I've been pretty lazy in the kitchen lately but with the possibility of eating way too many takeouts as soon as Baby arrives, I decided to get stuck in and try out a new recipe. And trust me, this Potato and Bacon Soup was more then worth getting off my 9 month pregnant butt to make!
Set oven to 375*F
Peel and roughly chop potatoes and onions
Place the garlic, potatoes and onions in a bowl and coat with oil and toss with enough paprika, salt and pepper to taste.
Spread vegetables on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 30-45mins
After the vegetables have finished roasting, put the chicken stock in a large pot and bring to the boil.
Add the roasted vegetables to the liquid, cover with a lid, turn to the lowest heat setting and allow to simmer for 1 hour.
Blend the mixture until smooth with an immersion blender (if you have one) or in batches using your blender.
chop the bacon into small bits and fry until crispy
mix the bacon into the soup
Pour soup into serving bowls, sprinkle on cheddar cheese and add a teaspoon of sour cream on top.
Stir the cheese and sour cream into the soup before eating