Potato soup is a classic comfort food in the United States. It's warm, creamy, and filling, making it the perfect dish for a cold day.
2 lbs of peeled and diced potatoes, 1 diced onion, 3 cloves of minced garlic, 4 cups of chicken or vegetable broth, 2 cups of whole milk,
1/2 cup of heavy cream, Salt and pepper to taste Optional toppings: shredded cheese, crumbled bacon, chopped green onion
In a large pot, heat a little bit of oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes.
Add the diced potatoes and broth to the pot and bring to a boil.Reduce the heat and let the potatoes simmer until tender, about 15-20 minutes.
Use an immersion blender or transfer the mixture to a blender and puree until smooth.Return the pureed mixture to the pot and add the milk and heavy cream. Stir to combine.
Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot, with your desired toppings, if desired.
Potato soup can be easily customized with the addition of ingredients such as carrots, celery, or even corn. You can also add herbs such as thyme or rosemary for extra flavor. Enjoy!
Loaded Baked Potato Soup: Top the soup with shredded cheese, crumbled bacon, and chopped green onions to mimic the flavors of a loaded baked potato.
Roasted Garlic Potato Soup: Roast a head of garlic in the oven until soft, then puree it with the potatoes for a subtle garlic flavor.
Creamy Leek and Potato Soup: Sauté sliced leeks in the pot with the onions for added flavor and richness.