Creamy Potato Soup

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Barbara Kavorkian

By
@BKavorkian

This recipe I stumbled across and thought it needed just that little something that is like a hug in a blanket. Think I found it.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
25 Min

Ingredients

  • 4 medium
    potatoes, diced
  • 3/4 c
    onion
  • 1 small
    carrot
  • 1/4 c
    celery stalk-(about 1)
  • 1 1/2 c
    chicken broth
  • 5 Tbsp
    cubed unsalted butter (must be butter)
  • 5 Tbsp
    flour
  • 2 1/2 c
    milk or half and half
  • 1 tsp
    dried parsley
  • 3/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    pepper or about 10 grinds fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 c
    shredded swiss cheese
  • 1/2 c
    shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 c
    cubed cooked chicken, bacon or ham (optional)
  • OPTIONAL ADDITIONS

  • 1/4 tsp
    dried dill weed
  • 1/8 tsp
    cayenne pepper

How to Make Creamy Potato Soup

Step-by-Step

  1. In large pot, add potatoes, onion, carrot, celery and broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 12-15 min.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, melt butter and add flour stirring until smooth. Add 1/2 c of the milk or half and half and whisk in until warm. Continue to whisk in remaining milk 1/2 c at a time until all of the 2 1/2c of milk have been added. Bring to boil, whisking for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir into the pot with vegetables and stock. Stir to combine with wooden spoon. At this time if you choose, you can add the cooked chicken, ham or bacon. Cook until thickened and bubbly. Add parsley, salt, pepper and remove from the heat. Stir in cheese and let soup stand to thicken and cool slightly. Serve with crackers, bread sticks or garlic cheddar biscuits.

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