Creamy Cheddar Soup with Crumbled Bacon (for Atkins Diet Phase 2) | Dietplan-101

Yields: 2 servings (Each serving: 6.2 g Net carbs)


  • 2 slices bacon (cut into strips)
  • 1 tbsp chopped onion
  • 1/2 tbsp mustard (or 1/4 tsp mustard powder)
  • ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1 cup half & half
  • 1 cup (4 oz/113 g) shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt (to taste)


  • Fry bacon over medium heat in a non-stick saucepan for a few minutes, until crispy. Drain off excess oil and set aside.
  • Using the same saucepan with bacon fat, sautĂ© the chopped onion until turning brown.
  • Add in the mustard, black pepper and chicken broth. Bring to boil, then reduce heat to a simmer.
  • Add in paprika, half & half and cheese. Let it simmers and stir until the cheese melts. Season to taste with salt.
  • Garnish with crumbled bacon and serve hot.