Easy Creamy Potato Soup with Bacon

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Makes: 6

Ingredients

  1. 1/2 pound bacon, chopped
  2. 1 carton (32 ounces) Compliments Beef or Chicken Broth
  3. 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
  4. 2 cups Lucerne® Whole Milk
  5. 2 cups Compliments Instant Mashed Potato Flakes
  6. finely chopped green onions (optional)
  7. freshly ground pepper (optional)

Method

  1. In a 5- to 6-quart pan, place chopped bacon over medium-high heat.
  2. Stir often until bacon is well browned and crisp, 10-12 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to a paper towel lined plate to drain and keep warm.
  3. Pour off and discard all but 2 tablespoons bacon fat from pan. Add broth and garlic to pan (beef broth offers a richer flavour, but it will turn the soup abeige colour). Bring to a boil over high heat.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and stir in milk and potato flakes. Stir constantly until soup is smooth and thickened and simmering, about 5 minutes.
  5. Ladle soup into serving bowls. Offer chopped bacon, green onions, and pepper to add to taste.

Healthier Alternative: Watching your salt and fat intake? Use reduced sodium broth, turkey bacon, and Lucerne® Fat Free Coffee Creamer or Reduced Fat Milk.