This hearty soup made from scratch is packed with bright, smoky, and savory flavors perfect to come home to after a long day of work.
The perfect combination of winter vegetables seasoned with herbs and smoky bacon, Winter Slow-Cooker Vegetable Bacon Soup hits the spot just right on a cold night.
Packed with potatoes, carrots, onion, parsnips, celery, white beans, and Kale, this soup is delicious and good for you as well! Stop by the farmer’s market or grocery store this weekend and cook up a batch of this soup. You will not be sorry.
The not so humble parsnip makes this recipe different from the rest.
If you’ve never worked with parsnips before, introduce yourself to a fun new root vegetable! Parsnips look and feel just like carrots, and are peeled and cooked the same, but they certainly DON’T taste like them. They have a very strong, almost spicy anise or nutmeg-type earthy flavor.
Since there are so many veggies in Winter Slow-Cooker Vegetable Bacon Soup, this recipe does involve quite a bit of chopping. I would highly recommend you use a food processor with some slicing/dicing attachments if you have one.
I have to say that I 100% agree with the saying that “everything is better with bacon”. This soup would not be the same without the bacon. It gives the soup a wonderful smoky taste and an added chewy/crunchy texture that balances out all the soft veggies.
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