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.
This soup is filling, easily made, and deliciously flavorful. We will also have Broccoli and baked herbed fish for dinner.
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
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.
This sounds so good for snowy winter days. I have never made potato soup but it’s been one that I’ve thought about!
Yesterday was perfect, cold outside, and we were toasty inside while enjoying it, Angela.
This is a new thing. Could never think of a potato soup. Thanks for sharing. Will try it out soon
Try and let me know, Kapila.
I love potato soup! I make something similar and it is so perfect for the winter months when it’s so cold outside!
This winter is brutal here, Stephanie, perfect timing for delicious comfort food.
I love potatoes but don’t make soup with them usually. I have everything for this recipe except the bacon!!!
Rose, you can substitute the bacon with ham, I have done that before.
Yummm I absolutely love potato soup and this one sounds delicious! The perfect winter night meal.
That was the intent last night, Krysti.
This looks amazing! especially during this awful Michigan winter we are having.. definitely saving this recipe!
It is also cold in Jersey Brittney, and we both need recipes for comfort food to help us go through the cold.
This is a perfect recipe. I wonder if I can switch the heavy cream for a fat free milk? We are cutting calories over here
You could Danielle, and you could also skip the bacon.
I love potato soup! Perfect for he cold weather.
I agree with you Mommy Jhy
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!
What I would give for a warm day Cynthia, maybe I should take a trip to Cape Town. Let me know when you try.
It’s so cold outside right now so a hot bowl of this soup would be perfect! I love seeing all the soup posts going on right now!
This winter calls for all the comfort food recipes. I love soup and a cup of tea while avoiding outside.
Potato soup is so comforting! Definitely one of my favorites for this time of year. It’s so cold.
Same for me, Brandi.
For me there’s nothing better than potato soup on a cold night. one of my favorites!
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Me too, April.
There’s nothing more satisfying than a warm heavy soup in the winter time! Can’t wait to try out your recipe!
Let me know how you like it, Abby.
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.
The soup looks so yummy and the pictures are even better :). Potato is my fav veggetable 🙂
My kids love potatoes and I always try to come up with something for them.
That looks so good. I can’t have anything super fatty, because of stomach issues, yet I this might be a hit at a Superbowl party or something.
Superbowl party is a great idea. Take it easy with stomach Danielle.
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!
I know your staff will love it, Sarah
Not a good cook but I would love to try this one out. Hopefully it would turn out well ?
I have faith in you Aya, that it will turn out well.
I’ve been looking for a nice and simple recipe. It’s finally getting cooler here in AZ so I need all the soups!
With my busy life, I just go with the simplest and healthiest recipes, Marissa
This soup looks so yummy and tempting and so easy to make. I have boiled potatoes and this is what’s cooking tomorrow.
I hope you enjoy it, Vyom.
Creamy potatoes says it all! sounds so good and appropriate for these cold days. Thank you for the recipe! 🙂
It is, Narkis.
We have been making a lot of soups this winter and excited to add more recipes to our collection.
This is one of my favorites, perfect for warming up on a chilly day!
cream soups are such a joy during the cold winter. I enjoy eating it. nice recipe!
I totally agree, Lyosha!
It looks delicious! I’m gonna try this recipe the next time!
It is delicious!
Great presentation. It looks so delicious and comforting.
The recipe was good but I decided to use coconut oil. I also added scallions and topped it with chives and a teaspoon of sour cream and lots of cracked pepper.
I am going to do your version, tomorrow, Monidipa.
Hmmmmm sounds delicious. Reminds me that we actually have these ingredients at home. Might might some for myself haha
Go for it.
This looks great! You make healthy eating look so delicious
Thank you, Rochelle!
I’ve always wanted to make potato soup but it always seemed like a lot of work. YOu recipe looks delicious.
I’ve always wanted to make potato soup but it always seemed like a lot of work. Your recipe looks delicious.
It is easy to make, Hannah!
This recipe for Creamy Potato soup looks easy to make and the perfect meal for a cold night! I love the bacon added to it as well. It looks hearty and full of flavor cause sometimes a potato soup can be a bit boring. But I love all the extra flavors and garlic you added!
I always like the extra flavors as well.
The soup looks good and super easy to make. I have never made potato soup but I’ll definitely add it to my next recipe.
You should give it a try.
Fantastic! Thanks for sharing.
Mmm this sounds like the perfect cozy meal. I want to try making it next time I buy potatoes.
Indeed, Nkem, you will love it.
I love your recipes. They are so easy and sound delicious. I love potato soup and I have almost all of these ingredients to make it. A quick run to the store and this is what I will be having for dinner.
That’s awesome, Michele, it’s been a little bit chilly by me, and a warm soup is a perfect for us.