I love soups, I especially love my Mom's recipes. This recipe reminds me of home and helps me keep warm in the winter ;) I told my friend Katie from Craptastic I'd add a homemade Potato Soup recipe to my blog, just for her (I was giving her a hard time for making a pre-packaged soup). So, here it is!! I actually made this soup a couple of weeks ago, but I'm just getting around to posting it, I'm a little backed up on recipes I need to add. I love this soup, and you know the best part? It's even better the next day!
Very good. This is actually a picture from the next day!
Add your potatoes and carrots into a large pot. This is actually the first time I used grated carrots, and I like it even better than the baby carrots. The baby carrots tend to sink to the bottom and these mix in very well.
Cover w/ chicken broth and water.
While simmering add in all the spices.
Mash potatoes, not completely, just so they start breaking up.
Mix in milk and simmer for 5 minutes.
Gradually stir in cheese until melted. Let sit for about 20 minutes while it thickens up.
Serve w/ rolls or in a bread bowl. I got these bread bowls for a great deal! But, they got very soggy, next time I'll use a sour dough bread bowl. Looks good right?
8-10 Potatoes peeled and cut (I cut each half into 8ths, so a total of 16 pieces)
1 small bag of baby carrots (cut into thirds) or grated carrots
5 t. chicken bullion (I used 2 cans chicken broth + 2 t. bullion)
1 t. Thyme
Salt and Pepper to Taste
1/2 t. Garlic Powder
2 Cups Milk, Evaporated Milk or Half and Half
1-2 Cups Cheese
Place potatoes and carrots in a large pot. Cover completely w/ chicken broth (if you choose to use) and water. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 20 minutes. While simmering add bullion, thyme, salt, pepper and garlic powder. After 20 minutes use a potato smasher Mash potatoes, not completely, just so they start breaking up (this makes the soup a little thicker and makes smaller chunks of potatoes). Add milk, stir and simmer for 5 minutes. Gradually mix in cheese until melted. Take off the heat and let sit for 20 minutes while it thickens. Serve w/ rolls or in a bread bowl. (Tastes even better the next day!) Enjoy!