1/2 cup chopped onion
3 strips bacon, diced
1 pound mushrooms, thinly sliced
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
5-3/4 cups (46 ounces) chicken broth
1 cup hot water
1 small packet lower-sodium chicken bouillon granules
1-1/4 pounds all-purpose potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 tablespoons dry sherry
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1. Cook onion and bacon in a Dutch oven over medium heat until onion is golden, 2 to 3 minutes.
Add mushrooms; cook until liquid evaporates, about 8 minutes. Add flour; cook, stirring, about 1 minute.
2. Stir broth, water and bouillon granules into saucepan. Add potatoes and sherry; simmer 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Transfer 4 cups of soup mixture to a food processor. Puree and return to pot. Stir in cream. Gently reheat, stirring occasionally.
3. Ladle into soup bowls. Garnish with parsley.