Cooking For One Recipes: Potato Bacon Soup
Recipe type: Soup
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ cup chopped onion (time saver: buy chopped onion in the container at the grocery store)
  • 2½ tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups chopped red potato (about 1 pound)
  • 1¼ cups 1% low-fat milk
  • ¾ cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup (2 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions to pan; sauté 3-4 minutes or until onion is tender.
  2. Sprinkle with flour; cook 1 minute, stirring onion mixture constantly.
  3. Add potato, milk, broth, and ½ cup water to pan; bring to a boil.
  4. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes.
  5. Add ½ cup reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese; cook 2 minutes or until cheese melts, stirring frequently.
Recipe by A Frugal Chick at