Rating: 4.6 stars
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

This recipe is so easy to cook and it makes a great stick-to-your-ribs meal on a cold day.

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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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  • Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove bacon to a plate; pour off about half of the bacon grease. Stir carrots, celery, and bay leaf into the same skillet; cook and stir vegetables until slightly softened, about 5 minutes.

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  • Melt butter in a large pot over medium-low heat; whisk in flour. Slowly whisk in milk, bring to a simmer, and cook, whisking frequently, until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.

  • Crumble bacon. Stir bacon, potatoes, corn, paprika, and vegetable mixture into milk mixture. Simmer soup over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

489 calories; protein 21.4g; carbohydrates 62.3g; fat 18.6g; cholesterol 50.5mg; sodium 984.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (20)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/11/2014
Delicious simple recipe. I spruced it up a bit and it turned out wonderfully. First, I cooked the bacon about halfway then added chopped onion, celery, carrots, and a couple cloves of garlic. Cooked all together until the bacon was crispy and veggies soft. I used 2 bay leaves and put them in the milk while it simmered. Before I put the veggies in the milk I mixed the chopped potatoes and corn (I used frozen) in the pan with the bacon and cooked veggies to get some extra flavor. Let simmer on the stove and salt and peppered to taste. Great comfort dish on a chilly day. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/30/2017
It is ok. Missing something though. And I even added garlic and pepper. Also cooked the veggies in some vegetable broth so that I could then puree them. But still missing something. Kids wouldn't eat it. Bacon didn't even help. Read More
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/11/2014
Delicious simple recipe. I spruced it up a bit and it turned out wonderfully. First, I cooked the bacon about halfway then added chopped onion, celery, carrots, and a couple cloves of garlic. Cooked all together until the bacon was crispy and veggies soft. I used 2 bay leaves and put them in the milk while it simmered. Before I put the veggies in the milk I mixed the chopped potatoes and corn (I used frozen) in the pan with the bacon and cooked veggies to get some extra flavor. Let simmer on the stove and salt and peppered to taste. Great comfort dish on a chilly day. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2014
This was absolutely delish! I didn't have bacon, so I used some kielbasa sausage instead. I also added a teaspoon of chicken bouillon and 1/2 teaspoon beef bouillon, along with 1/2 an onion. Other than that, I stuck to the original recipe. The directions were excellent and it was very easy to put together. I definitely give this a 5/5! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2019
I've made this several times and love it. I swap finely diced ham for the bacon and add an extra bay leaf. Instead of simmering on the stove I finish it in the Crockpot. It's much better the next day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2020
Absolutely wonderful recipe. Perfectly balanced flavors. I used a slice of ham to use it up instead of bacon. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
05/01/2021
The potatoes did not cook up even though I followed the recipe to a tee. I wonder if pre-boiling the potatoes would help Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2016
Delicious. I thickened it more at the end with some instant potatoes. Also added onion with the carrot and celery. Very filling and warms you up on a chilly winter night. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2020
I added a little cream salt pepper and it was pretty good actually super creamy Read More
Rating: 2 stars
05/30/2017
It is ok. Missing something though. And I even added garlic and pepper. Also cooked the veggies in some vegetable broth so that I could then puree them. But still missing something. Kids wouldn't eat it. Bacon didn't even help. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2015
Simple and tasty! I threw in some green onions I had on hand and a toe if garlic. Salt made the whole thing pop! Loved it! Read More