Cheesy Bacon Soup


  • 1 pound bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar Jack cheese


  1. In a medium stock pot, cook bacon until crispy.
  2. Transfer the cooked bacon from the pot to a paper towel lined plate.
  3. Drain all but about 2 tablespoons of bacon grease from the stock pot.
  4. To the reserved bacon grease, add the onions and sauté until tender and translucent.
  5. Add the flour and cayenne pepper to the cooked onions; stir and cook for about 1 minute.
  6. Gradually add the chicken broth, stirring well after each addition.
  7. Add the milk and cream, and bring just to a simmer.
  8. Remove the soup from the heat and add the cheese, stirring until melted and well blended.
  9. Add the bacon back into the soup and stir.
  10. Serve hot with crackers or bread (makes a great bread bowl soup).

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