Baked Potato Soup With Sharp Cheddar #SP5

Total Time
35mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

Official Contest Entry: Simply Potatoes 5Fix. It's a wonderful and very filling soup for those late cold nights. The hearty warmth of the potatoes and the delicious peaks of flavor weaving in from the bacon makes for a whole meal. I used five of my husband's favorite ingredients to create the ultimate curl up on the couch dinner. The soup becomes even better when paired with your favorite bread. We prefer a soft garlic bread to dip into the soup and clean up the last few drops on the bottom of the bowl.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (24 ounce) package Simply Potatoes Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes
  • 6 slices black pepper bacon
  • 1 small yellow onion (diced)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 34 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (plus more for topping)

Directions

  1. Cook bacon in a large pot over medium heat until browned. Remove from pan and crumble or dice into small pieces. Do not drain fat.
  2. Add diced onions to the bacon fat and cook until translucent. Drain onions and then return to the pot.
  3. Add mashed potatoes and milk to the pot. Whisk until smooth.
  4. Add bacon and cheddar cheese.
  5. Increase heat to medium high and stir occasionally until the soup begins to boil.
  6. Lower heat to just above medium low and let simmer for 15 minutes.
  7. Serve with sharp cheddar cheese to sprinkle on top of the soup and enjoy!