Awesome! I made this on a rainy late Sept Sunday. I did add an additional 2 cups of chicken broth because it was very thick. I also increased the sage and added a dash of nutmeg. Just because! This is such a wonderful fall soup. The Applewood smoked bacon is what makes it different and better from the rest! Thank you! I will be using this recipe again and again. Oh! One more thing, I topped off the serving bowls with a dollop of sour cream, and a few chopped sage leaves and served with Cibatta bread with basil pesto. Beautiful presentation.
Also added one onion as others suggested and used a few more slices of bacon. After pureeing the mixture, I added about 1/4 cup of heavy cream to give it an even richer flavor. Delicious!!
Yummy! It's the bacon that turns this soup into something special. I also added a chopped onion with the bacon. Otherwise, I made the recipe as stated. Comfort food! Thanks for sharing.
We add a chopped medium onion while cooking the bacon, just to add some extra flair! This is also excellent warmed up the next day!