Potato Soup

Potato Soup

 

potato soupGrowing up, one of my families favorite meals was potato soup.  I LOVED it when my mom made her potato soup!  Now that I’m all grown up and have a family of my own I like to fix this for my family too.  It’s such a great comfort food, and not too much work either.  I have two ways I like to fix it, and I’m going to share one of them with you today.  Enjoy!

Ingredients

6-8 peeled/diced potatoes

5-7 peeled/chopped carrots

3-4 chopped celery stalks

1 medium to large onion chopped

1 carton chicken broth (divided)

4 Cups half and half cream (or milk for lighter version)

1 stick of butter

8 TBS flour

4 chicken bouillon cubes

1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Hickory Smoked Bacon cooked/chopped {Optional topping}

Directions

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In a large pot, bring potatoes, carrots, celery and onion to a boil in 2 cups of broth.

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Cook until potatoes and carrots are tender, about 15 minutes.  Drain and reserve liquid.

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Combine reserved broth and half-and-half in pot.  In a bowl, combine melted butter and flour.  Stir into half-and-half  mixture over medium heat.  Stir until thickened.  Stir in reserved vegetables, remaining broth, bouillon and pepper.  Heat through and serve.

For us, crushed saltines and shredded cheese are the essential toppings.  If we happen to be out of saltines, ritz crackers do an okay job. 🙂  I do also like to sprinkle a little bacon on top too, because you know, bacon makes everything better..:)

 

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Yum!

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