Asparagus Bacon Soup
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 45 mins
Ingredients
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 ribs celery, chopped
  • 3 cups chopped asparagus spears (woody parts discarded or peeled off)
  • 1 large russet potato, peeled
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley (plus more for garnish)
Instructions
  1. Add the bacon to a large pot and cook over medium heat until crispy.
  2. Remove the bacon and set aside for garnish later (retain the bacon fat in the pot for flavor!).
  3. Add butter, onions, celery, and asparagus to the pot and cook over medium heat until onions are soft, about 7 minutes.
  4. Add the potatoes, parsley and chicken broth and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes, until potatoes are soft.
  5. Allow to cool, then transfer in batches to a blender and blend until smooth (you can choose the texture you want by adjusting the blend-time!).
  6. Transfer the soup back to the pan and add the pepper. Reheat and serve warm and topped with crumbled bacon.
Makes 4 bowls of soup
    Recipe by My San Francisco Kitchen at https://www.mysanfranciscokitchen.com/asparagus-bacon-soup/