There are many signs of fall: kids start going back to school; leaves start changing colour and falling from the trees; we all start wearing warmer clothes.
But I think that one of the biggest signs of fall is actually in our kitchen: it’s the time of year when our big soup pots come out of hiding and we start to make new delicious mixtures to keep us warm and fall. I’ve already given you a great rundown of some essential bacon soups here – I’ve just added to the list. After the jump you’ll find even more great bacon soup recipes.
Cabbage Bacon Soup
Cabbage is not the most loved vegetable. I don’t think anyone’s gone out of their way to hug a cabbage. But this recipe might just get you there: Cabbage Bacon Soup. With frost nipping at our heels, it only makes sense that you’d want to eat something as tummy-filling as cabbage bacon soup. And for those recession-prone times, cabbage is a perfect choice: each serving of this soup will likely cost just over a dollar. That’s some bacony value for your money!
Cauliflower Bacon Soup
We’ll keep the economy soup flowing with this entry: Cauliflower Bacon Soup. A whole head of cauliflower will only set you back a buck or two, and with a head of cauliflower, you pretty much have half of this soup! (The other half is bacon.) I’m also a big fan of cauliflower, and think it is wildly underrated. Trust me – this soup will make you a cauli-convert as well.
Pumpkin Soup with Bacon
This is the time of pumpkins, so it does seem to make sense to turn them into delicious soup. This recipe just crumbles the bacon on-top, but you can also try out this one, which incorporates it into the main part of the soup. Either way, I think this is a great way to celebrate the time of Halloween and falling leaves by baconing-up some pumpkins.
Sweet Potato, Celeriac and Bacon Soup
It’s freezing out there! After so many months of not even really considering what the weather was like outside before I left my house, I’m finding it hard to remember to put on my sweater, jacket and – much as I hate to admit it – toque. But my secret weapon to staying warm is to fill up on soups like this one – a heating mixture of sweet potato and celeriac, giving it a sweet and fresh flavour that won’t weigh you down as it wards off the cold. And it comes with bacon? I believe this is what we are supposed to call bliss.
Hearty Lentil Soup with Smoky Bacon and Sweet Onions
Lentils are one of those things I always forget about: they make any food they touch taste hearty and filling, and they add a lot of nutrients. They also go great with savoury foods like bacon and onions. This recipe will probably not just fill you up on those winter nights, it will probably put you into a sweet food coma that you’ll probably have difficulty getting out of when you wake the next morning. Thus, I recommend eating it only the weekends, and only when you are not going to operate heavy machinery afterward.