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Mom’s Monday Lunch Potato Soup

I love making this soup for my friends who visit for lunch.—Evelyn Bonar, Pensacola, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    3 servings


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


  • In a 3-qt. saucepan, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon; drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings. Saute onion in drippings until tender. Add potatoes and soup; stir until blended. Gradually stir in milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until heated through.
  • Stir in bacon, salt if desired and pepper. Sprinkle with parsley.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup (calculated without salt): 514 calories, 33g fat (13g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 1538mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 4g fiber), 17g protein.

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  • libraryfan31
    Dec 4, 2012

    This soup was very good! My husband and I both enjoyed it! The first time I made it, I didn't have any leftover mashed potatoes, so I just cooked some up really fast. I also only used 3 pieces of bacon instead of the 8 the recipe calls for.

  • krgambles
    Jun 20, 2011

    Easy and delicious.

  • JaniceBrown
    Jan 16, 2009

    This is SO good! I am a soup lover and always trying to find a good one. This is a keeper! I used a bit of left over ham and is was delish!

  • Deblovesroses
    Nov 27, 2008

    This recipe is quick and easy and has a really good taste. Instead of cooking bacon I use pre-cooked real bacon pieces which lessens the preparation time. I have also used ham pieces left over from a ham this makes this a tasty soup.