This recipe makes 8 servings
3 - 5 russet potatoes, (2 lb/900 g total), peeled and chopped
1 onion, chopped
4 -5 slices bacon, (4 oz/115 g total), chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
¾ tsp (4 mL) salt
½ tsp (2 mL) pepper
¼ tsp (1 mL) dried rosemary
4 cups (1 L) Easy Chicken Stock recipe
1 cup (250 mL) shredded old Cheddar cheese
¼ cup (60 mL) crumbled cooked bacon, (about 5 slices)
¼ cup (60 mL) chopped fresh chives
¼ cup (60 mL) sour cream
Combine in a slow cooker, potatoes, onion, bacon, garlic, salt, pepper, rosemary, and stock. Cover and cook on low for 5 to 8 hours.
Skim off fat if needed. Use an immersion blender to purée soup until smooth.
Ladle soup into bowls & garnish with cheese, bacon, chives and sour cream.