Pronto Potato Soup Recipe

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The recipe will warm you up on any cool, fall day.—Elaine Rutschke, Spruce View, Alberta
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:3-4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 3-4 servings


  • 8 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups mashed potatoes (with added milk and butter)
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1-1/3 to 2-2/3 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 297 calories, 17 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 1361 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 11 g protein.


  1. In small skillet, brown bacon until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Add onion to drippings and saute 2-3 minutes; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine cold mashed potatoes and soup until blended. Add milk gradually until mixture reaches desired consistency, stirring constantly. Add reserved bacon and onions. Stir in the parsley, salt and pepper; heat through. Yield: 3-4 servings.
Originally published as Pronto Potato Soup in Country Woman January/February 1993, p38

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Reviewed Jan. 8, 2011

"Very easy to make! I doubled the recipe, used garlic-cheese instant potatoes, & used one can of cream of chicken & one cream of celery. No leftovers!!! It's a keeper! :)"

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