You need just five ingredients to get this easy soup recipe on the table. Inspired by a classic BLT recipe, this soup idea features bacon, fresh tomatoes, and escarole (a heartier, more soup-friendly leafy green option than lettuce).
Serving Size:1 1/2 cups main dish or 6 (1-cup) side dish
Start to Finish:40 mins
Caramelized Shallot BLT Soup
In a large skillet cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon and drain on paper towels, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet. Coarsely crumble bacon; set aside.
Add shallots to the reserved drippings. Cook, covered, over medium-low heat for 13 to 15 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Cook, uncovered, over medium-high heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden, stirring frequently.
Transfer shallots to a large saucepan; add broth and tomatoes. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in escarole; cook for 5 minutes more. Top each serving with crumbled bacon.