This green chile bacon potato soup recipe is a flavorful dish that will keep you full any time of the year. Our green chili seasoning added to bacon, potatoes, and a milk base creates an explosion of flavors that will become a new favorite go-to recipe in your kitchen.
When the weather gets chilly and the snow starts to fly, soups are a great way to enjoy a hearty meal that keeps you warm and satisfied. You Can also enjoy soups year-round whenever you feel like making a quick and easy meal. Potato soup is a classic soup recipe that is often a favorite go-to in most kitchens. This soup is usually made with diced potatoes, a milk broth base, and bacon added in. In recent years there have been many different variations of potato soup have been created such as crack potato soup with ranch dressing seasoning in it or a cauliflower potato soup that uses cauliflower instead of potatoes.
Our green chili bacon potato soup recipe is a fun new spin on the traditional bacon potato soup. We have added our green chili seasoning and diced green chilies into a classic potato soup recipe to create a flavorful soup recipe that will become a new favorite in your recipe books.
Cooking the Potatoes
In a medium pot, boil 3 large diced potatoes. Cook until the potatoes become tender. Drain in a colander and set aside if you want to use the same pot to cook up the bacon. If not, drain the potatoes and leave them in a medium pot. You can check the tenderness of the potatoes by inserting a fork into a potato to tell if it is hard or soft. If it is hard then boil for a few more minutes. You want the potatoes to be soft but not mushy.
Cooking the Bacon
In the medium pot, you used to cook the potatoes or a medium skillet, cook up a 16 ounce package of bacon that has been chopped or diced and ¼ diced onion in 1 tablespoon of oil or lard. Cook until golden.
Add in 4 ounces mild diced green chilies. Stir together
Add 1 cup of flour to make a roux that helps thicken the soup. You also get a nice bacon flavor in the soup when you use the bacon grease and flour to create the roux or base for the soup.
Combining the Soup
Add the cooked potatoes and bacon with 5 cups milk (you can use half and half if you want the soup to be a little more creamier) and 2 tablespoons Chugwater Chili Green Chili Seasoning (if you do not want it to be as spicy do 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of the green chili seasoning), and 1/4 teaspoon of salt in the medium pot. Stir together and bring to a simmer. Simmer until the soup has thickened.
Serving Green Chile Bacon Potato Soup
This green chili bacon potato soup is easy to serve once it is heated and the broth has thickened. Salt and pepper this soup to taste. You can serve this soup with a variety of different side dishes or even some add-ins. Here is a list of side dishes that go well with this soup recipe.
- Garden Salad
- Fruit Salad
- Green chili cornbread
Here is a list of add-ins you can add to your bowl of soup.
- Shredded cheese
- Diced jalapenos
- Bacon crumbles
You can add this potato soup to a slow cooker on low to keep warm and served it at parties or potlucks. This soup can be added with other soups for a soup bar. There are many possibilities when serving this green chili bacon potato soup recipe.
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