Saturday, December 29, 2012

Left Over Mashed Potato Soup

I bet you all had a ton of leftovers after your big Turkey dinner.

If you are anything like me you end up cooking WAY too many mashed potatoes.

This is the perfect recipe to use up all of your left overs taters!
My sister Kate has been making this soup for quite a few years now. I had at her place about 5 years ago but I have never made it myself, until now.

What you need,

6 slices of bacon, chopped
4 tbsp. butter
1 medium onion, diced
4 tbsp. all-purpose flour
4 cups of low sodium chicken broth
2 cups left over mashed potatoes, I used heaping cups!
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
Salt and Pepper to taste
Chopped fresh parsley or chives, optional

In a large Dutch oven cook the chopped bacon over medium high heat, until crisp.
Remove the bacon pieces with a slotted spoon and let them drain on a paper towel lined plate.
Drain off the excess bacon fat.

Melt the butter in the pot and add in the chopped onion. Cook for 8-10 minutes until the onions are soft and starting to caramelize.
Stir in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes.
Whisk in the chicken stock until smooth. Bring the mixture to a simmer and let it thicken slightly, about 10 minutes.  Stir in the mashed potatoes.
Turn down the temperature to medium and cook until heated through, about 10-15 minutes.
Stir in the cheddar cheese.
Season the soup with salt and pepper to your taste.

Garnish with some of the bacon bits and some chopped fresh parsley or chives.

This soup is amazing. I think I will be making extra mashed potatoes from now on, just so I can make this soup.
It is warm and comforting and full of wonderful flavour.

The crispy bacon topping really kicks it up!

I loved it!
Thanks for the recipe Kate, you rock!


Recipe from my lovely sister Kate


  1. Oh yes little sister thanks for giving this recipe to JennyB so she could make it & put a yummy picture of it on the blog for me to drool over! :) because it looks divine & yummy & I've been sick all day & it still looks so super good! Thanks to both of you for this yummy soup that I have to make! I don't have left over mashed potatoes but I'm gonna make some just to make the soup! :) <3

  2. Do you have to use a dutch oven? What's a dutch oven? lol I hear about them all the time, but really, what exactly do they do? I don't have one so can I just use a regular pot???

  3. Sorry you are feeling sick, that sucks. If I lived closer I would bring you some soup, it is soooooooo good.
    A dutch oven is a big pot with a lid, I have an enamal one but any large heavy bottomed pot will do!

  4. I have a pot like that, it belonged to Gramma!! Maybe it IS a Dutch oven, lol...who knew?? Thanks for the info!! <3