Saturday, January 22, 2011

(Left Over) Mashed Potato Soup


This is a really great way to use up extra mashed potatoes, or to pre-plan a second meal piggy backing off a side dish.  This really doesn’t cost much, and it’s easy. It literally took me ten minutes to put together. It’s a nice warm, hearty, and quick meal for a week night dinner. 


Ingredients

  • 3 (packed) cups of left over mashed potatoes 
  • 3 tbs bacon bits (do not use Baco's)
  • 4  tablespoons  unsalted butter
  • 3 cans of carnation canned milk or about 4 1/2 cups of milk
  • 3  ounces shredded cheddar
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 thinly sliced green onions (scallions)
  • Top with green onions, cheese, bacon bits, or all!

Directions:

  1. In a sauce pan melt butter 
  2. To the butter add bacon bits, and green onions cook until the green onions are soft 
  3. Add mashed potatoes to the pot and start slowly adding each can of milk one at a time using a whisk to mix together mixture in the pot. 
  4. Once each can is added and the mixture is well mix together bring to a boil, but continue to mix together so you don’t burn the soup. 
  5. Once the soup comes to a boil add the cheddar. 
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste at this point. 
  7. Turn down the temperature and simmer and serve when you are ready. 

5 comments:

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

I will DEFINITELY be trying this recipe!!!! I LOVE potato soup and for some reason I had in my mind that it takes forever to make. I typically make too many mashed potatoes so I leftovers.

Michelle Saunderson said...

I will definitely try this.

Mrs. Tuna said...

This sounds easy, I'll have to try it.

Leslie said...

Oh, that looks delicious!

Katerina said...

This is such a great way to use leftovers. I hate throwing food to the garbage.