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Creamy Potato Bacon & Shrimp Soup

Creamy Potato Bacon & Shrimp Soup

Winter is here so more soup for me he hehe. I love soups of all kind. Today I decided to make this lovely creamy Potato Bacon Soup similar to Loaded Bacon Potato Soup with a twist. Yup! I added shrimp to this one and it was awesome so awesome I had it thrice¬†YES! Thrice in one day, well better to get all the eating out the way for the New Year. ūüôā¬†

Creamy Potato Bacon & shrimp Soup
Creamy Potato Bacon & shrimp Soup
Creamy Potato Bacon & shrimp Soup
Prep Time: 10 mins          servings: 6-8         Cook time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6¬†bacon diced
  • 8 pieces of jumbo shrimp (without tail)
  • 3 1/2 tbsp butter or bacon grease
  • 1 cup onion, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp parsley
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups warm Milk
  • 2¬†cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2lbs potatoes, peeled and cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese or Cheddar
  • green onions
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional for toppings: Bacon Bits, scallion or Chives¬† diced and Shredded Cheese
 

Instructions

  1. In a large pot cook bacon strips until crispy then set them aside
  2. Boil Shrimp and then dice them into pieces, set aside for later.
  3. Remove Bacon from the pot and set aside, leave leftover bacon grease if not you can use butter.
  4. Add diced onions and parsley to the grease or butter residue, cook for 5 minutes on medium to low heat until the onions are clear.
  5. Add flour to the chicken stock and whisk until flour is dissolved completely.
  6. Add Chicken/flour stock to onion and parsley and cook for 2 minutes.
  7. Add Potatoes, milk, bacon and shrimp to the pot for 10-15mins until potatoes are cooked, make sure to stir continuously to avoid burning.
  8. Add Mexcian Cheese to the pot and stir.
  9. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Garnish with Leftover bacon strips, Mexican cheese, and scallion/chives optional shrimp.
 
Optional: If you do not have chicken broth you can use a chicken season to make a broth with 2 cups water. Also, you can add a few more shrimp so you can use to garnish.
 
Nyammings!!!

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