By Sue Lau on October 27, 2004
Photo by Sue Lau
Photo by Sue Lau
"Great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. Perfect for a light lunch or serving with sandwiches. Enjoy!"
Serving Size: 1 (302 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 3
"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!"
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"Was going to make some potato bread with leftover mashed potatoes and came across this recipe and made this instead. Four stars because I changed it a bit - omitted mushrooms and added a pinch of saffron and some dill. Delicious. Thanks for posting."
"Made this with Thanksgiving leftovers. I did leave out the mushrooms as we don't like them and the cream because I didn't have any. This was a delicious easy soup for a cold night."
"Wonderful and a great way to get rid of some leftover mashed potatoes. I omitted the mushrooms and used bacon drippings to saute the onions. Butter would probably be more to my tastes. Seasoning is just right. Used about 3 cups of leftover garlic mashed potatoes and had a great bowl of soup for lunch the next day. Thanks for sharing the recipe!"
"It's pretty good, very simple. I had trouble getting the potatoes to un-lump, I think an immersion blender or heating up the potatoes first would have helped. Agree the extra sour cream/half & half aren't necessary. Neither is extra salt."
"i make this soup all the time! when i don't leftover mashed potatoes, which is not to often. i use instant my fave!nt,they have different kinds. the garlic is my fave!"
"Made this today. Yummy. Really good but do not add salt until you taste it. Great way to use lots of leftovers."
"Excellent base recipe and a great way to use leftovers. I added some small diced leftover Christmas turkey along with some corn. Used leftover gravy and some water for the stock. Great idea for using up the holiday bounty with a different flavor palette. Next time I might make some stuffing dumplings to with it. Thanks or a keeper!"
"This soup was a real hit! I made this with mashed potatoes and Honey Baked Ham left over from Christmas dinner and omitted the mushrooms. I also added extra potatoes cut up b/c I like a little chunkiness to my potato soup. I cooked the chunks in a separate sauce pan to soften them up a bit before adding them to the soup. I doubled the recipe to feed a large crowd and we were scraping the pot clean!"
"This is a wonderful, warming, creamy delicious comfort soup. The leftovers the next day were just as good. Thank you for sharing!!"
"I seem to always have leftover mashed potatoes whenever I make them. I'm glad I found this recipe, because it's a different way to use them up. I made this just as written. I loved the 'meatiness' if the mushrooms ( I added a little more than called for) and the smokey flavor of the bacon. I held off adding any salt because my potatoes were well-seasoned and the bacon was a bit salty. This was delicious and filling. Thanx for sharing!"