Sunday, December 4, 2011

Creamy Potato Soup

One of my favorite things about the winter HAS to be the CREAMY soups!  They are one of my absolute favorite meals.. EVER.. so I make them ALOT!
So here is my version Creamy Potato Soup
Soup Base
1/2 onion (chopped)
1/2 cup baby carrots(chopped)
3 stalks celery (chopped)
9 potatoes (5 peeled and chopped, 4 unpeeled and chopped)
2 small cans chicken broth
2 tbsp canola oil
salt and pepper to taste

Rue (cream sauce)
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 cups milk

Heat canola oil in a large pot.  The chop onion and saute with salt.  Once onion is browned add chopped carrots and celery.
Saute until tender.  Then add both cans of chicken broth.
Then add potatoes.
Season with salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil then simmer on low until potatoes are soft.
While soup is cooking make your rue.  Melt butter in pan.. careful not to burn.
Once melted whisk in flour.
When combined whisk in all of the milk, stirring constantly until boiling. 
Once boiled season with salt and pepper and simmer lidded stirring occasionally for about 30 minutes.
Once the soup is cooked put half in a blender and blend until smooth.
Then add to soup.
Next add the rue and combine.
We love to serve this soup with bacon bits, shredded cheese and croutons!
  Oh yum!
Hope you cozy up to some warm soup on a cold day this winter season!
It's alot of steps.. but  sooo worth it!
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Sumo's Sweet Stuff


  1. Hi! Would love to try this recipe! But I'm unsure as to what kind of potatoes to use, does that matter? What about the butter? Salted or unsalted? And instead of using canola oil, is it possible to use olive oil? Thanks (:

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