Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Mashed Potato Soup

Mashed Potato Soup

Recipe and photo courtesy of Palatable Pastime (https://palatablepastime.com/2017/10/21/mashed-potato-soup/#more-11870) 
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Soups, Stews and Chili
Servings 4 people
Calories 500 kcal


  • 2 large Wisconsin russet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup shallots chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery finely diced
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp bacon drippings or olive oil
  • 2 tsp garlic chopped
  • 1 each Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp dried chives snipped
  • 2 cups Chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 2 cups Cheddar cheese finely shredded
  • 6 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 3 Green onions thinly sliced


  • Peel and dice potatoes; boil in boiling salted water until fork tender, than mash with 2 tbsp butter.
  • Saute the celery and shallot in the other 2 tbsp of butter and bacon drippings until soft; add garlic, salt, pepper, chives, chicken broth and milk.
  • Stir in the mashed potatoes and whisk until smooth.
  • When hot, remove from heat and stir in the sour cream, paprika and cheese, keeping stirring until it melts.
  • Stir in the green onions and bacon, saving a little bit for a garnish if you like.


From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com


Calories: 500kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 18gFat: 43gSaturated Fat: 26gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 115mgSodium: 1050mgPotassium: 441mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 1432IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 544mgIron: 1mg
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