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!
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!
I agree that this was a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. I left out the mushrooms (son's preference) and reduced the amount of kosher salt (as the potatoes had already been salted). Ingredients were on hand; perfect for a "before grocery shopping" meal. Thanks for the posting!
Super yummy! Very hearty - great for a cold evening. We made this with Thanksgiving leftovers. We always boil down the turkey carcass with some onions, celery and carrots, and used the resulting stock. Also, we had lots of extra gravy, so we used about 1/2 cup of gravy in place of about 1/4 cup of potatoes and 1/2 cup of broth.
This was sooo good!! I used butter and real bacon bits instead of frying bacon and omitted the mushrooms, salt, and cream. From now on, I will always make leftover mashed potatoes so that I can make this soup!
Tasty way to use up my leftover mashed potatoes from thanksgiving. I used leftover ham instead of bacon and omitted the mushrooms. I kept it warm in a crock pot.
I made this for lunch today but changed it a little. I didn't use mushrooms or scallions as I didn't have any. I did use green some green onion though, and I threw in some smoked salmon I had. I added salt but wish I hadn't! It definitely doesn't need salt with prepared broth! It was really fulfilling and a great way to use up mashed potatoes! Great recipe!
Fantastic soup! It also came together in a half-hour, which was exactly what I needed tonight. Thanks for the recipe.
Great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. I used this recipe as a base to make leftover steak and potato soup. Thanks!
This soup is delicious! Great for a warming lunch on a cool day. I did use canned mushrooms because I didnt have fresh but know it would be much better with fresh. Also, I used onion chives leftover from my garden because I didn't have scallions.