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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

When in Idaho...

Do as Idahoans...make potato soup...right?

I love potato soup, its probably one of my favorites. Well to be totally honest, I've never met a potato I didn't like, so potato is a no brainer.

I recently found this yummy recipe for potato soup and immediately knew I had to make it. It looked super easy and its from another wonderful mil wife. I added a lil flavor of my own, but its pretty close to her recipe. FYI- I added garlic and used reduced fat cream cheese. I actually add garlic to almost everything I cook.

What do you need:
4 large Idaho Potatoes peeled and diced
1 small yellow onion thinly diced
2 minced cloves of garlic
1.5 boxes of 99% fat free Chicken Broth
1 box of reduced fat cream cheese cut into small pieces
1/2 tsp of season all salt
1/4 tsp of black pepper and cayenne pepper ( i used about 1/2 tsp of black pepper it was pretty spicy)
Cheddar Cheese FYI-You can shred your own, sadly I'm lazy and always buy bagged unless we're entertaining company then I act like I always shred my own cheese. SHHHHH....

1. Combine potatoes, onion, garlic, spices, and broth in a large pot. Heat on medium until potatoes are soft. It took about 30 minutes or atleast I was distracted by DVR'd episode of Sarah's House that long.

2. Once soft, begin mashing the potatoes in the pot until about 1/2 - 2/3 are mashed, this will thicken the soup. I prefer my soup to be creamy and not overly chunky so I mashed about 2/3. Stir several times to get the mashed potatoes off the bottom of the pot so you don't burn them.

3. Reduce to low and add in cream cheese. Slowly add the cream cheese and continual stir until it is all mixed. This was my favorite part, watching the brownish color liquid turn into yummy yummy white soup.

4. Then make yourself a bowl full add cheddar cheese, chives, bacon, etc.
I've eaten it every day since Sunday...obviously I enjoy it!
Thanks D.A.R. for the recipe...


Lauren said...

YUM!!!! :)

Unknown said...

Potato soup is my fav!!!

Muffy said...

WOW-- this sounds amazing!!

Jane said...

I made the same soup last weekend ... it is sooo good. And, it freezes well!

d.a.r. said...

Glad you love it!! It's so easy to make and to customize!

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