Irish Bacon and Cabbage Soup

This is what I like to make on St. Patrick’s Day.  It is so satisfying and easy to make.  I always serve it with some homemade Irish Soda Bread and a Killians beer, but since I was traveling yesterday I didn’t get a chance to make it.  It doesn’t have to be St. Patrick’s Day to enjoy one of my favorite soups.  The next day works too!

Hope you enjoy and Happy Cooking,





1/2 pound Irish bacon, diced

2 large potatoes, peeled and cubed

1 large onion, chopped

2 celery stalks, chopped

2 carrots, peeled and chopped

1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice

3 cup chicken stock

salt and black pepper to taste

2 cups thinly sliced dark green savoy cabbage leaves



Place bacon in a large, deep stockpot or saucepan.  Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown.  Drain off any excess fat.

Stir in potatoes, onions, celery, carrots, tomatoes, and chicken stock to cover.  Season with salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer for 20 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.

Stir in cabbage and allow the soup to simmer for a few minutes longer before serving.

Serves: 6



3 thoughts on “Irish Bacon and Cabbage Soup

  1. Pingback: Borscht a la Andrea – A Hearty Beet and Cabbage Soup | Seattle Foodshed

  2. Reblogged this on ChallengeU2cook and commented:

    Legend of Saint Patrick
    Good St. Patrick travelled far, to teach God’s Holy Word
    And when he came to Erin’s sod, a wondrous thing occurred
    He plucked a shamrock from the earth and held it in His hand
    To symbolise the Trinity that all might understand
    The first leaf for the Father
    And the second for the Son
    The third leaf for the Holy Spirit
    All three of them in one.
    I will be making this soup tomorrow! Along with some Irish soda bread.
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!


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