Who doesn’t like Potato Soup? It is a quick and easy recipe that can be whipped up in a matter of minutes for a quick lunch. Garnishes can include bacon bits, chopped scallions and grated cheese. And of course lots of black pepper!
We didn’t have a lot growing up, and I know there were times Mom did not use the cream. She simply used milk and did not bother to thicken the soup.
She gave us saltine crackers to crumble up in our soup and guess what? We had thickened soup!
Below is the printable recipe!
- 4 Idaho potatoes
- 1/2 cup finely diced onion
- 2 cups of salted water
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup of heavy cream or you can use milk
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup flour
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Peel and slice or chop potatoes into bite size pieces
- In heavy dutch oven, add water, chicken broth, potatoes and onions
- Bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are tender
- In a separate pan, melt the butter over medium heat.
- Whisk in the flour.
- Cook stirring constantly, for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Whisk in the heavy cream and bring the cream mixture to a boil, and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened.
- Stir the cream mixture into the potato mixture.
- Adjust seasonings to taste.
- Garnish with chopped scallions and sprinkles of grated cheese and bacon bits, if desired