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Home-Style Potato Soup

 Home-Style Potato Soup
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.
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • Stir in milk and potato flakes; cook and stir 8 minutes longer. Stir
  • in cheese until melted. Sprinkle servings with bacon. Yield: 2
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1-1/3 cups equals 287 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 889 mg sodium,

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Home-Style Potato Soup (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 43 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 10 g protein.