Green Bean Bacon Potato Soup Recipe

Green bean bacon potato soup is a hearty and flavorful soup that is often served during the cooler months, particularly in the fall and winter. 

Main ingredients: Bacon, Onion, Garlic, Chicken broth, Fingerling potatoes, Fresh green beans, Dried thyme, Salt, Black pepper, Heavy cream.

Preparation time: 15-20 minutes

Cooking time: 30-40 minutes

Detailed Ingredients and Quantity

Bacon6 slices of bacon, chopped
Onion1 onion, diced
Garlic2 cloves garlic, minced
Chicken broth4 cups 
Fingerling potatoes1 pound, cut into bite-sized pieces
Fresh green beans1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
Dried thyme1 teaspoon 
Salt1 teaspoon
Black pepper1/4 teaspoon 
Heavy cream1/2 cup 

Steps to prepare sweet potato soup

  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, cook the chopped bacon until crispy. Remove the bacon from the pot and set aside, leaving the bacon grease in the pot.
  2. Add the diced onion and minced garlic to the pot and cook until softened, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add the chicken broth, diced potatoes, green beans, thyme, salt, and black pepper to the pot. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer until the potatoes are tender and the green beans are cooked through, about 20-25 minutes.
  4. Using an immersion blender or transferring the soup to a blender, blend the soup until it is smooth and creamy.
  5. Return the soup to the pot and stir in the heavy cream. Heat the soup until it is warmed through.
  6. Serve the soup in bowls and top each bowl with the crispy bacon.

Nutrients facts

  • Calories: 180
  • Total Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg
  • Sodium: 660mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 19g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Total Sugars: 3g
  • Protein: 8g

Serving suggestions

  1. Crusty Bread: Serve the soup with some crusty bread on the side. You can also toast the bread and add a bit of garlic for an extra kick.
  2. Garnish with Fresh Herbs: Before serving the soup, add some fresh herbs like parsley or chives on top. This will give the soup an extra burst of flavor and a pop of color.
  3. Grilled Cheese: A classic combination is serving soup with grilled cheese sandwich. You can use any cheese you like and grill it until it’s nice and crispy.
  4. Salad: Serve the soup with a simple salad of mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, and a balsamic vinaigrette for a light and refreshing accompaniment.
  5. Cornbread: Instead of bread, you can also serve the soup with some warm and buttery cornbread. The sweet and savory flavors will complement the soup perfectly.

Variations (similar kinds of soups with the same ingredients)

  1. Potato and Bacon Casserole: Use the potatoes and bacon to make a delicious casserole. Layer the potatoes and bacon in a baking dish, sprinkle with cheese, and bake until golden and bubbly.
  2. Green Bean and Bacon Salad: Toss the cooked green beans and bacon with some cherry tomatoes, sliced red onion, and a simple vinaigrette for a quick and easy salad.
  3. Baked Potatoes with Green Beans and Bacon: Bake some potatoes and top them with cooked green beans, crispy bacon, and a dollop of sour cream.
  4. Roasted Potato and Green Bean Sheet Pan Dinner: Toss the potatoes, green beans, and bacon in some olive oil, salt, and pepper, and roast on a sheet pan until everything is tender and crispy.
  5. Bacon and Potato Frittata: Whisk some eggs with cooked potatoes and bacon, pour into a skillet, and cook until set. Serve for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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