Cheesy Potato Soup (Cooking for Two)

Progresso® chicken broth provides a simple addition to a cheesy potato soup that's ready by the time you get home. Perfect if you love potatoes.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 6 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 3
 

Ingredients

2
slices bacon
3/4
cup chopped onion
2 1/2
cups diced peeled russet potatoes (about 3 small)
1/4
cup chopped celery
2
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from a 32-oz carton)
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1/4
cup all-purpose flour
3/4
cup half-and-half
1
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (from an 8 oz bag)

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Steps

  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium heat, turning occasionally, until browned and crispy. Remove from skillet, reserving fat in skillet. Drain bacon on paper towel, then refrigerate. In same skillet, cook onion in bacon fat over medium heat 4 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender.
  • 2 Spray 3- to 3 1/2-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker, mix onion, potatoes, celery, broth, salt and pepper.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 7 hours.
  • 4 In small bowl, beat flour and half-and-half with wire whisk until well blended; stir into soup. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook about 20 minutes longer or until thickened. Stir in cheese until well melted. Crumble bacon; sprinkle over soup.
  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium heat, turning occasionally, until browned and crispy. Remove from skillet, reserving fat in skillet. Drain bacon on paper towel, then refrigerate. In same skillet, cook onion in bacon fat over medium heat 4 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender.
  • 2 Spray 3- to 3 1/2-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker, mix onion, potatoes, celery, broth, salt and pepper.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 7 hours.
  • 4 In small bowl, beat flour and half-and-half with wire whisk until well blended; stir into soup. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook about 20 minutes longer or until thickened. Stir in cheese until well melted. Crumble bacon; sprinkle over soup.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

One-half cup fat-free half-and-half or milk can be substituted for the half-and-half.

Add 1/4 cup sliced carrot with the vegetables.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
(
Calories from Fat
200),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
22%
(Saturated Fat
13g,
13%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
1160mg
1160%;
Total Carbohydrate
41g
41%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
19g
19%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.