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Hearty creamy potato soup with bacon and green chilis. The perfect bowl of soup to serve for a holiday open house. Comforting, and supremely delicious with a hint of earthy spice from the green chilis. This potato soup will quickly become a family favorite for holidays, parties, and just cozy Friday nights next to a fire.
Hearty Creamy Potato Soup with Bacon and Chilis
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Hearty creamy potato soup with bacon and green chilis. The perfect bowl of soup to serve for a holiday open house. Comforting, and supremely delicious with a hint of earthy spice from the green chilis. This potato soup will quickly become a family favorite for holidays, parties, and just cozy Friday nights next to a fire.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 499 kcal
Author: AbraPappa
Ingredients
  • 5 slices thick cut applewood smoked bacon (diced)
  • 1 tbsp (reserved) bacon fat
  • 1 large onion (2 cups chopped)
  • 1 large stalk celery (1 cup chopped)
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 4 large russet potatoes (5 cups diced, weighing 2.5 lbs.)
  • 4 ounces Rio Luna Organic Chopped Green Chilis (reserve 2 tbsp for topping)
  • 5 cups organic chicken stock
  • 1 cup sour cream
Toppings
  • grated pepper jack cheese
  • sliced scallion
  • ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. In a large soup pot over medium-high heat add diced bacon and cook until crispy. Transfer the bacon to a plate using a slotted spoon and reserve for topping the soup. (I have the plate waiting with paper towel to help absorb any extra grease). Reserve one tablespoon of bacon grease in the stock pot, pour out additional bacon grease. (option: you can substitute butter in place of bacon fat).

  2. Add onion, celery, and garlic to soup pot and cook for 8 minutes until onions are translucent and celery is tender. Add salt, stir well to incorporate. 

  3. Add potatoes, chilis, and chicken stock to pot, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. 

  4. Ladle half of the soup into a high speed blender and puree until smooth. Pour the pureed soup back into the pot and stir well to combine.

  5. Ladle 1 cup of liquid from the soup into a large bowl, add sour cream and whisk until creamy and no lumps remain. Pour contents into soup pot and stir well to incorporate.

  6. Taste to adjust seasoning (add additional salt and pepper if needed).

  7. Serve topped with reserved bacon crumbles, grated pepper jack cheese, reserved green chilis, freshly ground black pepper, and sliced scallions.

Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Hearty Creamy Potato Soup with Bacon and Chilis
Amount Per Serving
Calories 499 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 1307mg 54%
Potassium 1393mg 40%
Total Carbohydrates 56g 19%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 6g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 5%
Vitamin C 20.9%
Calcium 9%
Iron 15.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.