Ingredients1 h 20 m servings 408
- Place bacon in a large heavy-bottom pot and cook over medium-high heat until crispy, about 10 minutes. Add onions and celery to bacon and stir until coated in bacon grease; add garlic.
- Pour 1 quart water over onion mixture and cover pot; steam vegetables until partially tender, about 5 minutes. Add remaining 1 quart water and cream; reduce heat to medium.
- Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat; stir flour into melted butter and cook until mixture forms a paste. Add potatoes to flour-butter paste and cook until paste is lightly browned and the raw flavor of flour is gone, about 5 minutes. Slowly stir potato mixture into vegetable and cream mixture and cook until soup is smooth, potatoes are tender, and temperature is 170 degrees F (75 degrees C) to 180 degrees F (80 degrees C), 30 to 40 minutes.
- Cook and stir corn and red bell pepper together in a cast iron skillet over medium heat until golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Mix corn mixture into soup and season with red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.
- Cook's Note:
- Add a few drops of hot sauce if desired.
Per Serving: 408 calories; 33.4 23.9 5.5 117 143 Full nutrition
ReviewsRead all reviews 11
Don't let the scale of this recipe scare you off. 3 gallons of soup is 50 servings. Use the "Change Servings" feature to scale it back. The one thing I don't care for is soggy bacon - I would...
This was really great!! The recipe was easy enough. I substituted ham in place of the bacon. Excellent and hearty.
This was a pretty good recipe. I set aside the bacon once it was crispy and used the bacon fat to sauté the vegetables. I also used chicken broth instead of just plain water to add a depth of ...
Wonderful soup! I didnt have all ingredients but still was great. I fried my bacon .Boiled 8 large potatoes, frozen ears of corn I put into steamer basket above my boiling potatoes. Cut the cor...
Great, I used half and half instead of heavy cream. Back flavor is there but not overwhelming. Caution, it makes A LOT. Cut it in half and still had a ton left over
Used milk instead of half & half and water and worked great!
It was a little difficult to make it on less servings but it was still delicious. I will need to make a few adjustments next time simply because I need to make a lot less than the original reci...
Made 4 different soups for a party. This was, by far, the favourite. A very good recipe. One thing, I mistakenly used Half 'n Half and glad I did. It gave the soup a creamy, but not-too-heav...