Friday, November 30, 2018

Easy Peasy Creamy Potato Soup



One of my favorite home-made soups to make is Potato soup!  For some reason, Scott does not like potato soup, so I usually make a batch of it for myself and my sister.  Recently I made a batch of it so I could take it to work with me for lunch.


When it comes to potato soup, I like mine creamy. If you do to, I know you're going to love this recipe.  Of course if  you like potato soup but don't like it so thick, you can modify it.

You will need
1. Butter
2. Celery
3. Onions
4. Potatoes
5. 2 cups Chicken broth
6. 2 cups  Milk




1. Start by sauteing a pat of butter, celery, and onion. The amount you put in is to your liking. I only use one small onion and about 2 or 3 stalks of celery.  You may have to add an additional pat of butter if your onions start to burn or stick.  After sauteing for about 5 minutes, add  a cup of  chicken broth.  Let simmer while you peel and cut potatoes.



2. I use red potatoes but I suppose you can use any kind. I use about 10 small/medium sized potatoes because I like to make a lot. 



3. Toss cut potatoes in the pot, add a dash of salt and pepper, pour in the other cup of chicken broth, and cook on medium heat. I usually cover my pot with a lid.



4. Cook until potatoes become tender and then whisk in half the milk. 



5. Keep cooking until potatoes are soft and whisk in the rest of milk while semi mashing some of the potatoes.  You may find that you want to add either more milk or more broth depending on the consistency that you want. I've added anywhere between 2 and 4 cups of each.


A perfect easy meal for a cool fall or winter day!   What is the easiest home made soup that you make?   -M

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28 comments:

  1. I love a good soup - especially now that Mother Nature's made it clear that winter is here to stay! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yup this is a great soup to make this time of year, although today was near 60 here!

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  2. I love potato soup -- my husband not so much. But he will eat it.

    I've been making turkey soup (before Thanksgiving!) which just has an onion, a bag of cauliflower & broth. Heat that up & puree it all together. Then reheat and add in some turkey & carrots. the cauliflower makes it really creamy & it's definitely super easy!

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    1. Same here. I love but scott doesn't. Or perhaps it's just MY potato soup...haha

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  3. I love potato soup in the winter! Yum!

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  4. Oh, I think I have all the ingredients to make this tonight - yum! Thanks for the reminder about the holiday card swap - Love doing that.

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  5. I guess I envisioned potato soup being harder to make, but this seems easy! EXCEPT for the whole peeling the potatoes thing... What if I did not peel the potatoes, what would happen? I actually have all the ingredients for this at my house right now. Theoretically, I could make it tonight!

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  6. Hearty soups are the best this tine of the year. I have not made a potato soup in a while thanks for sharing

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  7. I runfess I never made straight up potato soup. Sweet potato soup, yes but not this.

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    1. Oh sweet potato soup sounds yummy. I've never had that.

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  8. Oh man, I love me some potato soup!!! I just saw some vegetarian 'chicken' stock - I may have to try this!

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  9. I love a good potato soup, especially while feeling under the weather! Your version sounds so easy! Thanks for sharing!!

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  10. I didn't used to like potatoes until maybe 5 years ago. Now I love it, and potato soup hits the spot in restaurants. My family has a tortilla soup recipe that is absolutely yummy.

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    1. Which is your favorite restaurant to get potato soup at?

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  11. Oooh! Warm soup after a cold run sounds perfect. Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Yes, this would be good after a run, or before a run and you could consider it carb loading..haha

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  12. This looks totally yummy! I love potatoes, in almost way, shape or form. Potato soup is a prefect cold weather meal!

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  13. Very delicious soup :) I like it :)

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  14. I've never had potato soup but this would be a perfect comfort soup for me on a cold winter day!

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    1. What, you've never had potato soup??? That should be on your list of things to do by the end of the year!

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