Potato Soup with Bacon and Truffle Oil

February 20, 2013 by Ali

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Vote for the "Baked Potato Soup with Bacon & Truffle Oil" photo by Gimme Some Oven in the Le Creuset Williams-Sonoma Photo Contest!

People. I have to tell you something.

I think this may be the best potato soup recipe I’ve ever made.

Ok, I’m pretty sure it is the best potato soup recipe I’ve ever made.

And it’s all because truffle oil is freaking brilliant.

For those of you new to the truffle oil craze, you can find all sorts of fancy and expensive brands. But I bought a fantastic $6 bottle at TJ Maxx, and it has been making my friends and me swoon with each new truffle recipe I have tried ever since. So far, I have most loved using it to make truffle fries. But when I was craving some recently, the idea occurred to me — why not use them to make one of my other potato favs — potato soup!! So behold, this Potato Soup with Bacon and Truffle Oil was born. And it What can I say? You really should just make it, well, today. :)

The fun thing about this soup is that the photo above is actually my entry in the Le Creuset & Williams Sonoma Quince Photo Contest. 18 incredible bloggers (you should seriously check out all of their great sites!) were invited to submit a photo featuring Le Creuset’s new Quince Cookware, and I instantly fell in love with that beautiful buttery yellow color. It is even prettier in person, and I love the bright and cheery pop of color it brings to my kitchen! They have all sorts of different Quince cookware options you can purchase, so be sure to check it out online.

And then if you have a minute, I would be so honored if you would take a few seconds to pop over and vote for my photo on Pinterest! All you have to do is “like” my photo, and that counts as a vote. The contest runs from February 20 – March 4, so be sure to tell your friends to check out all of the board with all of the wonderful recipes being shared.

There’s something in it for you, too! If I win, I get to give away a beautiful set of Quince cookware (valued at $585) to one lucky reader including:

Yay for Le Creuset! Many thanks in advance for your votes, and happy truffle oil potato soup making!!

You can vote for my Potato Soup with Bacon & Truffle Oil Soup photo here. Thank you so much!!


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Potato Soup with Bacon & Truffle Oil

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 4-6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 10 slices bacon, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 4 pounds Russet potatoes, washed and roughly cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream or half and half
  • 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3-4 Tbsp. truffle oil
  • salt and pepper
  • optional toppings: additional shredded cheddar, sliced green onions, sour cream

Method

Fry bacon in a large stockpot or dutch oven over medium-high heat until crispy. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon, and then measure out the remaining grease and return 2 tablespoons of grease to the pot.

Add the onion and saute for 5 minutes or until cooked and translucent. Add the garlic and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes or until fragrant. Then add the chicken broth.

Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Remove the lid, and use a potato masher to mash the soup until your desired level of smoothness. (It's ok if some lumps remain!)

Add in the heavy cream, cheddar, truffle oil, cooked bacon pieces, and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Then serve warm, generously garnished with (optional) toppings.

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Disclaimer: I was given a Le Creuset dutch oven to participate in this photo contest. I was not compensated to participate, and all opinions are my own as always. The post also contains affiliate links.

You can vote or my Potato Soup with Bacon & Truffle Oil Soup photo here. Thank you so much!!

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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23 thoughts on “Potato Soup with Bacon and Truffle Oil

  1. I visited your website and put the potato bacon and truffle oil soup recipe on my menu for the future when I will be able to cook my own meals. It is a simple recipe fine for me on a simple day.
    I am a simple Man. Lynyrd Skynyrd

    - Mike Moldovan

  2. Your link to vote doesn’t work for me.

    - Nancy

  3. I have a bottle of truffle oil, and can only imagine how good that addition is to this soup! I need to try it asap!!

    - Deborah

  4. this looks like love in a bowl!!! :) I’m obsessed with a good potato soup! & your pics are GORGEOUS!! :)

    - Tina | My Life as a Mrs

  5. I voted for you. Good Luck!

    - Amy L

  6. I liked your soup on pinterest as 321gem
    good luck

    - Julie

  7. I “liked” your soup on Pinterest. Looks wonderful!

    - Peggy

  8. Liked and repinned! I love the comment about how one person was supposed to vote for another recipe but then they saw yours and voted for that one instead. :) It’s a beautiful photo! Such great colors.

    I don’t like soup but I’d be more than content with just potatoes, bacon and cheese. :D

    - Erin @ Texanerin Baking

  9. Oh man, you had me at truffle oil!

    - Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

  10. Wow, this soup looks amazing! Such a perfect match for the quince color :)

    - Nutmeg Nanny

  11. MMMMM GUUUUURL.

    - Bev @ Bev Cooks

  12. I voted! Hope you win!

    - Laura @FoodSnobSTL

  13. I love potato soup and this looks fabulous! The truffle oil is the perfect addition!

    - Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.

  14. I just made a potato soup recently and while we loved it, I can only imagine how much more amazing it would have been with truffle oil! Love your photo – just stunning!

    - Tracey

  15. Ok, I saw truffle oil at our store, and now your soup has me wishing I had purchased a bottle. My fingers are crossed they still have some, because that soup looks amazing!!! And awesome job being chosen for such a fun photo contest!!!!

    - Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

  16. I always get my artisan ingredients like strawberry balsamic vinger or pure vanilla extract at TJ Maxx. It saves me so much money! Truffle oil sounds amazing in this soup. Good luck!

    - Nicole @ youngbrokeandhungry

  17. This sounds so good – I just bought a new bottle of truffle oil!! Going to vote for you now!

    - Liz @ The Lemon Bowl

  18. I am ALWAYS looking for great new potato soup recipes, and this one looks fantastic. I’ve never used truffle oil before, but it sounds exciting ;) I will certainly vote for you!

    - Sister Spice

  19. Potatoes and truffle oil is such a great combo! I need to make this before winter is officially over. I voted for you. There were a lot of great photos, but yours truly was the prettiest :)

    - Lindsey (Lou Lou Biscuit)

  20. I can imagine this is the best ever. I love truffle oil. I voted for you, good luck friend!

    - Cassie | Bake Your Day

  21. this sounds ridiculous! truffle oil + bacon + potatoes = HEAVEN. definitely trying this one!!

    just voted for you! such a fun contest!

    - little kitchie

  22. This looks SO tasty, Ali! I love a good potato soup and I’d love to try yours. Love to hear that another blogger gets foodie goodies at Marshalls, too. They have some yummy stuff!

    - Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking