Nutritious and Easy Homemade Potato Soup Recipes Right Here

Homemade potato soup
Are you looking for unusual soup recipes? How about a potato soup? Among a variety of tasty potato recipes, potato soup is a unique dish. Potatoes can be a great addition to any soup. You can use potatoes to thicken a soup instead of flour, cream or half-and-half. If the soup is over-spiced, potatoes can be used to nullify the extra spicy taste.
Personally, I was not very fond of having soup before meals. A friend introduced me to potato soup at a weekend party and I fell in love with the recipe. Since then, soup has become an integral part of my meals. Soup is a popular and nutritious appetizer. It is made from a combination of different ingredients like vegetables, meat and various spices. These ingredients are added in boiling water to form a broth. It's a wonderful experience to enjoy a tasty potato soup, sip by sip, especially during the cold winter evenings.

Since potato is a favorite vegetable for most people, potato soup has become extremely popular all over the world. With their high content of complex carbohydrates, potatoes are a good source of energy, albeit a bit fattening if in excess. They are also rich in proteins, fibers and vitamin C.
Delightfully easy homemade potato soup recipes
Baked Potato Soup
Baked Potato Soup
Ingredients

2 large potatoes
2 cups chicken broth
½ cup flour
½ cup butter
2 cups milk
Salt and pepper to taste
Preparation

Scrub and bake potatoes at 350°F for about an hour. Mix the flour and butter to prepare a roux. Add milk and allow it to thicken. Following this, add chicken broth. Cube the potatoes and add them to this mixture. Add pepper and salt to taste and serve hot. If you wish, you can garnish the soup with different toppings like bacon, cheese, cilantro or chives.
Potato Leek Soup
Potato Leek Soup
Ingredients
6 potatoes, pared and cut in 1-inch chunks
1 carrot, scraped and sliced
2 leeks, washed, thinly sliced
4 cups chicken broth
2 onions, chopped
13 oz milk powder
1 stalk celery, sliced
1 tbsp parsley flakes
2 tbsp butter
Pepper to taste
1½ tsp salt
Chopped chives, for garnish
Preparation

Mix and boil the potatoes, carrot, onions, parsley, celery, leeks, chicken broth, butter, pepper and salt. Allow this mixture to be cooked well. Add milk powder and stir. Garnish with chives before serving.
Creamy Potato Soup
Creamy Potato Soup
Ingredients

5 cups chopped peeled potatoes
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
3 cups half-and-half
3 tbsp butter
1 chopped onion
2 tsp salt
3 tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
Preparation

Boil potatoes, onion and salt. On bringing it to boil, reduce the heat and allow it to simmer for about 12 minutes, until the potatoes and onions become tender.

Remove the potatoes and onions from the pan and mash them smooth. Then, heat the potato-onion puree in a skillet. Add butter and half-and-half to it. Maintain medium heat. Take care that it should not come to a boil. Following this, add cheese and stir until it melts. Garnish with parsley and serve hot.
Potato Chicken Soup
Potato Chicken Soup
Ingredients

8 cubed potatoes
6 cubes chicken bouillon
2 stalks celery (diced)
1 chopped onion
1 pound bacon (cooked and crumbled)
1 pound half and half
1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Preparation

Boil the potatoes, onion, celery and bouillon and simmer on medium heat until the potatoes are about 15 minutes away from being finished. Add half and half, bacon and mushroom soup. When the soup becomes creamy, add the shredded cheddar. Stir until the cheese melts and then simmer until the potatoes are done.

*Sauteing the onion and celery on butter can be a good idea as well.
With these recipes, you can make a variety of delicious potato soups for weekend parties or family dinners, and provide a nutritious treat to your family and friends.