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THE BEST POTATO SOUP RECIPE.

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INGREDIENTS 

1
package (12 oz) bacon 
1 1/2
cups chopped onion 
6
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from two 32-oz cartons)
2
lb baking potatoes, peeled, cubed
2/3
cup butter
3/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
4
cups milk 
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1
cup diced cooked ham 
1
container (8 oz) sour cream
2 1/2
cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (10 oz)
3/4
cup sliced green onions

DIRECTION

In 12-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 6 to 7 minutes or until crisp; drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon; set aside. Reserve 2 tablespoons drippings in skillet. Cook onion in bacon drippings over medium-high heat 6 minutes or until almost tender.

  • In 6-quart Dutch oven, mix onion, broth and potatoes. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cook 10 minutes or until potatoes are very tender.
  • Meanwhile, in same skillet, melt butter over low heat. Stir in flour with whisk until smooth. Cook and stir 1 minute. Gradually stir in 2 cups of the milk. Pour milk mixture into potato mixture. Add remaining 2 cups milk, the salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with whisk, until mixture is thickened and bubbly.
  • Stir in ham, half of the bacon, the sour cream, 2 cups of the cheese and 1/2 cup of the green onions. Cook until thoroughly heated and cheese is melted. Evenly top individual servings with remaining bacon, 1/2 cup cheese and 1/4 cup green onions.

#FACTS potatoes are an extremely nutrient-rich vegetable. One medium potato contains 45 percent of the daily recommended amount of vitamin C. Potatoes also contain potassium, B6, fiber and numerous other vitamins and minerals.

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