15 November 2008

Potato Soup

As you know by now if you make the rounds of my happy little group of Realie food bloggers, our November Cooking Club was all about Soups. Soups! I love love love a good soup or stew, so I was so excited for this one. It didn’t disappoint either – I loved every one of them, and plan to recreate every one we had.

First up was Audrey’s potato soup (she of Kentiga Blog fame). I think because it reminded me of my mom’s potato soup, with big chunks of potatoes, lots of other veggies, and a nice broth (not super-thick like so many other potato soups out there). So I made a giant pot, and have been eating that for lunch for a week now. Still super yummy! I think I’ll probably be making this many more times in the future.

Potato Soup
(adapted a small bit from Audrey’s recipe)

4 Tbsp. butter
1 onion diced
1/2 lb of carrots sliced4 stalks of celery sliced
5 lbs. potatoes diced
10 c. low sodium chicken broth
1/2 lb. bacon
1/2 lb. Velveeta diced into chunks
1 c. sour cream
Salt and pepper

Melt butter over medium heat in a deep soup pot. Add onion, carrots, and celery and sauté until softened, about 10 minutes. Add the broth and potatoes to the pot and simmer. Add water if necessary to cover completely. Let simmer for 30-40 minutes or until completely cooked.

While mixture is simmering - cook, chop, and add bacon to soup. About 25-35 minutes into simmering add Velveeta and sour cream. Stir constantly until completely melted. Salt and pepper to taste.


Stacey said...

Yum! I agree it was super delicious. I ended up bringing 2 or 3 containers home with me and we polished it off pretty quick.

Snooky doodle said...

I prefer your supernatural brownies than this soup . although it looks yummy for a potato soup. As you can tell i m not much of a soup person :)

Nemmie said...

Next up is some Stacey soup :)

Snooky - better get ready! Lots of soup will be showing up on here in the coming months, although they'll be plenty of treats in-between...

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I just love a good bowl of potato soup. Yours looks so hearty and satisfying.

Anonymous said...

another great recipe.gave your site a thumbs up on SU so I can visit it again the next time I'm ready to try your recipe's out!