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Potato Soup with Pumpernickel Gratin

A classic German potato soup steals a bit of French style when topped with melted cheese atop toasted bread.

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  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 0 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

6
slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
1
medium stalk celery, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
1/4
cup chopped onion
3
medium potatoes, peeled, chopped (3 cups)
2
(14-oz.) cans beef broth
1/2
cup water
1/2
teaspoon caraway seed
4
(1/2-inch-thick) slices pumpernickel bread
4
oz. (1 cup) shredded Swiss cheese

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Directions

  • 1 Cook bacon in Dutch oven over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from Dutch oven, reserving drippings; drain bacon on paper towels. Set aside.
  • 2 To bacon drippings in Dutch oven, add celery and onion. Cook over medium-high heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Drain.
  • 3 Add potatoes, broth, water, caraway seed and cooked bacon. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 6 to 8 minutes or until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally.
  • 4 Meanwhile, place bread slices on ungreased cookie sheet. Broil 3 to 5 inches from heat for 2 to 4 minutes or until toasted, turning once. Sprinkle each slice with about 1/4 cup cheese. Broil an additional 1 to 3 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.
  • 5 To serve, ladle soup into individual soup bowls. Top each with 1 cheese-topped bread slice.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/4 of Recipe
Calories
360
(
Calories from Fat
125),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
1410mg
1410%;
Total Carbohydrate
40g
40%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
19g
19%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
32%;
Iron
12%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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