Loaded Potato Soup

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

Minutes

Total Time

40

Minutes

Makes

15

servings

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.
Makes 15 servings (1 cup)

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 362
    • Total Fat 25g
      • (Saturated Fat 14g,),
    • Sodium 863mg;
    • Total Carbohydrate 20g
      • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Protein 13g;
    Percent Daily Value*:
      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.