Rating: 3.93 stars
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

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

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Stir onion, garlic, and salt into the hot skillet and cook and stir until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Transfer cooked potatoes to a soup pot and mash them with a potato masher, leaving some potato chunks for texture.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sprinkle soup with chives to serve.

Nutrition Facts

283 calories; protein 12.8g; carbohydrates 50g; fat 4.6g; cholesterol 12.4mg; sodium 636.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2013
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 used evaporated milk for a creamier soup (no diluting.) Thanks for the fabulous recipe. Read More
(12)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/28/2015
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. Read More
(2)
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2013
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 used evaporated milk for a creamier soup (no diluting.) Thanks for the fabulous recipe. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
11/08/2012
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 will make a few "tweaks" for our preference. Instead of heating the milk in the microwave I will put it on the stove top. When the milk starts to boil I will put in 1 tsp of cornstarch so it will dissolve. Then lower the heat and add all other ingred except bacon. I will use the bacon as a garnish. Also I will not mash the potatoes. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2013
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. Usually potato soup is very creamy so with the addition of the crunchy asparagus and the crisp bacon the texture was interesting. The recipe directions do not say what to do with the asparagus once it is cooked so I used it as a garnish along with the bacon and chives. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2013
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 potatoes acted as a thickener. Carrots make a nice addition to this soup! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
10/19/2013
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 will not mass next time rather will coarse chop. Read More
(2)
Rating: 2 stars
02/27/2015
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2017
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 with the thickness would be very easy to thin out if you wanted to though. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2015
My daughter made this recipe and its delicious not too salty or too plain but just right! Read More
(1)
Rating: 1 stars
04/03/2019
Won't make this. Instructions are too "busy". Not worth my time Read More