Smoky Blue Cheese Mashed Potato Soup

Smoky Blue Cheese Mashed Potato Soup

servings
4

Ingredients














Cooking Instructions

1

Cook bacon in heavy, large pot over medium heat until brown and crisp. Transfer bacon to paper towels. Crumble bacon and set aside to use as a garnish.


2

Spoon off all but a tablespoon of bacon drippings from pot. Add onion, celery and garlic, season with salt. Sauté over low heat for 10 minutes or until onions are golden, but not brown. Add chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 5-10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.


For mashed potatoes:


1

Peel potatoes and cut into small chunks. Place in a pot and cover with cold water. Boil until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain water, then add the butter and milk and mash with a potato masher in the pot.


2

Blend in the mashed potatoes and blue cheese. Puree soup in batches in a blender or use an immersion blender directly in the pot. Season soup to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle soup into bowls. Garnish each bowl with blue cheese, bacon and scallions just before serving.


Ingredients














Cooking Instructions

1

Cook bacon in heavy, large pot over medium heat until brown and crisp. Transfer bacon to paper towels. Crumble bacon and set aside to use as a garnish.


2

Spoon off all but a tablespoon of bacon drippings from pot. Add onion, celery and garlic, season with salt. Sauté over low heat for 10 minutes or until onions are golden, but not brown. Add chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 5-10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.


For mashed potatoes:


1

Peel potatoes and cut into small chunks. Place in a pot and cover with cold water. Boil until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain water, then add the butter and milk and mash with a potato masher in the pot.


2

Blend in the mashed potatoes and blue cheese. Puree soup in batches in a blender or use an immersion blender directly in the pot. Season soup to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle soup into bowls. Garnish each bowl with blue cheese, bacon and scallions just before serving.


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