Cheddar & Potato Soup with Bacon

Serves 4

A thick hearty winter soup


  • 2 medium floury potatoes, scrubbed
  • ¼ small onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 480ml skimmed milk
  • 40g cheddar cheese, grated
  • ½ tsp dried dill
  • ½ tsp dried rosemary
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 55g bacon, chopped into small pieces
  • A few sprigs fresh dill


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F. Bake the potato for 1 hour until soft inside, wrap in foil to keep warm and turn off the oven.
  2. Fry the onion in the oil until soft but not brown. Roughly chop one of the baked potatoes and place in a food processor with the milk, cheese, onion, dill, rosemary and salt blend until smooth.
  3. Pour the soup into a pan, cook on a medium heat for 5 mins, season with black pepper. Meanwhile, fry the bacon pieces until crispy.
  4. Roughly chop the remaining baked potato. Divide the soup into four bowls and top with potato, bacon and sprigs of dill.