Leftover Mashed Potato Soup

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. Perfect for a light lunch or serving with sandwiches. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


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


Most Helpful

Had shallots that needed using & added with onions. Had no mushrooms & didn't miss them. Recommend "blooming" paprika in butter before adding broth. If using canned broth, needs no salt. Had a lot of potatoes & added extra broth. Very forgiving of proportions. Good combination of flavors. Doesn't need the creams. Quick, easy & tasty!

agraham47 December 04, 2008

I love making soup - there's just something comforting about it. This was a very easy and yummy soup. Don't be tempted to add more salt - I did and it really doesn't need it at all. I used the bacon grease (not butter) and left out the scallions because I didn't have any. Very enjoyable!

VA November 01, 2008

Delicious! I had 3 cups of leftover mashed potatoes so I threw in the extra cup so as not to waste any. I didn't use the cream because I didn't have any but subbed 1% milk and it worked great. I didn't have scallions or mushrooms on hand either but even without them it was awesome. As another reviewer stated this is a very forgiving recipe. Try it with what you have,you wont regret it.It is cold here today so this was a bowl of warm velvety heaven, thanks Sue Lau:D

delish #2 November 14, 2014

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