Great recipe for a quick soup on a cold night. I micro-cooked the 3 large potatoes first and then used one mashed up and the other two cut into thick chunks for the soup. Topped with crispy bacon and some shredded cheddar cheese and we had a filling meal for our family with a bit leftover for lunch tomorrow. Thanks for sharing a great method to have a flavorful soup in a short amount of time.
I've made this recipe a few times after I found it on the Nestle verybestbaking site. It's actually very easy for a weekday meal if you plan ahead and bake the potatos in the morning then assemble and cook at night. It's a winter staple and I couldn't wait for the weather to cool off to start cooking it up again. Bacon, Cheese and Green onions are all optional as garnishes.
my husband loved this, it was very filling. easy to make, it took way less time then the recipe called for. minor changes- i fried the onions in the bacon drippings, because they were already in the pan, and i added a handful of cheese into the soup in addition to the cheese on top.
I use vegetable broth instead of chicken, add a can of reduced fat cream of chicken soup and an extra can of milk, and don't bother with the bacon. It makes a little extra this way and my family always scrapes the pot.