BLT Soup

Super Simple BLT Soup Recipe | www.mealplanningmagic.com
This week’s theme for Sunday Supper theme is Back To School! Whether you’re kids have already gone back, still have a week or two left to go or you don’t have children at home at all, this week’s recipes are all about quick and easy. And who couldn’t use more of those? This BLT Soup is SO simple to make and filling enough that I’m guessing it will become a family favorite! It blends bacon, lettuce and tomato along with a few extra ingredients for a unique twist on this classic flavor combination. And it’s super quick–you can have dinner on the table in about 20 minutes.

The recipe I chose this week is one I actually came across at my local farmer’s market. Each week they have a table where you can pick up recipe cards that often feature seasonal produce or other foods. The recipe is actually part of the Go Texan campaign from the Texas Department of Agriculture!

And since my daughter loves the tomato soup at a local restaurant, I decided that I would try to make a version of that from scratch at home. It was a huge hit and oh so easy to whip up. Double bonus! I will sometimes pair this with a simple grilled cheese sandwich or quesadilla. Grilled cheese and tomato soup is a classic combination that is perfect for a weekend lunch or easy weeknight meal. I hope you’ll give this a try too!

Super Simple BLT Soup | MealPlanningMagic.com

a few simple ingredients is all it takes to whip this up. If you like, you can use tomatoes you’ve canned yourself and basil you’ve grown from the garden!

BLT Soup

Ingredients

  • 8 slices bacon, crisply cooked
  • 1 can (28 ounces) tomatoes, crushed
  • 1 can (14 ½ ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 can (15 ounces) cooked white beans, cannellini or navy
  • 1 ½ tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup leaf lettuce, shredded
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Coarsely crumble bacon and set aside. In a 2-quart saucepan, stir together tomatoes, broth, beans and seasoning. Bring to a simmer; stir in vinegar. In small bowl, toss together lettuce and basil. Ladle soup into large soup plates or bowls; garnish each serving with crumbled bacon, lettuce and basil.

Notes

To make a vegetarian version of this soup, leave out the bacon and substitute vegetable broth for the chicken broth.

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If you’re looking for more ideas to get you in and out of the kitchen quickly, be sure to check out this week’s recipes from all the other bloggers listed below. Many thanks to Nicole at Daily Dish Recipes for hosting this week’s Sunday Supper! And don’t forget to check out a few of my favorites from previous Sunday Suppers that are just great for Back-To-School too!

Easy Pad Thai

Caesar Salad Wrap

Pizza Quesadillas

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Be sure to check out all these other bloggers recipes for some more delicious and easy Back-To-School recipe ideas!
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24 comments
Laura Hunter
Laura Hunter

Umm, can I say GENIUS! I never thought to make a BLT soup before. This sounds so good. Grilled cheese and tomato soup has always been my ultimate comfort food and adding bacon to the soup just put this at the top of my list.

Jamie (Mama.Mommy.Mom)
Jamie (Mama.Mommy.Mom)

What an awesome recipe! We love BLT's, but have never considered turning them into a soup. Yummy! Jamie @ www.mamamommymom.com

Tara Noland
Tara Noland

My favourite sandwich in a soup, couldn't be any better!!

Family Foodie
Family Foodie

We love BLT's but never thought to make soup. What an awesome recipe that I can't wait to try!

Shawana Zaleski
Shawana Zaleski

Yum. OH! I made this as a one-dish crockpot recipe and it was delicious. I used chicken...

Nancy @ gottagetbaked
Nancy @ gottagetbaked

This soup looks and sounds delicious! And pairing it with a grilled cheese or cheesy quesadilla? Brilliant!

Carla
Carla

Can't go wrong with bacon! And soup is pretty easy to whip up too. Thanks for adding another meal to my menu. Happy Sunday!

Heather @girlichef
Heather @girlichef

Oh, I was SO looking forward to seeing this recipe! And now I'm looking forward to making it...it sounds delicious.

Brandie (@ Home Cooking Memories)
Brandie (@ Home Cooking Memories)

I've never made homemade tomato soup, so I'm going to save this for the Fall/Winter months (just too hot in Vegas right now to enjoy this properly). It sounds delicious, especially pared with grilled cheese!

Melanie
Melanie

What a GREAT idea!!! I cannot wait to try this soon!

Liz
Liz

What a delicious soup idea!! I love that you added beans making it perfect for an entree :) Happy #SundaySupper~

Sarah
Sarah

I love soup for dinner. BLT soup sounds wonderful with some crusty bread!

Chelsea
Chelsea

This looks so good! Would be perfect with some grilled cheese!

Jen @JuanitasCocina
Jen @JuanitasCocina

There's a restaurant we go to that serves this soup and we love it! I can't wait to try your version!

diabeticFoodie
diabeticFoodie

I love tomato soup and will definitely try your version because it sounds so different and interesting. The addition of balsamic vinegar sounds perfect!

Renee
Renee

What a great quick soup recipe! Nice that it all comes together so quickly.

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