photograph by Matt Hulsman

2½ pounds potatoes, peeled and diced
1 medium onion, diced
3 (14-ounce) cans chicken broth
1 (10.75-ounce) can cream of onion soup
1 (10.75-ounce) can cream of chicken soup
1 (10.75-ounce) can cream of cheese soup
1 (3-ounce) jar bacon bits
½ teaspoon red pepper
Salt and pepper to taste

Cook potatoes and onion in chicken broth until tender. Whisk canned soups together; stir into potatoes and chicken broth. Add bacon bits and red pepper. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer until creamy.

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For several years, Our State featured recipes from the pages of community and church cookbooks from around North Carolina. These dishes continue to be among some of our most popular and enjoyed.