Potato, Fennel, Mushroom, Bean, and Bacon Soup



I love making soups that cook all day allowing the flavors to meddle either on the stove top or in a crock pot.  Here I decided to go the opposite route and throw together a soup in under 30 minutes.  I must say it everything came together perfectly and it was plenty flavorful.  I did use turkey bacon to help my cause out.  I had a list of ingredients I wanted to use but no particular method of putting them together.  So I just went for it, didn’t over think it, and ended up with a delicious meal for us to enjoy.  It has been a bit hot for soup, but it’s a meal I can make easily which is what I’m all about these days.


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Potato, Fennel, Mushroom, Bean, and Bacon Soup

  • red potatoes, chopped into decent sized chunks
  • fennel, chopped into 1″ pieces
  • garlic, minced
  • onion, chopped
  • shrooms, sliced thickly
  • parsley, chopped I used about 1/4 cup
  • 4 slices turkey bacon, sliced into thin strips
  • can white northern beans
  • Better Than Bouillon chicken base
  • water
  • olive oil
  • s&p
  1. In a pot heat up some olive oil.  Add the bacon, garlic, and onion.  Cook until garlic and onion have browned.
  2. Add water, I used 8 cups as I had a lot of potatoes (around 8 or 9), and add the chicken base, I used 3-4 teaspoons.  Next toss in the potatoes and parsley, bring to a boil, and simmer until they are tender.
  3. Meanwhile in a pan heat up some olive oil and cook the fennel until just tender and lightly browned.  Set aside.
  4. Heat up a bit more olive oil in the pan and cook the mushrooms.
  5. Once potatoes are tender add in the beans, fennel, and mushrooms.  Season with s&p.  Allow to simmer for 5 minutes and serve.

One thought on “Potato, Fennel, Mushroom, Bean, and Bacon Soup

  1. Jay LaRoche

    Hey Christine! I am loving your blog, and I am very impressed with your work. With my extra time off lately I am trying to cook more and learn some new things in the kitchen, so your website is an inspiration. I’m excited to tell you that I made your Potato, Fennel, Mushroom, Bean, and Bacon Soup last night for Jennifer and I and it came out great! It was pretty simple, even for a novice like myself, but WOW, the flavor of the broth was killer!!! So thank you for the ideas and keep up this incredible website. See ya soon!



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