Saturday, November 19, 2011

Creamy Potato Soup

A hot bowl of soup for supper can be very comforting during these dark, dreary, chilly autumn days.

I have been experimenting with soup recipes this month. I've never really had much success making soup in the past, but I have stumbled upon some awesome recipes this  month. Soup is easy to make. It is inexpensive. It is filling and can be stretched to feed a large family. Most soups taste even better when reheated and most can be frozen.

I found a recipe called Ultimate Potato Soup at allrecipes.com and tweaked it into my own which I am calling Creamy Potato Soup. It is delicious!

Creamy Potato Soup

Ingredients:
6 cups peeled and cubed potatoes
3 stalks cubed celery
1 onion - peeled and diced (or 1 tsp. onion powder)
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. black pepper
3 15 oz. can chichen broth
2 cubes or tsp chicken broth granules
1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 cups milk
2 oz. package instant mashed potatoes

Directions:
Combine vegetables, spices, broth, and granules in large soup pot and boil for 20 minutes or until vegetables are soft. Add butter and milk. Slowly, mix in instant mashed potatoes and simmer for an hour or more.

I added 1 cup of ham cubes for my meat loving husband. You could also add sausage, bacon, or cheese.

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