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Swiss Potato Soup

You have a few options when it comes to fixing this soup—it can also be made in the microwave or started in a slow cooker in the morning. —Krista Musser, Orrville, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings (1 quart)

Ingredients

  • 5 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, cook bacon until crisp; remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings.
  • Saute onion in drippings until tender. Add water, potatoes, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until potatoes are tender, about 12 minutes.
  • Combine flour and milk until smooth; gradually stir into potato mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened and bubbly, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in cheese until melted. Sprinkle with bacon.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 455 calories, 17g fat (9g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 1218mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 4g fiber), 21g protein.

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