Creamy Potato Soup

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It’s Tuesday night, it’s still cold outside.  I decided to make my younger’s daughter favorite creamy potato soup.  Actually, it’s perfect as they predicted some snow for tonight.

Creamy Potato Soup

This soup is filling, easily made, and deliciously flavorful.  We will also have Broccoli and baked herbed fish for dinner.

Creamy Potato Soup, Baked Herbed Fish, Broccoli

Ingredients

6 cups peeled and diced potatoes

1 medium onion diced (I use fennel instead)

3 medium carrots diced

1 cup diced celery

8 cups low sodium chicken broth

1 cup of milk

½ cup heavy cream

3 tablespoons All-purpose Flour

Salt, pepper, crushed red pepper (optional, but I have to have it)

1 teaspoon Minced Fresh Parsley

2 tablespoons olive oil

Garlic (optional, I put garlic in everything)

Shredded cheddar cheese

6 slices Thin Bacon, cut into small pieces

Directions

Heat oil in a stockpot over medium-high heat (instead I use some of the of the bacon grease).  Add the onions, garlic, carrots, and celery. Stir and cook for about 2 minutes, then add the diced potatoes. Cook for 5 minutes, seasoning with salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper.

Pour in the broth and bring it to a gentle boil. Cook for 10 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender. Whisk together the flour and the milk, then pour into the soup and allow the soup to cook for another 5 minutes.   Blend until smooth, use caution if using a hand blender.  Add more seasoning if needed.  Stir in cream.
Garnish with parsley, cheddar cheese, and crisp bacon pieces.

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42 COMMENTS

  1. What a fantastic recipe, Marjie! We love potato soup at our house! We live in Cape Town so it’s a bit hot at the moment (super hot actually!) but during the winter months (from April onwards), potato soup is one of the things we eat very often, I’ll try your recipe later this year for sure!

  2. Creamy potato soup is one of my daughter’s and my favorite soups. We will definitely be having to try out this recipe. Although it reminds me I really need to get a new immersion blender. Thanks for the great recipe.

    • Thanks for your feedback David, an immersion blender, you must be a real chef, and your daughter is special to have her special master chef.

  3. Your recipe reminds me that I need to make another Baked Potato Soup for my staff at school. A few years ago I made this and my co workers thought I was a master chef. What a great dinner idea!

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