Cabbage, Bacon and Potato Soup

Recipe Description

Stick to your ribs soup, very warm and comforting. If you have leftover cooked sausage, use it instead of the bacon.

serves 6


  • 2 pound potatoes, peeled (about 6 medium) 12 ounces bacon, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 cups finely shredded cabbage
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup light whipping cream|whipping cream
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup chopped chives or green onions|green onion tops


  1. In a large pot, cover the potatoes with 5 cups of water.
  2. Cover,bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes, or until tender.
  3. With a fork or potato masher, break up the potatoes.
  4. Do not drain.
  5. They should be lumpy,not smooth.
  6. Meanwhile, in a large skillet on medium heat, cook the baconuntil crisp.
  7. Remove the bacon and drain off all but 2 tablespoons fat.
  8. Add the garlic and cabbage to the skillet and saute until the cabbage is wilted, about 3 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle on the vinegar and add the cream.
  10. Simmer on low heat until the cabbage is crisp-tender, about 10minutes.
  11. Add the cabbage, its liquid and the diced bacon to the potatoes and water in the pot.
  12. Simmer everything together until the tastes are combined, about 5 minutes.
  13. Season well with salt and pepper.
  14. Sprinkle with chives before serving.
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