Potato Soup Recipe

Saturday, October 25, 2008

This is one of our family's absolute favorite meals and has been a regular part of our winter menu for over a decade now!  Serve it up in fresh homemade bread bowls to make it even more special! 
Click here for printable recipe. 

1 large onion, diced
1 Tbs. butter
3 cloves garlic, pressed
6 cups water
6 chicken bouillon cubes
4 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 carrots (or one sweet potato), cubed
1 Tbs. parsley
2 cups half & half
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup flour

Saute onion in 1 Tbs. butter on low for 10 minutes, or until soft and fragrant.  Add garlic and saute for an additional 1 minute.   Then add water, bouillon cubes, potatoes, carrots (or sweet potato), and parsley and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the potatoes are soft.

Keeping the heat at low, add the half and half and heat until scalding, but not boiling. 

While soup is simmering make a roux with the butter and flour, by whisking the flour into the melted butter (this can be done on low heat on the stove top or in a microwaveable bowl in the microwave). 
 Spoon some of the hot liquid from the vegetable/cream mixture and mix slowly with the roux until it thickens and is smooth. Add roux to soup while stirring quickly. Heat for another 2 minutes. Serve hot inside of bread bowls. Garnish with shredded cheddar cheese and bacon bits.  Enjoy! 

3 comments:

K June 18, 2009 at 3:19 PM  

This was a huge hit when I made it last night. Andrew even said "yummy" several times while he ate it. That is a miracle! Great recipe!

karen January 8, 2012 at 8:26 PM  

Made this for dinner tonight and it was fabulous!

K February 5, 2012 at 10:18 PM  

Made this again tonight and everyone loved it! Yummy!

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My name is Lara and while I'm definitely not a gourmet cook, I do love preparing tasty, healthy meals for my family. Finding new recipes to try and sharing the ones we've already fallen in love with is a passion I've had since college and the reason why I've started this blog! With five kids, I'm usually in a hurry, so you'll find most of these recipes kid friendly and simple to make.

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