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single essentials: leftover mashed potato soup

a recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

As a caterer, I make recipes that serve a lot of people; however, sometimes I just want to make something for me. Unfortunately, it is not always that simple to cut a recipe down. For example, a recipe that is designed to feed twenty, may not work the same if you cut it down to feed just one. I tried to keep the spices simple (salt/pepper) but add whatever makes you happy. This recipe actually will serve one-or-two folks, depending on your appetites. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

serves 1 - 2
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For single essentials: leftover mashed potato soup

  • 1 - 2 slice
    bacon, diced
  • 1/4 c
    onions, finely chopped, or grated
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/2 c
    chicken stock, not broth
  • 2 c
    leftover mash potatoes
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt, kosher variety, fine grind, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp
    white pepper, freshly ground, or to taste
  • 1/2 c
    whole milk, or half & half
  • 2 tsp
    flour, all-purpose variety
  • 1/4 c
    cheddar cheese, shredded
  • hot sauce, at the table
  • oyster crackers, for garnish

How To Make single essentials: leftover mashed potato soup

  • 1
  • 2
    You will need a skillet or medium saucepan to make this recipe.
  • 3
    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  • 4
    In a saucepan/skillet over medium heat, add the bacon.
  • 5
    Cook until crisp, about 4 – 5 minutes, then remove with a slotted spoon, place on a paper towel to drain, and reserve.
  • 6
    Add the finely chopped onion to the saucepan/skillet with the bacon grease, and cook until softened, but not browned or burned, about 2 – 3 minutes.
  • 7
    Add the minced garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 – 60 seconds.
  • 8
    Add the stock, mashed potatoes, 1/2 the reserved bacon, and season with salt and pepper.
  • 9
    Reduce heat until you have a lite simmer and cook for about 5 – 7 minutes.
  • 10
    Whisk the flour and milk together in a small bowl.
  • 11
    Slowly add to the skillet/saucepan, while stirring.
  • 12
    Simmer until the soup begins to thicken, about 2- 3 minutes.
  • 13
    Take off heat and stir in the cheese.
  • 14
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    Serve with the remainder of the reserved bacon sprinkled on top, and maybe some oyster crackers. Enjoy.
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