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Creamy chestnut soup with parsnips and bacon

By Stavri Kaourani 

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Difficulty: 2/10

Serves: 6


  • 3-4 slices of bacon
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 1 clove of garlic, melted
  • 4 peeled parsnips, cut into cubes
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 400ml milk of your choice
  • 200g of cleaned chestnuts
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Cooking Method

1. Fry the bacon until it becomes crispy

2. Remove the bacon from the pan and add the onion and garlic. We mix

3. Add the parsnip and let it soften for 5 minutes

4. Crumble the cube and add the milk and chestnuts

5. Cover the pan, lower the heat and let all the ingredients simmer for 30 minutes.

6. Add the thyme, salt and pepper

7. With the help of a blender, puree the ingredients into a soup and divide it into bowls.

8. Chop the bacon and garnish.


Nutritional information:

Per 100g

Calories: 120kcal
Fat: 4.7g
Saturated fat: 1.5g
Carbohydrates: 14.6g
Vegetable fibers: 0.7g
Sugars: 3.2g
Proteins: 3.2g