BLT Soup I Recipe -
BLT Soup I Recipe
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BLT Soup I

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"Great on a cold winter night. Garnish with crumbled bacon bits."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    35 mins


  1. In a heavy 3-quart saucepan cook bacon over medium heat until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Do not drain fat.
  2. Add butter or margarine and heat until melted. Stir in lettuce and saute 2 minutes. Blend in flour with a wire whisk. Stir over medium heat until well blended and evenly cooked, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Add hot water, chicken soup base, tomatoes, nutmeg, and red pepper. Heat to boiling, stirring frequently. Reduce heat and gently boil 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Add cream, mixing well. Heat to simmering, stirring frequently. Serve hot, garnished with crumbled bacon bits. ENJOY!
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Apr 22, 2005

Great Recipe! But I didn't saute the lettuce, instead I just chopped it and used it as a garnish for the soup. That way it stays crispy and fresh. Also, I chopped up the bacon and added extra bacon as well. This one is something wonderfully different. A little place here in town serves this once in a while and they say it is their most popular and most requested soups.

Oct 16, 2003

this is a great soup i use this at my job and i cook for a living but some people like this and some dont try with toast points for a garnish


12 Ratings

Jan 27, 2003

Great recipe. Restaurant quality and easy to prepare.

May 01, 2009

I was VERY skeptical about adding lettuce to a soup, but it really does work in this soup. Try it! It was excellent, my husband loved it so much he has already asked for it again. The main modifications I made were to use more of what was called for in the recipe (more bacon, more tomatoes, a bit of extra water). I skipped the margerine, just didn't seem necessary with the bacon grease. I also garnished with some tomato flavored croutons. This one is a keeper, thank you!

Jan 11, 2008

This tasted pretty good and was easy to make. I substituted - 1/4cup butter and 1/4cup milk instead of half-and-half - water in roughly the same amount as grease (in lieu of bacon grease) - 14oz can of chicken broth instead of the chicken soup base and water the recipe calls for. The actual serving size of the recipe is smaller than 8 servings, more like 4 servings.

Jan 27, 2003

Interesting and different soup. I can see why some may not care for this as much as the lettuce when cooked become "wilted" in both appearance and texture. I used a little more chicken stock, added some dry minced onions (when I added the water) and more bacon, which I crumbled and mixed INTO the soup when I added the half & half. Needed a little S&P but overall, it was a good soup and it was enjoyed. Thanks Lonnie.

Jan 27, 2003

A lot of steps to get this one done but worth the effort on the cold nights. I actually doubled the recipe and added more chicken base and spices. It does have the BLT taste to it.

Oct 14, 2008

I have made this recipe many, many times and my family LOVES it!!! It is a little time consuming to make but it is worth the effort! I serve with bacon pieces on top. Thanks so much for the recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 190 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 14.4 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 462 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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