Recipe courtesy of Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

In a large soup pot over low heat, fry the bacon until almost all the fat is rendered, or melt the butter. Raise the heat to medium, add the onion, salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the stock or water, bay leaves and potato and simmer until the potato slices are soft, about 20 minutes

When the potato slices are soft, remove and discard the bay leaves and bacon. Add the chayotes and bring to a boil. Return the heat to medium and simmer, uncovered, until the chayotes are soft, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly. Working in batches, puree the soup in a blender until smooth. As each batch is pureed, pour the puree through a sieve placed over a bowl, pressing with the back of a spoon to extract all the juices. Pour the puree back into the pot, add the cream or half-and-half and bring just to a boil. Taste and adjust the seasonings.

Remove from the heat and ladle into warmed bowls. Slip a few lime slices into each bowl and serve hot.

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Grilled Sheet Pan Paella 00:48

A grill and a sheet pan are all you need to whip up paella for a crowd.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Whipped Cream

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Strawberry Buckle with Vanilla Ice Cream

Recipe courtesy of Nancy Fuller

Sour Cream Noodle Bake

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Banana "Ice Cream" Fakeout

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Kona Mango Cream Pie

Recipe courtesy of Sam Choy

Neely's Chickpea, Ham and Swiss Chard Soup

Recipe courtesy of The Neelys

Italian Wedding Soup

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Creamed Chayote Soup

Recipe courtesy of Mary Sue Milliken|Susan Feniger

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          Get Cooking

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.