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Leftover Mashed Potato Soup

Leftover Mashed Potato Soup

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Course Appetizers and Snacks, Main Dish, Side Dish, Soups, Stews and Chili
Calories 635 kcal


  • 2 Tbsp Butter or 2 Tbsp bacon drippings
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 14 1/2 oz Chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp sweet paprika
  • 2 cups prepared mashed potatoes leftovers work great
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese
  • 2 scallions finely chopped
  • 3 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 2 Tbsp sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp cream or 2 Tbsp half-and-half


  • Cook the bacon, and set aside to crumble.
  • In a large saucepan, cook the onion in butter or bacon drippings until softened. Add the chopped mushrooms and cook until tender and onion is golden.
  • Add the chicken broth, salt, pepper, and paprika, stirring to mix.
  • Blend in the mashed potatoes, stirring until lumps are gone. Bring the soup to a boil, then lower heat and add cheddar cheese, stirring until it is melted and smooth.
  • Mix in the scallions, crumbled bacon, sour cream, and cream or half-and-half, stirring until heated through but not boiling.


Calories: 635kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 18gFat: 61gSaturated Fat: 37gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 176mgSodium: 3257mgPotassium: 525mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 2350IUVitamin C: 34mgCalcium: 504mgIron: 2mg
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