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Cheesy Potato Soup

cheesy potato soup Entree
Cheesy Potato Soup
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 6 hr 55 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 6

Progresso® chicken broth provides a simple addition to a cheesy potato soup that's ready by the time you get home. Perfect served with Pillsbury® artisan dinner rolls. MORE+ LESS-

February 5, 2018

Ingredients

4
slices bacon
1 1/2
cups chopped onion
5
cups diced peeled russet potatoes (about 5 medium)
1
medium stalk celery, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth (4 cups)
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/2
cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2
cups half-and-half
1
bag (8 oz) shredded American and Cheddar cheese blend (2 cups)

Steps

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  • 1
    In 12-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 1/2- to 4-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 30 minutes longer or until thickened. Stir in cheese until well melted. Crumble bacon; sprinkle over soup.

Expert Tips

  • One cup fat-free half-and-half or milk can be substituted for the half-and-half.
  • Add 1/2 cup sliced carrot with the vegetables.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
33%
Saturated Fat
13g
63%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
65mg
21%
Sodium
1490mg
62%
Potassium
680mg
19%
Total Carbohydrate
39g
13%
Dietary Fiber
3g
11%
Sugars
7g
Protein
17g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Cheesy potato soup is the ultimate comfort food. This recipe is made with russet potatoes, and the type of potato you use does matter. Russets are great for soups because they are high in starch and don’t hold their shape very well when cooked, which means they break down easily. This means less effort for you when making this soup, especially when the potatoes cook in the slow cooker all day! You’ll also want to stay away from red potatoes; since red potatoes are a bit waxier than russets and hold their shape better, they’re a better choice for dishes like potato salad or oven-roasted potatoes. Want to try other soups that feature the humble spud? These delicious potato soup recipes are just what you’re looking for. Try them topped with ingredients like bacon, sour cream, cheese and more

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