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.

  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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.
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