Chestnut Potato Christmas Soup

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This Chestnut Potato Christmas Soup is a delightful and eye-pleasing festive recipe. The addition of crispy bacon and rosemary makes it comfort and soul-warming.

Hello, everyone. Once again, I am with a delicious Christmas soup idea, and I hope you like it! Undoubtfully, I have taken it seriously this year and shared with you four Christmas soup ideas. I’d happily continue, but I need to stop if I want to share other festive ideas with you.

This Chestnut Potato Christmas Soup will take just about 30 minutes of actual cooking, and you can boil the potatoes, sauté the onions, and brown the bacons at the same time. The texture of this soup is so velvety and rich, without any cream. The secret? Add a little extra knob of butter while pureeing the soup in a blender for this irresistibly smooth texture. And don’t discard that water in which you cooked the potatoes – it’s so aromatic that we’re using it as veggie broth.  

The potato type is up to you (I think starchy would work nicely), but I opted for more-like-waxy-kind. However, remember than beating potatoes in a blender could turn them into a gluey mixture. That’s why I did a few extra (little steps) what I recommend for you:

  1. Pure the chestnut mixture with some of the potato water;
  2. Separately, roughly mash the hot drained potatoes (with a potato masher);
  3. Combine a part (Like a cup or more) of the pureed chestnuts with the potato mash and quickly beat them to incorporate, just for 10 seconds or so.
  4. Combine the chestnut and potato mixes in one pot and warm it through to blend completely.

Result? Delicious soup with a velvety, smooth texture! Looking for something extra? Top it with this irresistibly aromatic combo of crispy bacon and rosemary. Certainly, you can substitute lean or turkey bacon for traditional bacon, but real bacon gives so much more flavour in this recipe.

Either way, I hope you try this Chestnut Potato Christmas Soup very soon!

Cheers and see you soon!

3 thoughts on “Chestnut Potato Christmas Soup

  1. Neil says:

    This could easily be next years Christmas Day appetiser here Ben. I like to do a small festive salad as a starter or a soup. And chestnuts are a must for christmas aren’t they? Love the addition of the bacon here!

  2. Marissa says:

    I’d never had a chestnut until I met met my husband. His family was from the American South and they put them in their cornbread stuffing. I’ve loved them ever since! But you so rarely see them in recipes, so I’m so happy that you’re offering up delicious and creative ways to enjoy them. This soup looks amazing!
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  3. David @ Spiced says:

    You’re all over the fun chestnut recipes this year, Ben! I really need to step up my chestnut game as I’ve never baked with them. Roasted chestnuts do taste like potatoes, so I can see how this soup would work well. However, I’m thinking about the whole boiling the potatoes, sautéing the onions, and browning the bacon at the same time. I’m not sure I could pull that off without burning something! Haha. Either way, love the recipe, my friend. Bacon makes everything better! Everything.
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