Laura Bush’s Baked Potato Soup

Ann M. Richardson
Hutchinson, Kansas

2 T. butter or margarine
1 med. onion, diced
1 lg. red bell pepper, diced
1/2 lb. bacon, diced cooked and drained
6 c. leftover mashed potatoes
2-3 c. whipping cream, Half & Half or milk
salt and pepper to taste
4 T. sour cream
2 c. sharp Cheddar cheese, grated

In a large soup pot, saute diced onions and red pepper over medium heat in 2 T butter until onions are clear.  Add cooked crumbled bacon, leftover mashed potaotes and whipping cream or milk.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Serve with garnishes of sour cream, grated cheddar cheese and chives.  Soup serves 4.

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