September 22, 2015

Creamy Potato Soup ~ Gluten Free

This soup!  It's inexpensive to make and SO yummy to eat!
You can satisfy all those hungry tummies for approximately
$1 per person (hearty appetites included).

The cost increases if cheese and bacon are served.
Of course, bacon and cheese are wonderful additions, but,
not necessary for the yum factor.

Here's what you need:

7 or 8 large Yukon Gold Potatoes ~ diced, skins on
(You should have about 10 to 12 cups diced potatoes)
1/3 cup Butter
1 large cooking Onion ~ peeled and diced
6 cloves Garlic ~ minced
Water to cover potatoes in pot
2 cups Heavy Cream
1 Tbsp Sea Salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground Black Pepper
Grated cheddar and crumbled bacon for toppings

Here's what you do:

Scrub and dice the potatoes ~ be sure to leave the skins on.  Set aside.
In large pot (mine's a 5 Quart size), melt butter and saute
the garlic and onions until translucent.  Add potatoes and toss to coat.

Cover potatoes in pot with water (only until barely covered) and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, for about 20 minutes,
or until potatoes are very soft.

Puree with an immersion blender until mixture is nearly smooth.
I like to leave some chunks of potato in the soup for a little texture.
Stir in the sea salt, pepper, and cream.
Heat through and serve.

Crisply fried and crumbled bacon along with
shredded cheese are wonderful toppings for this yummy soup.

Serve this creamy potato soup to six or seven very hungry people
on a cold, blustery day while a fire blazes in the fireplace.
You'll make all your guests very happy.  Guaranteed.

Hugs all around!
With Love, Camille


Kelly-Anne said...

Oh Camille! This soup looks too divine for words...and I love how beautifully you presented it, too...
Hmmm...saving your scrumtious recipe for a chilly day! I know we would love it...
Have a delightful Wednesday...hugs!

Stephanie said...

Mmmm... your soup looks oh-so-creamy and tasty, my friend. Your recipe is perfect for a cool autumn evening.

Hugs to you!

Down On The Farm said...

You had me at "heavy cream" sister! Potato soup is one of my favorites. Sadly here in Missouri it's a little too WARM for soup today. But I know those chilly days are coming and nothing is better than a nice warm bowl of potato soup. Blessings my friend!

Esther said...

We just dug up some of our potatoes yesterday, we are so making this!! Thanks for sharing!

Camille said...

Kelly-Anne ~ I suppose it's warming up in your part of the world! Yes, do save it for a chilly day...I am sure you'll like it. :)

Stephanie ~ If you try it, I hope you like it! :)

Down On the Farm ~ Welcome! So glad you plan to give this soup a try when the weather cooperates. Happy fall to you. :)

Esther ~ Enjoy!!! Hugs all around. :)

With Love,