Potato Soup Recipes

A variety of potato soup recipes
using white potato, sweet potato,
ham, leeks and cheese.


This is my mothers recipe that I remember well while growing up. It has been cut down a bit since most people are not feeding a family of 10. It is very easy to adjust to the number of people you are having for dinner. I like to make extra so the next day we have an easy meal with hardly any preparation.


Potato Soup Recipe

Ingredients:
4 medium potatoes, peeled, cut into 1 inch cubes
1/2 cup diced celery
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
2/3 cup sliced carrot
4 cups chicken stock
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tsp ground pepper (I like white pepper)
5 Tbl butter
5 Tbl flour
2 cups milk

Directions:
In a large stockpot, combine the potatoes, celery, onion, carrots and chicken stock. Bring to a boil, cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender. Stir in salt and pepper.

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 pour in milk to avoid lumps to form until all of the milk has been added. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, 4 to 5 minutes.

Slowly stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook soup until heated through. Serve immediately.

Tip:

Try Garnishing with pinch of shredded cheddar cheese or chopped parsley.



Potato Soup variations

For Potato Soup with Ham add 1 1/2 cups cooked diced ham to the cooking vegetables.

For Cheesy Potato Soup add 1 cup shredded cheese at the end as a final ingredient.


Potato and Leek Soup

Ingredients:
3 large leeks, trimmed and rinsed
thoroughly, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 Tbl virgin olive oil
1 Tbl butter
3 medium size potatoes, peeled, cut 1/2 inch cubes
28 oz reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 sprig fresh dill(plus 1 Tbl chopped)
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp white pepper
1 cup whole milk
2 tsp fresh lemon juice

Directions:
In soup stockpot, heat oil and margarine on medium until margarine melts. Add leeks and cook 8 to 10 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in potatoes, broth, dill sprig, salt and pepper. Cover and heat to boiling on high. Reduce heat to low; simmer 15 minutes or until potatoes are very tender.

Ladle potato mixture into blender in 3 batches. Blend until all is pureed. Return all the pureed soup to the pot and stir in milk. Heat through. Stir in chopped dill and lemon juice.



Sweet Potato Soup

Ingredients:
1 Tbl flour
1 Tbl butter
1 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
1 Tbl light brown sugar
1 1/2 cups cooked sweet potatoes
1 cup chopped onion
2 stalks celery, chopped
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1 cup milk
Salt

Directions:
In a stockpot, over medium-low heat, cook the flour and butter, stirring constantly until roux achieves a light caramel color. Add the broth and brown sugar, bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer. Stir in the sweet potatoes and spices, bring to a simmer again, and cook for 5 minutes more. In a blender, puree the soup in batches and return to stockpot. Add the milk, and reheat soup. Season with salt and pepper, serve immediately in warmed soup bowls.

Tip: When blending the hot soup Remove the center part of the blend cover so heat can escape otherwise you will end up with a mess. You may also want to cover the cover with a paper towel as it might splatter with the open cover.

Serving Suggestions: Serve with warmed Italian bread and a salad for a complete meal.



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