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Creamy Broccoli, Bacon and Corn Soup

Creamy Broccoli, Bacon and Corn Soup
 

Creamy Broccoli, Bacon and Corn Soup
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Recipe type: Soup, Lunch, Dinner
Author: Adapted from Everyday Food, September 2008
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 40 mins
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 4 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 large baking potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 head broccoli (about 1 pound), cut into bite-size florets, stalks peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn kernels
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, cook bacon over medium-low, stirring occasionally, until crisp, 8 to 10 minutes.
  2. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate.
  3. Increase heat to medium for the large pot. Cook onion, stirring, until it begins to soften, 6 to 8 minutes.
  4. Add flour; cook, stirring constantly, 30 seconds.
  5. Add broth and potato; bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce to a simmer; cook until potato is tender, about 10 minutes.
  7. Add broccoli, corn, thyme, and milk. Cook until broccoli is crisp-tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Serve topped with bacon.