Perfect Comfort Food: Cream of Potato Soup

Perfect Comfort Food: Cream of Potato Soup | 31Daily.com

Easy to prepare in under 30 minutes, this warm Cream of Potato Soup is a perfect antidote for cold, wintry nights, brisk fall afternoons, rainy spring days… or any other day as well.

A bowl of steaming potato soup, with just the right amount of kick and, of course, that quintessential bacon flavor we all love, will be a recipe you’ll come back to time and time again.

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Perfect Comfort Food: Cream of Potato Soup

Easy to prepare in under 30 minutes, this warm Cream of Potato Soup is a perfect antidote for cold, wintry nights, brisk fall afternoons, rainy spring days… or any other day as well.

  • Author: Stephanie Wilson

Ingredients

  • 3 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped with their leafy greens
  • 4 large Yukon or russet potatoes, diced (if using russet potatoes, be sure to peel)
  • 4 cups reduced sodium chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup milk

Instructions

Saute bacon in large dutch oven until browned, and set aside.

Reserve 1 tablespoon of the bacon drippings, heat the dutch oven to a medium heat and melt 1 tablespoon of butter. Add the onion, carrots, and celery; cook until softened, about 8 minutes. Season the vegetables with salt and pepper to taste, and then add the diced potatoes and flour. Stir and cook for an additional minute.

Pour the chicken stock over the vegetables, add the red pepper flakes and thyme; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer the soup, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender when pierced with a fork.

Cream the soup in batches in a blender, or use an immersion blender to puree the soup. Ladle servings into bowls and garnish with the bacon, additional melted butter or even some shredded cheese.

Perfect Comfort Food: Cream of Potato Soup | 31Daily.com

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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her family.

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