Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Easy Creamy Potato Soup

This is a great soup to plan on making this month especially if you live in So Cal.  This week Stater Bros.  has 5lb bags of potatoes for 75 cents!  Just think how much soup you could make!  This soup keeps well so it is great to have on hand for lunches.  The tang from the cream cheese goes awesome with a sourdough grilled cheese sandwich.

6 potatoes peeled and diced
8 cups of water
1/4 cup dried green onions
1/4 cup dried onions
1/4 cup dried celery
1/8 cup dried minced garlic
2 Tbsp chicken bouillon
1/4 to 1/2 cup dried potato buds
1 Tbsp butter
8 oz. cream cheese cubed and softened
Salt and pepper to taste

Bring the water to a boil in a large stockpot.  Add the potatoes, onions, celery and garlic and let boil gently until softened.  Gently mash some of the potatoes with a potato masher.  Add chicken bouillon and potato buds and bring to a simmer.  Stir in the butter and cheese.  Once the cheese is melted, add salt and pepper to taste and serve.

Top with
Fresh green onions
grated cheddar cheese
crumbled bacon bits
Bacon salt

~ This soup is great on a cold winter night and it takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish.  Enjoy ~

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