4 slices bacon or Fakin bacon, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
1 medium onion, chopped
4 tablespoons flour
1 quart chicken or vegetable broth
2 cups mashed potatoes
8 oz cheddar cheese, shredded
sea salt and white pepper
In a soup pot, cook bacon until crisp. (Add a little oil to the pan if cooking Fakin Bacon.) Remove bacon with a slotted spoon to a paper towel-lined plate.
Melt butter in pot, add the onion and cook about 5minutes. Sprinkle flour over onions and cook for one minute, stirring constantly. Whisk in the broth and bring to a boil. Simmer for about 2 minutes. Stir in mashed potatoes, bacon, and cheddar cheese and cook until potatoes are heated and cheese is melted. Season with salt and pepper.