Easy Eats: Potato Bacon Soup

Easy Eats: Potato Bacon Soup 

Posted: 11:44 am Friday, April 6th, 2018

By alexafilipe

So far, this spring has been full of snow and gloomy weather, giving me some major comfort food cravings! This Potato Bacon Soup recipe is sure to satisfy your taste buds and warm you right up!


Ingredients:

  • 3-4 Potatoes
  • 1/4 cup celery
  • 1/4 cup carrots
  • Bacon
  • 2 tsp. sour cream
  • 1 tbsp. milk
  • 1 tbsp. flour
  • Butter
  • Onion
  • Salt and Pepper

The veggies!

 

What to do:

  1. In a medium size pot, add a tsp. of butter and a tsp. of flour and mix until a creamy roux is formed.
  2. Next, add 3 cups of water to the pot and whisk together with the roux. Keep the heat on medium-high.
  3. Chop up a small bit of onion and add it to the pot of water, along with salt and pepper.
  4. Dice up some potatoes, allow the water/roux mixture to boil, and then toss in those potato cubes.
  5. Once the potatoes seem to be softening, take a potato masher and smash those potatoes! A potato broth will now begin to form.
  6. At this point, you can add some milk and sour cream to thicken up the broth.
  7. Add you carrots and celery to the pot.
  8. Begin cooking your bacon! I find that three strips of bacon is plenty for this recipe.
  9. Once the bacon is fried and crispy, chop it up into small pieces and throw it in the pot.
  10. Let the soup continue to boil for another 10 minutes. This way, all the flavors will fuse together.
  11. Serve up to 5 people! Enjoy!

 

Although it is the beginning of April and spring has sprung, Mother Nature has still been treating us with loads of snow and chilly weather. I mostly planned to be eating salads and quinoa bowls at this point in the year, but I’m still in the mood for hearty, comforting foods like this Potato Bacon Soup. Today’s recipe is one that I made about a week ago, on our most recent Long Island snow day, and I’ve been craving it every day since. When I first made this soup, I had no idea how easy it would be to make. I practically thought of the recipe off the top of my head based on these simple ingredients I had lying around my kitchen: potatoes, celery and carrots. Oh yeah, and the bacon, don’t forget the bacon. Adding bacon to this soup really ties all of the flavors together, and is definitely worth the extra calories.

As long as the weather is this gloomy, I plan on eating soups like this to warm myself up.

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy this recipe!

-Alexa

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