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Potato Soup with Bacon and Asparagus

Rated as 3.93 out of 5 Stars
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"This goes great with crusty bread and a nice salad. It also works well with a sandwich. You can add more vegetables if you like, along with some chicken stock. To make it thicker, add a half cup of instant mashed potato flakes."
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Ingredients

1 h 10 m servings 283
Original recipe yields 6 servings (6 recipes)

Directions

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  1. Place bacon slices into a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer bacon to a plate lined with paper towels to drain.
  2. Stir onion, garlic, and salt into the hot skillet and cook and stir until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil and stir in the asparagus; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until asparagus are softened but still bright green, 5 to 8 minutes. Drain asparagus and set aside.
  4. Place the potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes; drain.
  5. Transfer cooked potatoes to a soup pot and mash them with a potato masher, leaving some potato chunks for texture.
  6. Pour milk into a microwave-safe bowl and heat on high setting until the milk is hot, 1 to 3 minutes; stir milk occasionally as it heats. Pour hot milk into the potatoes and stir to combine.
  7. Place soup over medium-low heat. Crumble bacon slices and stir bacon and the onion mixture into the soup; heat to a simmer and cook, stirring often, until soup thickens, 5 to 10 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle soup with chives to serve.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 283 calories; 4.6 50 12.8 12 637 Full nutrition

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Our guests loved this soup; makes for a nice presentation as well. This was a bit thick, but then I didn't weigh my potatoes...so that could have been the culprit. Easy to fix with some thinning...

Most helpful critical review

The asparagus was a great touch, but MAN was this bland! I may experiment with this in future plus some Tabasco sauce and other spices.

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Our guests loved this soup; makes for a nice presentation as well. This was a bit thick, but then I didn't weigh my potatoes...so that could have been the culprit. Easy to fix with some thinning...

I followed this recipe to a T but had to use cornstarch to thicken it. My family loved this soup! Even my daughter who is not a fan of asparagus loved it! I will make this soup again, however, I...

I used Yukon gold potatoes, because that is what I had on hand. I had the opposite result from the other reviewers, because I had to add milk. I enjoyed the combination of flavors and textures...

I loved this recipe! It is delicious and hearty. I read through the comments and noticed people having some thickening issues. I used two extra potatoes in this recipe. The added starch from...

The asparagus was a great touch, but MAN was this bland! I may experiment with this in future plus some Tabasco sauce and other spices.

I liked the addition of the asparagus to the traditional potato soup. Like a couple of others, it seemed verythic to me, which was easy enough to fix. Also, I agree with one other viewer that I...

Loved it, we decided to add cheese to ours and some of us added a little extra salt but that is personal taste. Super easy to make and delicious. It does come out a little thick but we were ok w...

My daughter made this recipe and its delicious not too salty or too plain but just right!

Won't make this. Instructions are too "busy". Not worth my time