Potato Bacon Soup Recipe

Introduction

Potato bacon soup is a rich, creamy, and satisfying food with just the right amount of smoky bacon flavour. This easy-to-follow recipe is sure to impress your family and friends, and its nutritional information shows that it can be a part of a healthy and balanced diet when consumed in moderation. So, grab your apron and get ready to make this delicious soup!

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Quick Highlights

Main ingredients: Potato, bacon, chicken broth, heavy cream, parsley

Time: 50 minutes {Preparation time – 10 mins, cooking time – 40 mins}

Servings – 6

Nutrients: Rich in vitamin C, protein, vitamin B6, potassium, and calcium

Preparation of the ingredients

1. Peel and dice the potatoes.

2. Dice the slices of bacon

3. Finely chop the onion and garlic cloves

4. Chop fresh parsley

Ingredients

IngredientsQuantity
1. Bacon6 slices
2. Onion1
3. Garlic2 cloves
4. Potatoes (medium)4
5. Chicken broth4 cups
6. Heavy cream1 cup
7. SaltHalf teaspoon
8. Black pepperTo taste
9. Fresh parsleyHalf cup

Preparing the soup

1.  Over medium flame, cook the cubed bacon until crispy in a big saucepan. The bacon should then be taken out to drain any extra oil.

2.  In the same saucepan, sauté the chopped onion and minced garlic in the bacon fat until the onion is translucent. 

3.  Add the diced potatoes and chicken broth to the pan, bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat to low.

4.  Simmer the soup until the potatoes are tender.

5.  Blend the soup until it is smooth and creamy.

6.  Add the heavy cream, salt, and black pepper to the pan and combine well.

7.  Warm up the soup once more over low heat.

8.  Place the bacon bits and fresh parsley on top of the soup before serving.

Variations on the recipe

To make this soup lighter, you can use turkey bacon or omit the bacon entirely and add some chopped vegetables such as carrots and celery for added nutrition.

Nutritional Information

The above recipe makes six servings, with each containing approximately:

1.  Calories: 330

2.  Fat: 22g

3.  Saturated Fat: 11g

4.  Cholesterol: 64mg

5.  Carbohydrates: 24g

6.  Fiber: 2g

7.  Sugar: 3g

8.  Protein: 9g

9.  Sodium: 963mg

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