5 bacon strips, diced
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cups water
4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups 2% milk
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1. In a large saucepan, cook bacon until crisp; remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings.
2. Saute onion in drippings until tender. Add water, potatoes, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 12 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
3. Combine flour and milk until smooth; gradually stir in potato mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Remove from the heat; stir in cheese until melted. Sprinkle with bacon.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD: 4 servings (1 quart).