Cajun Potato Soup

Lauren Conforti

By
@Hutt5asl

My husband John made this delicious soup the other night. I really love my Spiral Ham & Potato Soup, but Wow! This is even better!


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Serves:

4-6

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

6 slice
thin bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
3
carrots, scrubbed clean and diced
3 stalk(s)
celery, diced
1 medium
onion, diced
6 small
russet potatoes, peeled and diced
1/2 tsp
cajun spice mix (below), more if desired
salt and freshly ground black pepper
8 c
low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
1 c
milk
3 Tbsp
all-purpose flour
1/2 c
heavy cream
1 tsp
fresh parsley, minced
1 c
grated cheddar

CAJUN SPICE MIX

1/4 c
kosher salt
1/4 c
cayenne
1/4 c
paprika
1/4 c
garlic powder
1/4 c
ground black pepper
2 Tbsp
minced onion
2 Tbsp
oregano, dry
2 Tbsp
thyme, dry

Directions Step-By-Step

1
** You can store the remaining dry Cajun Spice Mix in an airtight container to use in other recipes.
2
Fry bacon until crisp in a soup pot. Remove to paper towel with slotted spoon. Drain most of the bacon grease from pot.
3
Add onion, celery & carrots into pot & saute until they sweat.
4
Add potatoes & Cajun Spice Mix. Saute for about 2 mins.
5
Add chicken broth, salt & pepper. Turn to medium heat to reach a slow, simmering boil for 10-15 mins until potatoes & carrots are just tender
6
In a large bowl add the milk, then whisk flour into milk. Remove about 1/3 of potato chunks from soup pot and add to the bowl and mash well. Add this back into the soup.
7
Stir in cream. Heat until warmed through & thickened. Ladle into bowls. Garnish with cheddar, bacon & parsley. Serve.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Hashtags: #Cream, #spicy, #hearty, #rustic