Monday, May 13, 2013

Cream of potato soup

Tonight's dinner turned out to be a pantry-and-leftovers dinner.  I had several big potatoes left over from the mother's day dinner, along with a little chopped/fried bacon from a dinner last week.  I thought it called out to be made into soup.
 Cheesy Cream of Potato Soup

3 large potatoes, diced
1/4 cup margarine or butter
1/4 cup flour
3 cups milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cooked, chopped bacon
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
Sprinkle of onion powder (or you could sautee fresh onions with the margarine or butter, or sprinkle in a couple teaspoons dried onion flakes with the milk)

Boil the potatoes in water until tender.

While the potatoes are boiling, melt the margarine or butter.  Sprinkle in the flour and mix and stir until bubbly.  Slowly pour in the milk (I used dry milk I had reconstituted), mixing thoroughly, then bring to a boil and boil for one minute.

Add the cheese, bacon, salt, pepper, and onion powder.  Stir until the cheese is melted, then add the drained, cooked potatoes and gently mix until well-combined.

Serve with sour cream, additional chopped bacon, or green onions if desired.

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