Loaded Potato Soup

Bacon, ham and potatoes come together to form a cheesy soup made using Progresso® chicken broth and Gold Medal® all-purpose flour – a tasty lunch.

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 15

Ingredients

1
package (12 oz) bacon
1 1/2
cups chopped onion
6
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from two 32-oz cartons)
2
lb baking potatoes, peeled, cubed
2/3
cup butter
3/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
4
cups milk
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1
cup diced cooked ham
1
container (8 oz) sour cream
2 1/2
cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (10 oz)
3/4
cup sliced green onions

  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 6 to 7 minutes or until crisp; drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon; set aside. Reserve 2 tablespoons drippings in skillet. Cook onion in bacon drippings over medium-high heat 6 minutes or until almost tender.
  • 2 In 6-quart Dutch oven, mix onion, broth and potatoes. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cook 10 minutes or until potatoes are very tender.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in same skillet, melt butter over low heat. Stir in flour with whisk until smooth. Cook and stir 1 minute. Gradually stir in 2 cups of the milk. Pour milk mixture into potato mixture. Add remaining 2 cups milk, the salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with whisk, until mixture is thickened and bubbly.
  • 4 Stir in ham, half of the bacon, the sour cream, 2 cups of the cheese and 1/2 cup of the green onions. Cook until thoroughly heated and cheese is melted. Evenly top individual servings with remaining bacon, 1/2 cup cheese and 1/4 cup green onions.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
362
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
25%
(Saturated Fat
14g,
14%
),
Sodium
863mg
863%;
Total Carbohydrate
20g
20%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
13g
13%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.