bacon, chopped into small pieces
celery, finely diced
prepared mashed potatoes(leftovers work great)
scallions or chives, chopped
How to Make Mashed Potato Soup
1In a large soup pan, fry bacon until crispy. Remove bacon from pan and set aside to crumble. Leave a couple tablespoons of bacon drippings in the pan.
2Cook celery and onions in the drippings until they start to get soft.
3Season with salt and pepper.
4Add milk and chicken stock. Bring to a simmer.
5Stir in mashed potatoes and half the crumbled bacon.
6Remove from heat and whisk in 1/4 cup heavy cream.
7Taste to see if more salt and pepper are needed.
8If mixture is too thick, add a lttle more cream or milk.
9Serve soup in bowl with scallions, remaining crumbled bacon, sour cream and cheddar cheese on top.
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