Thursday, May 17, 2012

Basic Potato Soup Recipe (Freezes Well)

I made this potato soup for my family for the first time ever a few weeks back and we all thought it was delicious.   It also freezes really well!  It is very versatile, and you can make any additions to it that you would like.   I'm going to tell you the basic 5 ingredients that you definitely need, and then a few additions that you might like to make, plus I'll tell you what I put in mine!

Here are the 5 basic ingredients:

3 1/2 cups peeled, diced potatoes  (I used some leftover baked ones from my fridge, so the cook time was shorter)

3 1/2 cups chicken broth

5 tbsp butter

5 tbsp all purpose flour

2 cups of milk

(season to taste!)



Additions you may enjoy:

celery
onions
cheese
ham
broccoli


When I made my soup, I had some ham as well as some broccoli in my fridge, and also some cheddar cheese.   I also had the broth that had cooked off of my ham when I made it, so I substituted ham broth for the chicken broth.



Directions:
In a large pot, bring broth and potatoes to a boil  (also any onions/celery/ham, etc.--anything you add except cheese goes in here).  Simmer until potatoes are tender.  Add desired seasonings to taste.

In a small saucepan, melt butter.  Stir in flour, stirring constantly for about 1 minute.  Slowly whisk in milk (whisk out any lumps).  Cook over medium heat until thick and bubbly, stirring often.  (about 5 minutes)

Remove from heat  (if you are adding cheese, add it now)

Stir into pot with potatoes and heat through.


That'ts it!


You could add any meat/vegetable combination you like and I think it would turn out great.   Let me know what you like in your potato soup!

You know I'm never one to leave a recipe alone, so I may have to try a different combination next time, and I did just buy a 10lb. bag of potatoes!  ;)


1 comments:

MM June 2, 2012 at 7:53 PM  

Cool that this recipe offers the base and can then be changed based on what you like or have!

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