
23g Carbs
10g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 244
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 467mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 10g
Calcium 319mg 25%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This simple recipe for Bacon Cheese Soup takes about 20 minutes from start to finish. And the flavor is fabulous. It's bacon ... and cheese. What's not to love?


  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup carrots (shredded)
  • 1/2 cup onion (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • Dash salt (or to taste)
  • Dash pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon white wine Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 (13-ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded American cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. In a large saucepan, sauté bacon until crisp over medium heat, turning frequently. Remove bacon to paper towels to drain, crumble, and set aside.

  2. Remove all but 2 tablespoons drippings from saucepan. Add butter to saucepan along with carrots and onion. Cook over medium heat for 3-4 minutes until crisp tender, stirring frequently.

  3. Add flour, mustard, salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Cook until bubbly, about 2-3 minutes.

  4. Add both kinds of milk and cook until soup has thickened a bit, about 10 minutes. Stir in cheese until melted. Stir in crumbled bacon and serve.