creamy potato soup

★★★★★ 1
By Jeanne Benavidez
from Odessa, TX

This is still one of my favorite soups when I'm not feeling well. As with a lot of other soups, it is even better the next day. I have cut up left-over chicken and put it in the soup also.....

★★★★★ 1
serves 6 - 8
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For creamy potato soup

  • 6 - 8 md
    potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 md
    onion, chopped
  • 2
    ribs celery, chopped
  • 1 tsp
    chopped garlic
  • 2 tsp
    salt (or to taste)
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 4 c
    chicken broth (enough to cover potatoes)
  • 1 pt
    heavy cream
  • 6 Tbsp
    butter or margerine
  • 1 c
    dry, instant potato flakes (for thickening)
  • OPTIONAL GARNISHES:
  • bacon bits
  • sour cream
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • chopped green onion

How To Make creamy potato soup

  • 1
    Place potatoes, onions, celery, garlic, salt and pepper in the 4 c of chicken broth in a large pot. Add a little water if necessary to cover potatoes.
  • 2
    Cover and cook on medium heat for about 30-45 minutes, stiring occasionally, until vegetables are fork tender. Add milk, butter, and potato flakes.
  • 3
    Lower heat and simmer a few more minutes or until thickened. Do NOT Boil.
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