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Potato Soup With Bacon (And Apples!)

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time35 mins

You'll fall in love with this thick and creamy Polish Potato Soup With Apples And Bacon! Seasoned with nutmeg and marjoram, this comforting, cozy soup is seriously delicious! Easy and quick to make, it'll be on your table in 30 minutes.

 6 Potatoes
 2 Apples (tart, sour like granny smith)
 1 Onion
 2 Garlic cloves
 2 tbsp Butter
 6 cups Broth
 ½ cup Cream (at least 20 %)
 100 g Smoked bacon
 3 Bay leaves
 3 Whole allspice berries
 2 tsp Dried marjoram (or dried oregano)
 Nutmeg (to taste)
 Salt and pepper (to taste)
 ½ tsp Smoked paprika (optional)
 A few fresh salvia leaves (optional)
To serve
 Reserved fried bacon
 Finely chopped chives/green onions or parsley
 Pinch of nutmeg/black pepper

Chop bacon. Set aside. Peel and cut potatoes into 2cm cubes. Peel and chop onion and garlic. Chop apples.


Heat a little bit of oil in a large pot (for the soup) over medium heat. Add bacon and fry until crispy. Remove the bacon from the pot. Set aside.


Add one tablespoon butter to the same pot. Add onion with garlic and fry until translucent, around 2 minutes.


Add apples and fry for 3 minutes stirring often.


Add potatoes, season with herbs, paprika, nutmeg, and pepper. Fry for 5 minutes stirring often.


Add broth, bay leaves, allspice berries, and bring to boil. Cook for 25 minutes on medium-low heat. The soup should simmer energetically.


Add cream to the soup and cook for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat. Remove bay leaves and allspice berries. Blend the soup until smooth.


Taste and season with more nutmeg, herbs, salt, and pepper if needed. Serve with bacon, finely chopped chives and a pinch of nutmeg or black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4