Try this bacon potato soup out as soon as you can! All you need to make it is a couple of potatoes, a little finely diced salted bacon, chopped onion and garlic and also a touch of cream… What an easy soup this is.
So I was looking for a hearty lunch soup last week.
I didn’t really have something in mind. So I decided to take a look in my pantry and fridge to see what ingredients I could use. And make something out of them. In the end this bacon potato soup is what I put on our table for lunch that very day.
And the hubs loved it!
Which is not a surprise. Because, I mean just look at the ingredients that go into it. A handful of chopped potatoes, half a container of finely diced salted bacon, the ever present onion and garlic in my pantry.
This sou is as easy peasy as easy peasy gets.
Add a touch of cream to the soup right in the end to add some extra creaminess to it. And you are all set for lunch.
Bacon Potato Soup with Cream
It was one of those grey summer days.
We had had a blazing sun for days and days on end. And then all of a sudden these dark clouds and thunderstorms took over for 3 days. Which is normal by the way. However even if its’ in the middle of summer, you stop craving fresh salads for lunch.
And all you feel like doing is just close the curtains? Then add an extra sneaky dash of cream to your soup and hide underneath a blanket with your goodie bowl in front of the telly. I’m sure that you recognise yourself in this!
Do you love potato soups with bacon?
Then you should also check out my potato bacon chowder with corn!
- 3,5 oz salted bacon (100 g), diced
- 3 cups chicken stock (720 ml), warm
- ⅓ cup cream (80 ml)
- 1 ⅓ lbs potatoes (600 g), diced
- 1 small onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter
- 2 bay leaves
Peel the onion and garlic. Chop them finely. Add the unsalted butter to a large pan and place it over medium heat. Once the butter has melted, add the bay leaves and the chopped onion and garlic.
- Stir and cook for 3 minutes. Then add half of the diced potato.
- Stir and gently bake the potato in the butter for 3 minutes. Then add the diced bacon to the pan as well. Season with a little pinch of pepper. You can add extra salt right in the end of the recipe if necessary because the bacon is salty already.
- Bake the potatoes and bacon for 2 more minutes and then pour in the warm chicken stock.
Give all the ingredients a good stir, bring them to a rolling boil and then turn the heat low. Cover the pan and let the potatoes and bacon simmer for 20 minutes until the potato is tarting to fall apart. After that, add the cream an the rest of the diced potatoes.
Cook for another 4 to 6 minutes until the freshly added potatoes are almost tender. Check the seasoning of the potato soup and extra pepper or salt to taste if necessary. Scoop the soup into large bowls and serve hot.