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Cream of Bacon Soup

Want to make your favorite casserole but don’t feel like using a canned soup? Then use our cream of bacon soup instead of the condensed stuff!

Before we get started, I want to offer a word of warning about this soup. Depending on the types bacon and broth you use, it can turn out salty.

So, if you plan on eating the soup by itself, take a look at my tips section below on how to tone done that salty flavor.

Now that we have that out of the way, how about we started on the next addition to our. “cream of soup,” recipes?

The cream of bacon soup substitute in small white bowl.

How to make cream of bacon soup?

First, grab a small mixing bowl and use a whisk to combine the flour and milk.

Chopped bacon pieces being cooked in a small white saucepan.

Next, chop the bacon into little pieces and place them into a small saucepan. Cook the bacon over medium heat.

Now, they should take about ten (10) minutes to cook. Be sure to stir the bacon from time to time to keep it from burning.

Spices and chicken broth mixed together in the small saucepan.

After that, when bacon has cooked, carefully remove it from the pan and place in on a paper towel to drain.

Drain the extra grease out of the pan and pour in the chicken broth. Also, stir in the garlic powder, onion powder, and smoked paprika.

The milk and flour mixture added to the hot broth.

Afterward, reduce the heat to low-medium and bring the broth to low simmer.

Then, whisk in the milk and flour mixture. Keep whisking as the cream of soup thickens. It should take about seven (7) minutes.

The bacon bits added to the cream of soup base.

Last, once the soup is warm and creamy, turn off the heat and stir in the cooked bacon.

That’s it, your cream of bacon soup is done! Kim and I hope you enjoy the recipe and wish you all the best 🙂

A close-up of the soup showing the bacon pieces.

Recipe Tips:

  • So, if you want to eat the soup or need to keep the sodium low in your cooking then try using low-sodium broth and low-sodium bacon. Read the labels and compare products to reach the desired amount of salt. Also, if you’re using this in a casserole, consider lowering the salt in that recipe as well.
  • Another tip for eating this cream of soup as side dish is to increase the milk in the recipe. This may also reduce the flavor of salt added by the bacon.
  • For rich and creamy soup substitute heavy cream or half and half in place of the milk. Just don’t let the soup come to a boil or it could curdle (break).

Looking for more ingredient substitutions? Then check out our how to make brown sugar 3 different ways.

The soup in a white bowl beside a blue towel.

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The soup in a white bowl beside a blue towel.

Cream of Bacon Soup

4.5 from 13 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1 Serving


  • 1/2 Cup Milk (we used whole)
  • 1/4 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Cup Bacon (4-6 slices, diced)
  • 3/4 Cup Chicken Broth (or low-sodium chicken or veggie broth)
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika (dash, optional)


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the milk and flour until the ingredients are thoroughly mixed and there are no flour lumps. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, cook the bacon pieces over medium heat stirring occasionally, so they don’t burn. Cook for 7 to 10 minutes until bacon reaches the desired consistency. Remove the bacon pieces from the pan and place on a paper towel. Drain the grease from the pan.
  • Add the broth, garlic powder, onion powder and paprika to saucepan. Bring the broth to a low simmer, then pour in the milk mixture. Continue to stir until the mixture begins to thicken, about 5 to 10 minutes, then add the bacon pieces back in. Stir to combine.
  • Use immediately, or stove in the refrigerator for up to 3 days for use in casseroles or any dish that needs condensed cream of bacon soup.


The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients. The recipe is equivalent to one (1) ten and a half (10.5) ounce can of condensed cream of bacon soup. Actual calories will vary based on individual serving sizes. 


Serving: 10.5 Ounces | Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 792mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g
Recipe Rating


Saturday 16th of April 2022

Prepared as written. Perfect for a recipe that called for a can of cream of bacon soup which I COULD NOT FIND! So glad I came upon your recipe. Thanks!


Saturday 16th of April 2022

Thanks so much, Becky!

We're glad this recipe worked out for you! A lot of common store bought items are hard to come by right now unfortunately. If you need any other "cream of...soup" recipes, we have several. Have a great weekend! :)


Tuesday 1st of February 2022

Looks so yummy! Can you freeze this?


Tuesday 1st of February 2022

Thanks so much, Chesley!

We've never tried to freeze this soup. Normally, we'll make it as needed for casseroles or to use in place of canned cream of bacon soup in a recipe. If you decide to freeze it, we'd love to know how it works out.

Have a great day! :)

John Sparks

Sunday 26th of September 2021

I would mince the cooked bacon and add it with the chicken broth so that it infuses bacon flavor all through the soup. This is just cream soup with bacon added.


Sunday 26th of September 2021

Hi John!

That's a great tip! Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! :)