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Onion and Potato Soup

potato and onion soup in a creamy coloured bowl

onion & potato soup

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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
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Dairy Free
Freezes Well
Gluten Free
Servings: 4 servings
Cost per portion 10p
Calories: 353.65kcal
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  • 800 g onions
  • 400 g potato (washed not peeled) and cubed
  • 100 g carrots
  • 1 stock cube
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • chilli/garam if you fancy!
  • 60 g bacon cut into titchy pieces and fried with the onion
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tblsp vinegar

To Serve

  • 6 slices home made bread from your baking this week


  • Chop the onion and bacon with about 1tsp of garlic powder and fry them up
  • Cube the potatoes (about 1cm cubed) no need to peel if they don't need it. Fry them for a few minutes, sprinkling over the stock cube.
  • Then, after about 5 mins cooking, pour in 1.8 litres of hot water from the kettle, sprinkle in some salt and pepper and cover and cook until the veg are soft.
  • Whizz up with a stick blender. Taste, adjust seasonings and serve. You can add more water if your soup is too thick.


The salt value excludes any you have added yourself, as each family's tastes will differ
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Nutrition Facts
onion & potato soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 353.65 Calories from Fat 61
% Daily Value*
Fat 6.76g10%
Saturated Fat 2.14g13%
Cholesterol 9.94mg3%
Sodium 550.58mg24%
Potassium 823.65mg24%
Carbohydrates 62.91g21%
Fiber 7.77g32%
Sugar 9.93g11%
Protein 11.69g23%
Vitamin A 4176.5IU84%
Vitamin C 27.68mg34%
Calcium 89.88mg9%
Iron 5.55mg31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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