Not only is this soup light, but it’s also packed full of flavor!
With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up a delicious bowl that will be sure to hit the spot.
Recently I bought Canadian bacon to make a breakfast sandwich. It was so good!
I toasted a mini bagel, added American cheese, an over medium egg, and a slice of Canadian bacon. I liked it so much I ate it all week.
They didn’t have sliced Canadian bacon at the store so I bought a chunk of it for $10.
It was a lot of Canadian bacon and I didn’t want it to go to waste. That’s how I came up with this soup.
I totally get it if you don’t like eating soup in the summer, I can eat it all year. Plus, there are a lot of benefits to incorporating soup into your diet.
Whether you’re looking to lose weight, improve digestion, or simply boost your overall health, soup can be a great addition to your meal plan.
One of the major benefits of soup is its ability to aid in weight loss. Soups, especially ones that are low in calories and packed with nutritious ingredients, can help you feel full for longer periods of time.
This can prevent overeating and cravings, ultimately leading to weight loss or weight management.
Additionally, soup can be a great way to incorporate a variety of vegetables into your diet. This Canadian Bacon and Vegetable Soup, for example, is loaded with nutritious veggies like carrots, celery, and onions.
These vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber, which are essential for overall health and well-being.
Incorporating soup into your diet can also promote better digestion. The warm temperature and liquid nature of soup can help soothe the digestive system, making it easier for your body to process and absorb nutrients.
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What is Canadian Bacon
Canadian bacon is a type of bacon that comes from the pork loin, specifically the back of the pig. Unlike traditional American bacon, which is made from pork belly.
Canadian bacon is leaner and has a milder flavor. It is typically sold in round or oval slices and has a pinkish color.
One of the key differences between Canadian bacon and American bacon is the way they are prepared.
American bacon is often smoked and cured, giving it a salty and smoky taste. On the other hand, Canadian bacon is brined or cured with spices such as black pepper and maple syrup, resulting in a slightly sweet and savory flavor.
Canadian bacon is a popular ingredient in many breakfast dishes, such as eggs benedict and breakfast sandwiches.
It is also commonly used in soups, salads, and pizzas, adding a delicious and meaty element to these dishes.
When using Canadian bacon in recipes, it is important to note that it is already cooked, so it does not need to be cooked for as long as raw bacon. It can be easily pan-fried or heated through in a skillet, making it a convenient and versatile ingredient to have on hand.
Overall, Canadian bacon is a flavorful and lean alternative to traditional bacon, perfect for adding a delicious touch to your favorite dishes.
Making the Soup
The key ingredients in this recipe include Canadian bacon, carrots, celery, potatoes, onions, garlic, chicken broth, light cream, and Italian sesoning.
Canadian bacon adds a smoky and savory flavor to the soup, while the carrots, celery, and onions provide a delicious and nutritious base. Garlic adds depth of flavor, and chicken broth adds richness and warmth to the soup.
To make the soup, simply sauté the carrots, celery, and onions until they are tender. Then, add in the garlic and cook for another minute to release their flavors. Stir in the potatoes and Canadian bacon.
Finally, pour in the chicken broth and let the soup simmer for about 20 minutes to allow all the flavors to meld together.
At the end of the 20 minutes, stir in the fat-free half and half. Taste the soup and add salt and pepper if needed. I didn’t need to add any salt because the Canadian bacon has a good amount of sodium.
Once the soup is ready, serve it hot and garnish with fresh herbs for an extra burst of flavor. This Canadian Bacon and Vegetable Soup is perfect for a light lunch or dinner and is sure to become a new favorite in your soup rotation.
Yield: 4 servings (approximately 2 cups per serving)
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- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 cup carrots, chopped into large pieces
- 1 cup celery, chopped into large pieces
- 1/2 cup onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 6 oz. Canadian bacon, cut into bite-size pieces
- 6 oz. russet potato, cut into bite-size pieces
- 8 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/4 cup fat-free half and half
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Add the olive oil to a nonstick soup pot over medium heat.
Sauté the carrots, celery, and onions for 5 minutes. Then, add in the garlic and cook for another minute. Stir in the potatoes and Canadian bacon.
Pour in the chicken broth and Italian seasoning. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in the fat-free half and half.
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