I've been waiting a L O N G time for it to get cold enough here in Texas to start making soups.  Finally it is dipping below 50 and I'm taking full advantage of this 'cold' weather.   This potato soup is Boy 1's FAVORITE soup!  He loves this stuff so much I saw him 'drinking' the leftovers the other day, that's right, no spoon or anything, drinking it right out of the container.  I'm raisin' 'em right.  ;o)

Potato Soup
5 pound bag of potatoes, peeled and dice
small bag of baby carrots, chopped fine
small onion, dice
3 celery stalks chopped fine
3 quarts chicken broth (I use chicken base - you can find it by the chicken bouillon cubes)
1 cup heavy cream
1TBL butter
2 TBL flour
Chop your potatoes to about this size.
And your carrots about like this.I chop the celery even smaller than this and the onions, I try to make them invisible...you know so the little ones won't pick the out.
After you have chopped everything, combine chicken broth & veggies (but not potatoes) and boil till soft - maybe 15 minutes or so.
Add potatoes, boil till soft, maybe 20 -25 more minutes
Turn heat down
Add heavy cream

In small bowl melt butter, then combine butter & flour together to form a paste, add about 1/2 cup of broth from soup to paste, mix well (till all lumps are gone), then add to butter/flour combo to soup. Let simmer for a couple of minutes

Top with cheddar cheese, chives, bacon bits, sour cream.....

and enjoy the yummy goodness you just created!
A special thanks to my friend Teri for sharing this recipe with me!!
Staci Barger
1/9/2011 12:41:14 am


1/9/2011 05:32:59 am

I love it when you talk food.

1/9/2011 05:35:00 am

Oh, that there is that unbelievable sharp knife.

1/9/2011 09:30:14 am

Yum! I'm gonna make this tomorrow...it looks fantastic!

1/9/2011 11:26:58 am

Doe you add any salt? Really, only 1 tbs of butter? How many gallons does this make?

1/9/2011 11:49:19 am

Gallons? I have no idea, but it is enough to feed this family of 6 WITH leftovers. 1 TBL butter, yes, you read that right. It is THICK, but just mix well...it is meant to thicken up your soup. I personally do not add salt, we are a pretty simple group around here....no salt on the table (unless Robert is around), but if you want more salt, add it, I won't hold a grudge.

1/9/2011 10:40:06 pm

Think I might make this tonight...it's only -4 degrees right now...might be nice to have some hot soup!

1/10/2011 04:00:46 am

My mother-in-law still says your potato soup is the best she's ever had. Any time I talk about you, she says "That's your potato soup friend, right?"


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