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Fast Mashed Potato Soup Recipe

You won't recognize the leftover mashed potatoes in this excellent tasting soup from Dorothy Bateman of Carver, Massachusetts. "Topped with chives, it's especially good on chilly fall evenings, she notes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:3 servings


  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1-1/2 cups mashed potatoes (prepared with milk and butter)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon celery salt, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives


  • 1. In a saucepan, saute =onion in butter until tender. Add the milk, potatoes, salt and celery salt if desired and pepper; heat through.
  • 2. Sprinkle with chives. Yield: 3 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 192 calories, 6g fat (0 saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 401mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 8g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat-free milk, 1 fat.

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Potroast911 User ID: 3101033 23928
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2012

"This was my favorite recipe in a book I got back in junior high. I'd lost the book in a move years back and have been looking for it ever since. Thanks Taste of Home for reuniting us. ;)"

ginger66 User ID: 2379798 23925
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"I actually made this recipe with instant mashed potatoes and dried minced onion. I added a handful of mixed frozen veggies and some leftover bacon, crumbled. So easy ad a really yummy recipe."

alwaysmnm User ID: 1925756 62408
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2009

"Excellent use for leftover mashed potatoes! And, I always have all the other ingredients on hand. Don't let its looks fool you while it's cooking. It looked really thin, and I was afraid it was going to taste like warm milk, but it was delicious. I made it with leftover scallion mashed potatoes, put croutons on top, and served it with a salad. It was the perfect cool weather weekend lunch."

Kris Countryman User ID: 1858674 64916
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2009

"I actually skipped the butter and used instant minced onion. This soup was so easy and good. The pepper gave it a little bite."

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