Bacon & Baked Potato Soup

Golden Fantasy
Golden Fantasy
Joined: April 19th, 2005, 11:39 am

April 30th, 2009, 10:32 pm #1

Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 30 min
Makes: 6 servings, about 1 cup each

1 Tbsp. butter or margarine
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped celery
1 can (14-1/2 oz.) reduced sodium chicken broth
1-1/4 cups milk
2 medium baking potatoes, baked, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
8 slices OSCAR MAYER Center Cut Bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled and divided
3/4 cup KRAFT Cheddar CLASSIC MELTS Cheddar & American, divided
2 Tbsp. green onion slices, divided
1/4 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream

MELT butter in heavy saucepan or Dutch oven. Add onion and celery; cook and stir until crisp-tender. Add broth, milk, potatoes, salt and pepper; bring just to boil, stirring constantly. Slightly crush potatoes with back of spoon. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
RESERVE 2 Tbsp. each of the bacon and cheese and 1 Tbsp. of the green onion for toppings; set aside. Add remaining bacon, cheese and green onion to soup just before serving; cook until cheese is melted, stirring constantly.
SERVE topped with reserved bacon, cheese, green onion and sour cream.
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