Among a variety of tasty soup 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.
Soup is a popular and nutritious appetizer made combining vegetables, meat and various spices. These ingredients are added in boiling water to form a broth. It's a bliss to enjoy tasty potato soup, especially during 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
2 large potatoes
2 cups chicken broth
½ cup flour
½ cup butter
2 cups milk
Salt and pepper to taste
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. Then 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
● 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
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.
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.
Boil the potatoes, onion, celery, bouillon and simmer on medium heat until the potatoes are 15 minutes away from being finished. Add half and half, bacon and mushroom soup. When the soup becomes creamy, add shredded cheddar. Stir until the cheese melts and 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.