Cream of Bacon Soup


Our Cream of Bacon Soup recipe is one of the best. It’s creamy and deluxe in flavor. Our roux base is what gives it a rich creamy flavor along with the crispy bacon. If you like bacon, it’s one you’ll come back to.

cream of bacon soup in a bread bowl
cream of bacon soup in a bread bowl

Why This Recipe is Worth Making

This recipe is worth making for the following reasons. And we think that once you make it, you’ll come back to it again.

Easy. This recipe is relatively quick and easy.

Basic ingredients. The ingredients required to make this tasty soup are basic ingredients that are typically present in most household pantries.

Creamy. The soup has a rich creamy flavor that is restaurant style worthy and delicious. 

Flavorful. The combined ingredients help to make it full of flavor. 

Recipe variations. We’ve included several recipe variations and add-ins that you’ll want to be sure to check out.

cream of bacon recipe
cream of bacon recipe

Equipment Needed

Soup pot
Baking sheet
Aluminum foil
Large spoon
Cutting board
Sharp knife

Recipe Variations

To change things up, following are some recipe variations or new add-ins for cream of bacon soup to allow for new flavors and ingredients.

Loaded potato, cheese, sour cream, green onions
Garlic croutons
French fried onions
Oyster crackers
Hamburger, to make bacon cheeseburger soup

How to Store and Reheat Leftovers

Following are tips and tricks for how to store and reheat your cream of bacon soup.

Cool. Allow your soup to cool before transferring it to a plastic food storage container or zipped bag.

Refrigerate. Your soup can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days. After that, it should be moved to the freezer or thrown away.

Reheat.  The best way to reheat cream of bacon soup is on the stovetop. Just place the soup in a pot and reheat over medium low heat, stirring regularly to keep it from burning to the bottom of the pan.

Freeze. Can you freeze cream of bacon soup? While cream soups don’t freeze the best because they have a tendency to separate when thawed, it is possible to freeze cream of bacon soup.

Just be aware that the separation is a possibility and that after it’s reheated and stirred it’s possible to remedy the separation.

cream of bacon soup with spoon
cream of bacon soup with spoon

How to Make Cream of Bacon Soup

Following are our step-by-step instructions for how to make the best cream of bacon soup.


1 pound bacon
1 sweet onion, large
3 stalks celery
2 cloves garlic
4 tablespoons butter
½ cup all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
1 ½ cups half and half 4 cups chicken stock
1 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
shredded cheddar cheese, garnish
chopped green onions, garnish

Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 425F degrees and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spread the bacon evenly on the baking sheet in a single layer and cook until the desired doneness is achieved, 10-15 minutes. Set aside.

2. In a soup pot, heat butter, diced onion, chopped celery, and garlic over medium heat. Sauté until translucent.

3. Add 2 tablespoons of bacon grease. Sprinkle with flour and use a whisk to mix until blended and make a roux.

4. Slowly add the chicken stock, milk, and half and half, continuing to whisk until smooth and creamy.

5. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add bacon right before serving and garnish with shredded cheddar cheese and chopped green onions.

homemade cream of bacon soup in bread
homemade cream of bacon soup in bread

Nutrition Facts

Following are the estimated nutrition facts based on the recipe making 4 servings. Be sure to calculate your nutrition facts based on the ingredients used as nutrition facts will vary according to the brand used.

Calories 977
Total Fat 72.6g
Saturated Fat 31g
Cholesterol 199mg
Sodium 4153mg
Total Carbohydrate 27.8g
Dietary. Fiber 1.3g
Total Sugars 7.8g
Protein 51.6g

Frequently Asked Questions

Following are frequently asked questions that relate to Cream of Bacon Soup. If you have a question that’s not answered here, please drop it in the comments box below and we’ll be happy to answer it.

What makes soup creamy?

In our recipe, we use a roux to make the creamy base for the cream of bacon soup. The roux consists of half and half, bacon fat, butter, and flour.

Does Campbell’s make cream of bacon soup?

Yes, Campbell’s makes a 10.5 ounce can, which can be found at most grocery stores.

How do I keep my bacon from turning flabby?

Flabby bacon occurs when it’s soaked in liquid for too long. To avoid flabby bacon, make the soup and save adding the bacon for right before serving it. This will allow you to enjoy crispy bacon. 


By now you can likely tell that this recipe is a delicious recipe full of creamy deliciousness.

It’s not your typical cream of bacon soup from amazon, Walmart cream of bacon soup, cream of bacon soup form target, Campbell’s cream of bacon soup, cream of bacon soup from Kroger, or even Walmart cream of bacon soup.

Rather it’s homemade with a roux base and it’s tasty.

More Comfort Food Recipes with Bacon:

Creamy Bacon Mac & Cheese
How to Cook Bacon on the Grill
Amazing Avocado Bacon Burger
Asparagus Wrapped in Bacon
Bacon Egg McGriddle Copycat Recipe

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