Easy Potato Cheese Coup

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Easy Potato Cheese Coup
Fri, 12-07-2012 - 8:46am

Easy Potato Cheese Soup

1 lb Russet Potatoes or Potato of Choice, cubed
1/4 cup Butter
1/2 cup Milk
Salt & Pepper, to taste
1 (14 Ounce) Can Chicken Broth
4 slices American Cheese
1/2 cup Grated Cheddar Cheese
1/4 cup Real Bacon Bits
Bring 4 cups water to boil, put in potatoes and cook until fork tender. Reserve 1 cup of the liquid, and drain potatoes. Return potatoes to pot, add butter; mash together, adding milk as needed to get a chunky mashed potato consistency.

Add salt and pepper to taste. Add broth, mix well. Bring to a boil, adding reserved potato water to bring to desired consistency.

Once soup is boiling add American cheese slices, stirring well.
   Put soup in bowls and garnish with grated cheddar and bacon bits.

Helpful Tips: This is a great use for leftover mashed potatoes of any flavor, especially good made from garlic mashed potatoes.

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