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Easy cream of potato soup

Posted by on Jun. 18, 2012 at 5:59 PM
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I was really craving some potato soup and I thought it would be nice to share my recipe with you all :)  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.  I also use the recipe for clam chowder.

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups peeled and diced potatoes
  • 1/3 cup diced celery
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup bacon
  • 3 1/4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground white or black pepper, or to taste
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk

Directions

  1. Cook bacon in stockpot until crispy.  Combine the potatoes, celery, onion, and water in stockpot. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the chicken bouillon, salt and pepper.
  2. In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour with a fork, and cook, stirring constantly until thick, about 1 minute. Slowly stir in milk as not to allow lumps to form until all of the milk has been added. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook soup until heated through. Serve immediately.

Notes: 

If you don't have chicken bouillon you can use chicken broth.  So what I usually do is use 1 can of broth (equals approx. 2cups) and cut the water back to 1 1/4 cup.

by on Jun. 18, 2012 at 5:59 PM
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SwannK
by on Jun. 18, 2012 at 6:17 PM

 sounds easy enough.. I will leave out the bacon tho..

:)

azihara
by on Jun. 18, 2012 at 6:34 PM


Quoting SwannK:

 sounds easy enough.. I will leave out the bacon tho..

:)

I've used ham to, and it's great that way to :)

goddess99
by Michelle on Jun. 18, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Sounds good. I love potato soup.

Kimberly954
by on Jun. 18, 2012 at 8:34 PM

what do you do differently for clam chowder? Just add clams??

jsl2007
by on Jun. 18, 2012 at 11:48 PM
Yummy
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swdesigns
by Member on Jun. 19, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Sounds delicious - thanks for sharing!

azihara
by on Jun. 19, 2012 at 10:25 AM


Quoting Kimberly954:

what do you do differently for clam chowder? Just add clams??

Yep :)

delanna6two
by Ruby Member on Jun. 20, 2012 at 9:42 AM

thanks

AmosFarkle
by on Jun. 21, 2012 at 5:57 PM
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I'd add some shredded cheddar on top when serving.  This sounds everso yummy!

SweetLuci
by Luci on Jun. 25, 2012 at 10:42 PM

 Yum. Thanks for posting.

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