Soups, Stews and Chili

Mashed Potato Soup

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 500kcal
Recipe and photo courtesy of Palatable Pastime ( 
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Mashed Potato Soup


  • 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.


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