You are going to LOVE this Kale & Bacon Potato Soup! Welcome to my Dutch Oven Madness! I’ll admit, I’m completely obsessed. Sure, you can make this soup in a stock pot, but sautéing these ingredients in a dutch oven takes the flavors to the next level. The heavy bottom of the pot makes the heat distribute evenly giving, you the tasty brown caramelization that makes a big difference in the flavor. Yukon gold potatoes make this soup rich and creamy, while kale brightens the nutrition content. I can find a reason to add bacon to JUST ABOUT ANYTHING, but the salt and fat that comes off the bacon makes the flavors nice and rich.
I was lucky enough to receive my 15.5 quart Le Creuset Dutch Oven from my girlfriends for our wedding gift. I call her Big Red. And honestly, now I couldn’t live without her. A smaller one is ideal and more practical for most people, also much more affordable. If you don’t have a dutch oven don’t stress it! A heavy bottom stock pot will do just fine. If you are in the market, Amazon has really good deals on Le Creuset items.
This soup comes together very fast! Have your ingredients chopped, prepped and ready to go.
The most challenging part of making this soup was trying to decorate the bowl for the blog post, while chasing around Gracie (our 9 1/2 week old puppy). She is such a terrorist! Her first dog show is at the end of the month and we have been brainstorming show names for her. It has to have “HOT” before the other characters. “Hot Amazing Grace”? “Hot Blue Agave Tequila”?… Whatcha got?
Quick, Easy, SUPER healthy. Enjoy!