Friday, November 25, 2011

Leftover Mashed Potato Soup


Leftover Mashed Potato Soup

Ingredients

    • 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons bacon drippings
    • 1/2 cup chopped onions
    • 1 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
    • 14 1/2 ounces chicken broth
    • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
    • 2 cups prepared mashed potatoes ( leftover is great)
    • 1 cup cheddar cheese
    • 2 scallions, finely chopped
    • 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
    • 2 tablespoons sour cream
    • 2 tablespoons cream or 2 tablespoons half-and-half

Directions

  1. Cook bacon, and set aside to crumble.
  2. In a large saucepan, cook onion in butter or dripping until softened.
  3. Add chopped mushrooms and cook until tender and onion is golden.
  4. Add chicken broth, salt, pepper, and paprika, stirring to mix.
  5. Blend in mashed potatoes, stirring until lumps are gone.
  6. Bring soup to a boil, then lower heat and add cheddar cheese, stirring until it is melted and smooth.
  7. Mix in scallions, crumbled bacon, sour cream, and cream/half and half, stirring to heated through but not boiling.

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