This Creamy Potato Bacon Soup recipe showcases the perfect harmony between tender potatoes and crispy bacon. The creamy base, enriched with a medley of aromatic ingredients, sets the stage for an exceptional dining experience.
In a large stock pot, cook bacon until crispy. Remove bacon and drain on paper towels. Remove all but 2 tbl of the bacon fat from the pan.
In the same pan, add the onions and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Then add the celery and carrots. Sauté for a bout 5 minutes. Add the parsley and half the salt & pepper. Add about 1 cup of water and cook for another minute or two. Add the potatoes and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 45 minutes (or until potatoes are done to your liking).
In a small saucepan, heat butter and then add the flour. Cook flour for about 2-3 minutes on medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Add 1/2 cup of milk at a time, whisking with each addition. Continue cooking on medium heat until bubbly. Cook for another minute.
Whisk in the cream mixture to the soup. Cook for a couple minutes to bring it all together. Remove from heat. Serve topped with crispy crumbled bacon.
When a generous gift of a big bag of potatoes came my way, my husband’s request for a potato bacon soup, reminiscent of Campbell’s Chunky Bacon Potato Soup, sparked my culinary imagination. However, I wasn’t particularly fond of that style of soup. Instead, I set out to create a truly remarkable cream soup that would elevate the flavors to new heights. With careful layering of flavors and my expertise in crafting delightful cream soups, I embarked on a mission to satisfy my husband’s cravings. The result was beyond our expectations, surpassing the need for Campbell’s soup and even recreating one of his favorite soups from the now-gone Johnny Carino’s Italian Restaurants.
This Creamy Potato Bacon Soup recipe showcases the perfect harmony between tender potatoes and crispy bacon. The creamy base, enriched with a medley of aromatic ingredients, sets the stage for an exceptional dining experience. Each spoonful reveals a delightful combination of textures and flavors that truly impresses. As my husband eagerly savored the soup, he exclaimed, “Put it on Dish Ditty!” Recognizing its remarkable success, I knew this soup deserved to be shared with others who appreciate a comforting and delicious bowl of soup.
With its rich and indulgent qualities, this Creamy Potato Bacon Soup recipe offers a delectable alternative to traditional bacon potato soups. Whether you’re gifted a surplus of potatoes or simply seeking a satisfying meal, this recipe is sure to impress. Its flavors are thoughtfully layered, creating a soup that goes beyond the ordinary and recalls cherished memories of a beloved restaurant. Prepare to be captivated by the creamy goodness and enticing aroma that will make this soup a standout addition to your recipe collection.