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Simple Tip: Leftover Mashed Potatoes

I don’t know about you…but it’s going to be a long time before I can eat Thanksgiving goodies in their natural state again. We went to two Thanksgivings and were sent home a whole pile of mashed potatoes…and not enough gravy to go around! And let’s be honest…they really aren’t as good as when they are first set out on the table. Here is a simple way to re-purpose mashed potatoes into a flavorful soup!

Simply take your mashed potatoes (which are already heavily laden with cream and butter!) and put them in a sauce pan. Add enough chicken broth to thin out the potatoes into a puree. Add chopped scallions or chives and simmer. If your potatoes do not contain the amount of cream and butter that mine do…add a few tablespoons of heavy cream or sour cream to thicken.

Top with cheddar cheese and crisp bacon. Yum!

Note: See my full recipe for actual potato soup here! https://thesimpleelements.com/2011/10/16/yummy-potato-leek-and-cheddar-soup/

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