Penny's Bacon & Tomato Soup

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Canned tomatoes, bacon and chicken broth make this an easy soup to throw together! Perfect paired with a nice slice of southern cornbread. My mother got it from a nice restaurant around Clayton, GA. Can't think of the name of it though. A very tasty and easy soup.


  1. Cook bacon until crispy. Drain, reserving 4 T. of drippings.
  2. Sauté onion in 1 T. of bacon drippings (or olive oil) until soft and transparent.
  3. Mix remaining drippings and flour in pan and cook until light brown.
  4. Add onion and hot broth, stirring until smooth.
  5. Whisk in can of water, tomatoes and bacon.
  6. Cook on low heat for 30-45 minutes.
  7. I think this would probably be good with turkey bacon for a lighter version and olive oil in place of the drippings.
Most Helpful

Thanks for the recipe, although I'm not really too much into tomatoes, this was good. I especially like the flavor of the broth with the bacon. I think next time, I will use 1 can of tomatoes and add either navy beans or potatoes. Good , easy soup.

hotnready November 08, 2011

Before I get on with my review, I have to say that I'm very pleased to be the first to rate this.:) I made this recipe on 10/12/11 for the 2011 Fall PAC Event. Except for cutting in half, the recipe was made as it was written. The directions were so well written that even a beginner Chef could follow the recipe without making a mistake. I really enjoyed the " smokiness" that the bacon gave the soup, it didn't overpower the taste of the other ingredients at all.The only thing that I added to the soup was just a bit of ground black pepper. And to make it a perfect lunch, a grilled cheese sandwich was made to go with it. And how can you have tomato soup without a grilled cheese sandwich ? Thanks for posting and, " Keep Smiling :) "

Chef shapeweaver � October 12, 2011