“Creamy Bacon Mushroom Soup”
The final days of winter are upon us and the creamy bacon mushroom soup is the perfect way to transition to spring! This hearty soup is full of robust and unique flavors that make for an exceptional culinary experience. The blend of bacon and mushrooms gives this dish a savory and flavor that is sure to warm your soul amidst the cold days of winter.
For those of us who have never experienced a creamy bacon mushroom soup, the flavor combinations are sure to surprise and delight you. The blend of bacon and mushrooms creates a rich flavor profile with a hint of smokiness that will appeal to all palates. The natural sweetness from the bacon is balanced with the earthy bitterness of the mushrooms, making this dish perfect for any season.
The key to making a delicious creamy bacon mushroom soup lies in the quality of the ingredients. Start with the best bacon you can find, preferably hickory-smoked bacon for the strongest flavor. Additionally, choose carefully when selecting your mushrooms and opt for king oyster or portobello mushrooms to give the soup a meaty flavor. Finally, for the most indulgent experience choose a high-quality cream for your soup.
Ready to get cooking? Here’s how you make this creamy bacon mushroom soup!
• 8 ounces of bacon, diced
• 2 tablespoons of butter
• 1 onion, chopped
• 2 cloves of garlic minced
• 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
• 1 cup of chicken or vegetable stock
• 2 cups of mushrooms, sliced
• 1 cup of heavy cream
• 2 tablespoons of flat-leaf parsley, minced
• Salt and pepper, to taste
1. Heat a large soup or stock pot over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the diced bacon and cook for 3-4 minutes until the bacon has started to brown and crisp. Use a slotted spoon to remove the bacon from the pot and set aside.
2. To the same pot, add the butter, onion, and garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes until softened and beginning to brown. Sprinkle the flour over the top and cook for 1 minute, stirring regularly.
3. Pour in the chicken or vegetable stock and stir, scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the pot. Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring regularly for 10 minutes.
5. Pour in the cream and stir to combine. Simmer for 10 minutes until the mushrooms are tender and the soup has thickened.
6. Add the reserved bacon, minced parsley, and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Simmer for 5 minutes.
7. Serve the creamy bacon mushroom soup with a sprinkle of fresh parsley and crusty bread. Enjoy!
This creamy bacon mushroom soup is the perfect way to transition from winter to spring. With its unique flavor combinations and hearty texture it’s sure to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. The smoky bacon, earthy mushrooms, and rich cream work together for a unique flavor profile that warms the soul and fills us with memories of the cold winter days. Whether you serve it for lunch or dinner, you can be sure that your family and friends will have nothing but compliments for this dish. Enjoy!