Bacon Cheddar Potato Soup

Bacon Cheddar Potato Soup

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

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

20

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

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.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Add a little cooked diced ham to the soup for extra-hearty flavor and taste.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving )
  • Calories 410
    • (Calories from Fat 210),
  • Total Fat 24g
    • (Saturated Fat 13g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 65mg;
  • Sodium 2060mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 33g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 3g),
  • Protein 17g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.