We may think that the time for soups is coming to a close for the year, but the thing about soups – the secret fact that no one seems to realize – is that they are awesome and should be eaten pretty much every week. And it should also be pointed out that we haven’t had a very good spring and winter in some parts of the country. It never feels like it is getting warmer. So why not eat some bacony soup? Mama, tells you to! Below, I’ve collected my favourite bacon soups from across the web, and I’m delivering them safe to the comfort of your computer screen.

Bean and Bacon Soup

The weather hasn’t been that great. Just the other day, my umbrella blew inside out in the middle of a gusty rain storm. I hate when that happens. That’s why we should probably curl up with some heartening-type dealios like this one: bacon and bean soup. I can almost feel a snugly sweater being wrapped around me as I think about eating this baby.

Beer, Cheese and Bacon Soup

Sometimes, I just have to say, Wha? Cause, like, dudes – this is bacon soup with beer. I kinda feel like this is one of those cases where we trick everyone into letting us eat something wholly redonkulously amazing simply because it is poured into a classy bowl and served as an “appetizer.” Guys! It’s basically beer and cheese and bacon whizzed in a blender. We really can’t be fooling anyone by calling it soup, can we?

Thick and Creamy Potato Bacon Soup

You know how I say that cheese and bacon belong together, or that bacon and chocolate are a perfect match, or that bacon and avocados are really, like, the best thing ever? Well, scratch all of that. Bacon and potatoes were always meant to be joined together in the bonds of creamy soup.

Pumpkin and Bacon Soup

A lot of the soups I’ve highlighted today are pretty heavy. You won’t mistake this one for water anytime soon, but its use of pumpkins gives it a bit of a less gooey consistency. Also, pumpkins – with bacon. I can’t wait for Halloween to come around, so that I can make some bacon soup from my leftover Jack-O-Lanterns.

Lentil, Kale and Bacon Soup

Continuing to lighten our soups a bit, this one is even more brothy, and less creamy. And it has the ever-wise addition of kale. I may not look it, but I am one of the world’s foremost authorities on kale. My first rule of kale: never eat it without including some bacon for seasoning. This is the secret of kale, and why it is not more popular. I plan to write a book about this very problem.

Zucchini and Bacon Soup

As the author of this recipe notes, “a very good place for bacon, possibly even the best, is in soup.” Very true! Have you ever noticed how bacon, added before you cook all of the vegetables, seems to take the soup to another level of deliciousness? It’s probably because the bacon has always meant to be there. In fact, even if you are soup isn’t about bacon, I recommend sneaking it in somehow, just for that “secret weapon” effect. Trust me, you’ll be thankful I told you this.

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

It wouldn’t be a round-up of the Internet’s best bacon soup recipes if I didn’t include one of Rob’s. Like everything tasty and amazing, this recipe includes cheese. It also includes burger. This, I believe, is how you make gold out of silver and bronze and a whole slew of other metals that are kind of as good as gold, but not really.