1 envelope Lipton® Recipe Secrets® Golden Onion Soup Mix
1 1/2 lbs. potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4“ dice
1 can (14.5 oz.) fat free reduced sodium chicken broth
2 large medium carrots, peeled and sliced
2 stalks celery, chopped
1/4 tsp. dried thyme leaves, crushed
1 1/2 cups milk
2 cups Tbsp. all-purpose flour
In large nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crisp, remove and crumble. Reserve 2 tablespoons drippings.
In 4-1/2 quart slow cooker, combine cooked bacon, reserved drippings, Lipton® Recipe Secrets® Golden Onion Soup Mix, potatoes, chicken broth, carrots, celery and thyme. Cook covered on LOW 8 to 10 hours or HIGH 4 to 6 hours.
In medium bowl, combine milk and flour; Stir into slow cooker. Cook covered on HIGH 15 to 20 minutes or until thickened. Serve, if desired, with shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream.