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Best-Ever Potato Soup

 Best-Ever Potato Soup
You'll be surprised at the taste of this rich, cheesy concoction - it's not a typical potato soup. I came up with the recipe after enjoying baked potato soup at one of our favorite restaurants. I added bacon, and we think that makes it even better. -Coleen Morrissey, Sweet Valley, Pennsylvania
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 bacon strips, diced
  • 3 cups cubed peeled potatoes
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon each celery seed, salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 8 ounces process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced, optional

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, cook bacon until crisp; drain. Add the potatoes,
  • broth, carrot, onion, parsley, celery seed, salt and pepper. Cover
  • and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Combine flour and milk until smooth; add to soup. Bring to a boil;
  • boil and stir for 2 minutes. Add cheese; stir until cheese is melted
  • and the soup is heated through. Garnish with green onions if
  • desired. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 250 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 823 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 12 g protein.