Chicken Alfredo Soup with Bacon
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Chicken Alfredo Soup

Chicken Alfredo Soup is homemade comfort in a bowl. With chicken, alfredo sauce, noodles, and bacon, this soup is perfect for a family dinner on a cold winter night.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 9
Calories 711kcal
Author The Gunny Sack

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb bacon
  • 12 oz package Reames┬« Homestyle Egg Noodles
  • 2 tbsp bacon grease or vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts about 3, cubed
  • 2 3/4 cups chicken broth divided
  • 5 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 5 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 cups shredded parmesan cheese
  • 4 oz cream cheese cubed
  • Garnish: bacon bits parsley, and black pepper

Instructions

  • Line the strips of bacon on a rimmed baking sheet covered with foil. Bake at 375┬░ for 15-20 minutes or until desired crispiness. (Reserve a couple of tablespoons of the bacon grease.) Place cooked bacon on paper towel to cool and drain. Once cooled, chop into bits and set aside a couple of tablespoons for garnish.
  • While the bacon is cooking, bring 4 quarts of water to a boil in a large pot. Add the frozen noodles. Return to a boil and stir to separate the noodles. Cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain the noodles and set them aside.
  • Heat two tablespoons of reserved bacon grease in a skillet over medium heat. Add the cubed chicken and cook for 10 minutes, stirring often. Pour in 1/4 cup of chicken broth and continue cooking for another 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat and chop or shred the chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  • Melt butter in a large pot with minced garlic, over medium heat. Whisk in flour and pepper. Mixture will become lumpy. Stir in remaining chicken broth, heavy cream, and milk until smooth. Continue cooking over medium heat, stirring often, until the mixture begins to simmer.
  • Add the parmesan cheese and cream cheese. Stir until melted. Finally, add the cooked chicken and noodles. Continue cooking the soup over low heat, stirring often, until heated through.

Nutrition

Calories: 711kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 55g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 205mg | Sodium: 1180mg | Potassium: 511mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1460IU | Vitamin C: 6.4mg | Calcium: 473mg | Iron: 1.3mg