I absolutely adore soups. I love that you can throw everything into a big pot and you end up with something that is so warm and tasty that you feel like you've just been wrapped up in a blanket of love. That's exactly the feeling you get when you've eaten a bowl of this Creamy Potato Soup.
When we would get sick as children, my mom would open a can of Campbell''s Potato Soup. It was comfort food to us all and we loved it. I did this for many years into adulthood too, until I realized that potato soup is one of the easiest soups to make, especially when you use one of my favorite kitchen gadgets...the immersion blender. So, let's get to it...
potatoes, chicken broth, water, milk, salt and pepper, sour cream and shredded cheese, bacon bits, steamed broccoli and green onions as toppings
Start by cubing your potatoes. I love my "onion" chopper for soups. It is a great tool to let kids use to "help" you in the kitchen too. Remember when I used it for my Chipper Chicken Soup?
Creamy Potato Soup (makes 6-8 servings)
8 cups peeled and cubed potatoes
1 box (32 oz.)chicken broth
4 cups water
1 cup milk
salt and pepper to taste
1 Tbsp. sour cream
Cook potatoes in chicken broth/water mixture until tender (about 20 minutes). Remove about 4 cups of the liquid. Use immersion blender to cream the soup. Add the milk, salt and pepper to taste and sour cream. If you like it a little more "soupy" add back some of the broth. Cook until heated through. Top with shredded cheese, bacon bits, green onions and/or steamed broccoli.
There are several things I love about this soup...
1. I can pronounce all of the ingredients and know exactly what they are.
2. It incorporates food I usually have on hand.
3. I believe it is relatively low in calories and fat (at least until you start adding on the toppings).
4. I get to use some of my favorite kitchen gadgets to make it.
5. It is super easy and doesn't take long to make.
6. It makes my kiddos smile...and smiling's my favorite!