homestyle potato soup

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By Tish Young
from Newmarket, ON

Add a little bacon for a meaty crunch or some cheese on top! This is a long time family favourite. I was homesick and missing my family, so I whipped up a big pot of potato soup and settled into my memories.

serves 4
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 2 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For homestyle potato soup

  • 8
    potatoes
  • 3
    carrots, chopped
  • 1
    onion, chopped
  • 1 clove
    garlic (optional)
  • 3 dash
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1
    chicken bouillon cube
  • 2 stalk
    celery (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp
    savoury
  • 2 pinch
    celery seed
  • 2 pinch
    basil
  • 1-2
    bay leaves
  • 2 pinch
    thyme
  • 1/4 tsp
    parsley
  • 2 c
    water
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    butter
  • 2 Tbsp
    flour
  • 1 c
    milk

How To Make homestyle potato soup

  • 1
    Peel the potatoes and carrots. Chop. Set aside carrots. Chop up onion.
  • 2
    In a soup pot or slow cooker, add the olive oil and onions, and garlic. Add in the potatoes.
  • 3
    Add all the spices and the bouillon cube in with the water. Allow to cook over low-med heat for 1 hour. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • 4
    Scoop out a cup of potatoes, once soft, and mash them. Re-add this to the soup pot. Now add the carrots. Cook for another hour.
  • 5
    At this point, add in the milk and mix.
  • 6
    Melt the butter and make a rue with the flour. While mixing, add in the soup stock to the flour mixture and mix until smooth. Pour into your soup pot and mix until thickened.
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