Mashed Potato Soup

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By barb kurth
from abrams, WI

From 'The Cooking Mom'. Great for a fall or winter meal. There"s nothing better than a good bowl of hot soup.

serves 6-8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    bacon, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 c
    onion, finely diced
  • 2 stalk
    celery, finely diced
  • 2-3 c
    milk
  • 2 c
    chicken stock
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4-6 c
    prepared mashed potatoes(leftovers work great)
  • 1/4 - 1/2 c
    heavy cream
  • shredded cheese
  • scallions or chives, chopped
  • sour cream
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How To Make

  • 1
    In 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.
  • 2
    Cook celery and onions in the drippings until they start to get soft.
  • 3
    Season with salt and pepper.
  • 4
    Add milk and chicken stock. Bring to a simmer.
  • 5
    Stir in mashed potatoes and half the crumbled bacon.
  • 6
    Remove from heat and whisk in 1/4 cup heavy cream.
  • 7
    Taste to see if more salt and pepper are needed.
  • 8
    If mixture is too thick, add a lttle more cream or milk.
  • 9
    Serve soup in bowl with scallions, remaining crumbled bacon, sour cream and cheddar cheese on top.
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