Home-Style Potato Soup Recipe
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Home-Style Potato Soup Recipe

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I experimented with our family soup recipe until I came up wit this version. The mashed potato flakes provide a flavorful thickening agent, and the bacon adds color and lots of flavor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped celery
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 2 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup mashed potato flakes
  • 1 ounce process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 1 bacon strip, cooked and crumbled

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups: 287 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 889mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 10g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, saute onion and celery in oil until tender. Add the potatoes, water, bouillon, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  2. Stir in milk and potato flakes; cook and stir 8 minutes longer. Stir in cheese until melted. Sprinkle servings with bacon. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Home-Style Potato Soup in Reminisce Extra March 2011, p53

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pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 190788
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2014

"This is a good basic potato soup. Next time I will add bacon to the soup and a little more cheese. I liked this, too, because it wasn't thickened with flour. I have celiac disease so thickening the soup with mashed potato flakes is brilliant!"

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