We can all agree that one of the best parts of Thanksgiving is the leftovers. Not only do you get to enjoy the delicious meal on the holiday, but also get to eat the leftovers in various forms over the next week. But what can be done with leftover mashed potatoes? Creamy mashed potato soup. This soup is incredibly easy and takes your favorite comfort side dish to a whole new level.
Leftover Mashed Potato Soup
In a large pot over medium heat, add your oil. Once the oil is hot, add the bacon and cook until crispy. Transfer from the pot onto a paper towel to remove excess grease, and drain any excess grease from your pot.
Return the pot to the stove and add in the mashed potatoes, stock, milk, salt, and pepper, stirring to combine. Use your spoon to mash the potatoes additionally to remove any large chunks so the soup is smooth. All the soup to lightly simmer.
Add the bacon to the soup, stirring to combine. Serve immediately with a garnish of additional bacon pieces and fresh chives.
This recipe was written by Emily Weir! Emily Weir is the recipe and content creator behind Emily Ruth Weir, a blog focused on mostly healthy foods with the occasional sweet indulgence. When not cooking in the kitchen, Emily works in fundraising for a local non-profit or can be found hanging by the pool or cuddled on the couch with her pup reading a book.
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