Saturday, October 8, 2011

Chase A Cold Day Away: Rich 'n' Creamy Potato Soup Um Um Good!

Living in the Southwest of Arizona soup is something we wait for until the weather starts cooling off and this potato soup is a family favorite of ours.  There is nothing more comforting on a cool fall or cold winters night than this delightful, rich and creamy potato soup and it's fixings of crispy bacon crumbles, sharp cheddar and green onions a top this bowl of delight.  Ummm ummm talk about your comfort food, I mean come on, is there anyone who doesn't like potatoes?  If there is I've not met them yet ;-)

What You Need

½ stick butter
1 small onion diced
2 medium carrots diced
2 tablespoons flour
8 medium russet potatoes peeled and cut into cubes
4 cups milk
1 cup half and half
2 chicken bouillon cubes dissolved in ½ cup hot milk
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes  
2 cups salted water


8 strips of bacon cooked crisp then crumbled 
Shredded/Grated Sharp Cheddar
Chopped Chives

Now, Let's MAKE IT!

  •   Melt butter and sauté onion and carrots in a 4-6 quart saucepan on medium until both are slightly tender about 5 minutes give or take 
  •       Whisk in flour and cook about 1 minute
  •     Add milk, dissolved bouillon and potatoes and cook over medium heat for about 15 minutes or until the potatoes are very soft
  •      Add half and half, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes
  •   Turn off heat and set aside or keep on super low to keep warm stir occasionally as you fry up your bacon for garnish.
There are many different things you can add to this fabulous soup.  Here are some things I do with it, add ham, corn or other veggies, red and green bell peppers.  I also love this soup with smoked sausage added to it.  Just let your imagination run wild and enjoy!

Until next time, see you in the kitchen.

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  1. I am making this for supper tonight! Yum!!

  2. That's wonderful! Tell me how you liked it. As I said there are so many wonderful ways to make this yummo soup. Did you change it up at all?