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Creamy Potato Soup

Wow, it’s been almost a week since my last post. I wish I had some sort of incredible excuse like I was traveling Europe or something, but sadly I was not. My life has been very busy with the kiddos.

The older M gets, the more her little schedule fills up. This means I’ve been running around all over town, all while toting my 3-month-old with us. With the holidays rapidly approaching, life will be even busier. This got me thinking about Thanksgiving.

I will be cooking for my family this year and with my increasingly busy schedule, I need to efficiently utilize our turkey day leftovers. This creamy potato soup is the perfect way to use those leftover mashed potatoes. Plus, it also makes for a quick and easy meal by saving the step of cooking those potatoes 🙂

Creamy Potato Soup (loosely adapted from Allrecipes)

  • 3 slices smoked bacon (finely chopped)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2.5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. In a large stock pot, saute bacon until cooked through. Adds onion, celery, carrots, garlic and parsley and cook in the bacon fat until tender. Sprinkle in flour and cook, stirring for 2 minutes. Add broth slowly, stirring as you add.
  2. Add milk, potatoes, Worcestershire sauce, celery seed, thyme, seasoning salt, and dry white wine. Allow to simmer and thicken, stirring frequently, about 20 minutes. If soup is too thick, add a little more milk until you get your desired consistency. Garnish with cheddar cheese and serve warm.


10 Responses

  1. Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) said on November 15, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Soups are awesome. They’re my favorite thing to cook. I’m actually having soup all week for dinner…weird but I like to do that sometimes. Like, salad week or soup week.

  2. Heidi said on November 15, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Mmm, that looks yummy! I love thick potato soups, and I make one with cubes of potato but I love that this uses leftovers. I’ll have to give it a try when there are mashed potatoes in the fridge 😀

  3. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga said on November 15, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Yum! But what is also yum is that bowl! Too cute! Is it an Anthro bowl?

  4. Anna @ On Anna's Plate said on November 15, 2011 at 11:43 am

    I have been WANTING potato soup!!! And now, with this post…I think I’m going to have to make it very soon!

  5. Meaghan O'Connor @ My Spoonful of Inspiration said on November 15, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Yum! Looks like holiday comfort food 🙂

  6. Jessica @ How Sweet said on November 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    love this soup! it sounds fab.

  7. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on November 15, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Potato soup is a favorite here! Such a great way to use leftover mashed potatoes! This looks delicious!

  8. Nicole, RD said on November 15, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    I LOVE that there’s mashed potatoes in the soup. Why didn’t I ever think to do that!?

  9. Estela - Weekly Bite said on November 15, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Averie, Yes, it’s an Anthro bowl 🙂

  10. emily (a nutritionist eats) said on November 15, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    What a good idea for leftovers!