Home-Style Potato Soup

Total Time: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.,Makes: 2 servings

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 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


  1. 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.
  2. Stir in milk and potato flakes; cook and stir 8 minutes longer. Stir in cheese until melted. Sprinkle servings with bacon.


1-1/3 cups: 287 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 889mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 10g protein.

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