Bacon Cheddar Potato Soup

This classic potato soup is hearty, delicious and easy to make!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

2 2/3
cups water
1/4
cup butter or margarine
1
teaspoon salt
2/3
cup milk
2
cups Betty Crocker™ Potato Buds™ mashed potatoes (dry)
1/2
lb bacon, cut into small pieces
1/2
medium yellow onion, finely chopped
1/4
teaspoon black pepper
1
carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth
1/2
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (2 oz)
Chopped green onion, if desired
  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, heat water, butter and salt to boiling over medium-high heat. Remove from heat. Stir in milk and potatoes (dry) just until moistened. Let stand about 30 seconds or until liquid is absorbed; whip with fork. Set aside.
  • 2 In 6-quart heavy stockpot, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Use slotted spoon to transfer bacon to paper towels, leaving drippings in stockpot. Add onion and pepper to stockpot. Cook 4 to 5 minutes or until onions are translucent and lightly browned. Add potatoes and broth to stockpot. Beat with whisk until ingredients are well combined. Continue to cook until heated through.
  • 3 Transfer soup to bowls. Top with bacon, cheese and green onion.

Expert Tips

Add a little cooked diced ham to the soup for extra-hearty flavor and taste.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
(
Calories from Fat
210),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
24%
(Saturated Fat
13g,
13%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
65mg
65%;
Sodium
2060mg
2060%;
Total Carbohydrate
33g
33%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
17g
17%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.