Shrimp + Bacon Bisque | Bread Booze Bacon
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Shrimp & Bacon Bisque

Shrimp & Bacon Bisque is a creamy, light soup that's all about comfort food! It's perfect for the days when you need a little taste of home.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 372kcal
Author Julie Espy


  • 4 strips uncooked bacon diced
  • 12 ounces raw medium-sized shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 2 cups milk
  • 12 ounces evaporated milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 medium carrot finely grated
  • Parsley dried or fresh (chopped), for garnish


  • Place a dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook bacon until browned and crispy. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  • Add the shrimp to the dutch oven and cook it in the bacon fat, until pink all the way through, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove to a cutting board.
  • Drain all but 2 tablespoons of bacon fat from the pot. (If there is not enough fat in the pot, add a little unsalted butter to make 2 tablespoons of fat total.)
  • Stir together the flour and Old Bay seasoning. Add flour mixture to the pot and whisk together. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Pour evaporated milk into the pot, whisking constantly to avoid lumps. Whisk in milk, water, and carrots. Reduce heat to medium, and cook for 7 to 10 minutes, or until the soup begins to thicken.
  • Chop up about 3/4 the shrimp. Add the chopped shrimp and almost all of the bacon to the soup, stir to combine. Cook for 1 to 2 more minutes.
  • Portion soup into 4 bowls. Distribute the whole shrimp between the bowls, placing it in the middle of the soup. Top the soup with the remaining bacon and a sprinkle of parsley. Serve warm.


If you prefer a stronger seafood flavor, you can substitute seafood stock in place of the water.


Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 262mg | Sodium: 965mg | Potassium: 583mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 2885IU | Vitamin C: 6.3mg | Calcium: 497mg | Iron: 2.5mg