No Soup For You!

I have been wanting to eat Brussels Sprouts in a soup and I wanted to find a way to have them in without it being the main attention getter. You may not believe me this when I tell you but…Brussels Sprouts have a bad rap. I get it; they are tiny cabbage looking things and they smell funny while you cook them with an equally strong taste! But I have found that once I got past the obvious reasons for thinking I shouldn’t like them and gave them a shot I fell in love with the tiny cabbage looking thing with a funny smell!

No Soup For You!

No Soup For You!


  • 1 Large Onion (Chopped)
  • 4-5 Celery Ribs (Chopped)
  • 1 Carrot (Chopped)
  • 1 lb Asparagus (Ends trimmed and chopped) about 1 inch pieces
  • 4-5 Bacon Slices (Cut into Small pieces)
  • 10-15 Brussels Sprouts (ends removed and halved)
  • 3 Potatoes-Large (Peeled and diced in quarter sizes)
  • 5 Mini Sweet Peppers
  • 1 Box of Chicken Broth
  • 3 Tbsp. Chicken Base
  • 4 Cups of Water
  • 1-2 Tbsp. of Pepper
  • 1/4 Cup of Butter
  • 3 Garlic Cloves (Diced)
  • For Creamy Soup Base
  • 3/4 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 Cup Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Milk
  • 1 Cup of Cheese (I used Colby Jack because that was all I had)


  1. Cut all vegetables to sizes stated above.
  2. Add vegetables, water, chicken broth, chicken base and uncooked bacon to a stock pot on medium.
  3. Simmer for 20 minutes (stirring occasionally).
  4. Add butter.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, milk and heavy cream until smooth.
  6. Stir into soup.
  7. Add cheese.
  8. Enjoy!


You don't need to add salt to this recipe as the bacon and chicken have enough salt in there. I garnished with some croutons. Turned out amazing!

Author: Jamie S

I'm married and am very blessed to be the mother of a gorgeous little 2 year old named Mac. I live in good ol' North Dakota! I love to do many things. Laugh, love, write and cook. Mostly, I like to enjoy life to the fullest. That's probably why I love cooking so much. There is no right or wrong way of doing it. My day job keeps me very busy but its also extremely rewarding. I work for a company called Pride Inc. We serve individuals with developmental disabilities. So most of the people on my caseload are like my family. For me, I learned from my grandma that cooking brought people together. I associated it with happiness, love and togetherness and who doesn't want those things in life! So I've always tried to continue that in my own life with my own family. Nothing brings people together like a good meal. And a few good laughs!

5 thoughts on “No Soup For You!”

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