MAY
09
2013

Creamy Potato Soup

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Hello readers!

Today I wanted to share a yummy comforting soup recipe with you. It’s a simple creamy potato soup that is not only easy to make, but definitely warms the belly on a cool day!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound bacon, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 stalks celery, diced (I omit this to please kids, but it gives the soup nice flavor.)
  • 1/2 sweet onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 potatoes, peeled and cubed (I prefer red potatoes)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup heavy cream (Can sub. milk to reduce calories)
  • 4 cups chicken broth or stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 2  green onions, chopped

Method:

1. In a Dutch oven, or large pot, cook bacon over medium heat until done. Remove bacon from pan and chop.

2. Drain off all but 1/4 cup bacon grease. Add onion, and celery to pot and sauté until soft. Add garlic and cook about 1 more minute.

3. Add cubed potatoes, butter, and flour and stir well. Sauté for another 2 minutes.

4. Return the bacon to the pan and add heavy cream, and chicken stock. (Make sure you add enough stock to cover potatoes completely.)

5. Scoop out about 4 cups of the soup mixture and puree in blender, then add back into the soup. Continue to simmer on low until ready to eat.

6. Add chopped green onion and 1 cup Monterrey Jack cheese and stir until cheese is melted.

7. Salt and pepper to taste.

Serving Instructions: Serve warm, top with sprinkle of Monterrey Jack shredded cheese and chopped green onion.

I hope you enjoy this soup, let me know if you try it out and what your family thinks!

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Comments

  1. Potato soup is one of our favorites. My 8 year old made some or lunch this week. It was so good.

  2. This was so yummy! I have never had very good success with potato soup before, but I think blending a portion of the soup is the key. It was weird, because we are low on groceries and I couldn’t figure out what to make for supper…until I read the email with this post…it called for everything I had, and most of what I needed to use up! Then I clicked to see the post on the blog, and it wouldn’t work (at least I had the email version!). I have concluded that God wanted me to make potato soup for supper last night! =)

  3. The potato soup that I’ve made for years is close to yours, but one thing I add is a packet of ranch dressing mix.

  4. Must remember to try this!

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