One of my favorite cold-weather meals is loaded potato soup. Put it in a bread bowl and it’s even better! Who needs dishes?!
Seriously though, I’m really glad that this meal turned out. Ya see, we had a lil mix-up with the ingredients. The recipe calls for country style mashed potatoes. Well, that seemed pretty vague. I didn’t know if that was a brand name or just a style of boxed potatoes. So, my awesome hubby who always goes grocery shopping for me, called me while at Wal Mart. He said that they didn’t have anything that said “Country Style Mashed Potatoes”. So, in an effort to get the next-best-thing, he got some instant boxed potatoes that use milk and butter. Well…turns out that is NOT what this recipe intended. I just had to guess on how much to use. At first it wasn’t potato soup…it was just mashed potatoes…So I had to keep adding more and more milk to thin it out. Definitely took some guesswork to get it to the correct texture.
However, after all that guessing and improvising (and wondering if I should make a run to chik-fil-a for dinner instead), this soup actually turned out really good! It was really delicious and warming. The toppings totally make it.
WW points: 6
- 2 c 2% milk
- 1/4 t salt
- 1/4 t pepper
- 3/4 of a 20 oz pkg country style mashed potatoes
- 1 c shredded 2 % sharp cheddar cheese, plus more for topping
- 4 slices crumbled cooked bacon
- 4 T sliced green onions
- Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium saucepan, breaking up potatoes as you stir. Bring to boil on high; reduce & simmer uncovered 4 min or until heated thoroughly.
- Remove from heat, stir in cheese. Stir until cheese is melted.
- Divide into 4 servings, about 1 cup each. Top with bacon, green onions, & remaining cheese.