Leftover Mashed Potato Soup

Are you tired of eating Thanksgiving leftovers? Most of mine went into the freezer … which is great because I’ll be hungry for it all again in about … next year!  Seriously, I love having food in the freezer for weeknight dinners in a pinch.  I also love recreating leftovers because MPG and Noodle hate leftovers. 

Leftover mashed potatoes make perfect soup and most of the work is already done for you. 

I used a lot of bacon!

leftover mashed potato soup

Then browned some onions in the bacon grease and made a rue by stirring flour into the onions.  A little chicken stock and white wine … then the leftover mashed potatoes and sour cream … and you get this wonderful concoction. 

Leftover Mashed potato soup

A little bit of Parmesan cheese (or any cheese, really) …

leftover mashed potato soup

And you get a great lunch … with no turkey in sight!

leftover mashed potato soup

Mashed Potato Soup
Serves 4
This is a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes.
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  1. 6 slices of bacon, chopped
  2. 1 onion, chopped
  3. 4 tablespoons flour
  4. 1 quart chicken stock
  5. 1/4 - 1/2 cup white wine
  6. 2 cups mashed potatoes
  7. 1/4 cup sour cream
  8. 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan
  1. Cook bacon until crisp in a large soup pot or dutch oven. Remove bacon to a paper towel lined plate.
  2. Add onion and cook until lightly browned.
  3. Create a rue by adding flour to onion, stir until flour cooks through.
  4. Add chicken stock and 1/4 cup white wine, bring to a low simmer. Liquid will thicken slightly. Use additional wine or stock to thin soup if necessary.
  5. Keeping soup at a simmer, stir in mashed potatoes. Continue stirring until thoroughly incorporated.
  6. Stir in sour cream and Parmesan.
  7. Ladle into serving bowl and top with bacon.
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