I just love fixing soups when the weather turns cooler. It has been such a HOT summer here, that these 70 degree days seem pretty COOL! I love this potato soup recipe. It is very economical and is SO good! Add in some chopped ham or bacon for an extra treat…enjoy!
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 onion, chopped (or 2 tablespoons dried minced onion)
- 3 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 4 potatoes, washed and chopped (peeled too if you desire)
- 4 cups chicken stock (or 4 cups of water and 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon)
- 2 cups filtered water
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 garlic, minced (or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder)
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
- 1-2 teaspoons pepper (to taste)
- ham or bacon (optional)
- 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 cups milk or fresh cream
Melt butter in a soup pot. Stir in onion and soften over medium heat, about 5 minutes.
Add carrots, potatoes, chicken stock, water, and seasonings (and ham or bacon if adding). Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until vegetables are tender (about 20 minutes)
In a small bowl with lid, add flour and milk. Put lid on and shake to mix well. Bring soup to boil and add in milk/flour mixture. Stir until the soup is thickened. Remove from heat.
Serve with some homemade rolls and a salad for a YUMMY dinner!