Potato Soup with Bacon & Truffle Oil Recipe

Potato Soup with Bacon & Truffle Oil Recipe

This potato soup is the right amount of thickness and rich flavor from the sour cream and cheese. The truffle oil adds an earthy, umami-filled flavor.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • 10slicesbacon,chopped into ½-inch pieces
  • 4lbRusset potatoes,washed and roughly cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 1large white onion,diced
  • 5garlic cloves,minced
  • 5cupschicken broth
  • 1cupheavy cream
  • 1cupsharp cheddar cheese,grated
  • 4tbsptruffle oil
  • salt and pepper


  1. Fry bacon in a large stockpot or dutch oven over medium-high heat until crispy.

  2. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon, and then measure out the remaining grease and return 2 tablespoons of grease to the pot.

  3. Add the onion and saute for 5 minutes or until cooked and translucent.

  4. Add the garlic and cook for an additional 1 to 2 minutes or until fragrant. Then pour the chicken broth.

  5. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.

  6. Remove the lid, and use a potato masher to mash the soup until your desired level of smoothness.

  7. Add in the heavy cream, sharp cheddar cheese, truffle oil, cooked bacon pieces, and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

  8. Serve warm, generously garnished with preferred toppings.

Recipe Notes

Optional Toppings:

  • additional shredded cheddar cheese
  • sliced green onions
  • sour cream


  • Calories: 839.73kcal
  • Fat: 53.38g
  • Saturated Fat: 21.27g
  • Trans Fat: 0.36g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 21.62g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.19g
  • Carbohydrates: 68.13g
  • Fiber: 4.90g
  • Sugar: 7.78g
  • Protein: 24.35g
  • Cholesterol: 114.68mg
  • Sodium: 1514.30mg
  • Calcium: 241.37mg
  • Potassium: 1685.72mg
  • Iron: 3.56mg
  • Vitamin A: 228.73µg
  • Vitamin C: 20.50mg
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