Potato and Green Bean Soup

    1 hour

    This is a creamy soup that will warm the cockles of your heart. Bacon, potatoes and green beans are simmered together in a creamy soup base.

    14 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 330g fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 2.5cm pieces
    • 1 tablespoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 235g peeled and diced potatoes
    • 75g melted butter
    • 80g diced onion
    • 35g bacon bits
    • 1 (295g) tin condensed cream of chicken soup
    • 700ml milk
    • salt and ground black pepper to taste

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Place the green beans into a pot with enough water to cover. Add the bicarbonate of soda and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook until the green beans are nearly tender, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain the water from the green beans; set aside.
    2. Place the potatoes into a large pot with enough salted water to cover; bring to the boil, reduce heat to medium and continue cooking until almost tender, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat, but do not drain the water from the pot.
    3. Heat the butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook the onion and bacon bits in the melted butter until the onions are soft and translucent, 5 to 7 minutes; add to the large pot with the potatoes, along with the soup and milk; stir until smooth. Add the green beans. Season with salt and pepper.
    4. Place the large pot over low heat and cook the soup at a simmer until hot and the flavours have melded, about 30 minutes.

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    My husband loved this recipe! Very delicious. I used real bacon instead of bacon bits and that really added a good kick!  -  04 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This stuff is amazing! I used real bacon as well! I also added some bacon grease..may not be healthy but it sure was good! Its the soup version of the meal my best friend makes, she calls it Slop! But it oh so wonderful!! Husband thought it was good but i don't believe he was a big fan...still will cook it once a week though! Ha!  -  13 Nov 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I'm giving this 4 stars for overall flavor. I chose this recipe because of the ingredient list......how bad can it be when there is bacon?! As I read the instructions I thought it to be labor intensive and losing nutrients when tossing out the cooking water. Instead, I sauted the onion and bacon till tender. then I tossed in the diced potatoes and cooked a little bit. Finally I added the green beans and a cup of broth, salt and pepper stirred it all up and simmered until veggies were tender. Lastly I added a can of Cream of Mushroom and more broth to make it 'soupy'. Husband loved it!  -  04 May 2016  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)