Creamy Mashed Potato Onion Soup with Bacon

Had some left over mashed potatoes and was wondering what I could do with them. Came up with this recipe that’s quick, hearty and easy. You can even add mushrooms, celery or even cheese to it… especially as a garnish.

Ingredients:

1 Large Onion (sweet or white)
1 Chicken Bouillon Cube or 2 Cups Free Range Chicken Broth
2 Cups Left Over Mashed Potatoes
2 Cups Water (omit if using broth)
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
4 Slices of Humanely Raised Bacon
Salt and Pepper to Taste

Saute the onions in the olive oil until translucent, add salt and pepper. If using bouillon cube, add two cups water, bring to a simmer and then add cube. Cook five to ten minutes to allow the onion to soften further.

While mixture is simmering, cook four pieces of bacon in the microwave. Drain grease and chop into pieces, add to mixture.

Add the left over mashed potatoes, stirring often until thick, soup like consistency is reached. Use immersion blender to combine all ingredients.

Serve garnished with chives, shredded cheddar cheese, sour creme or all three!!!

When I make this again I will take a nicer picture. OMG this was soooooooo delicious!

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