Thursday, January 2, 2014

Creamy Potato and Veggie Soup!


Creamy Potato and Veggie Soup!
 This soup was awesome!
Ranked 5 stars and 2 thumbs up from my 11, 9 and 5 year old!
And since I basically faked it, I'm recording the recipe here for future posterity!
 You will need:
5 potatoes diced
1 large onion diced
1 quart of Chicken stock
salt
pepper
garlic powder
basil
carrots, celery and broccoli
Sausage or Bacon
(and the fat after cooking it)
2 cups Milk
1 cup flour
2 cups shredded cheese


In a stock pot
add the chicken stock plus 1 quart of water
all the diced potatoes and onions.
Let it come to a boil.
(during this stage you'll be working on phase 2)
Use a fork to test the firmness of the potatoes.
They wont need too long to cook.
When you can pierce them with a fork, but still a little too crisp for taste,
add in the chopped carrots and celery.
Right at the end add in the broccoli, it doesn't need long at all...
and you don't want it overcooked.

While you are waiting for the stock to boil...
Cook your bacon or sausage.
Drain the fat into a saucepan.
I used the fat, instead of butter, to make a rue/cream sauce

Add the sausage or bacon to the soup pot.
Then the broccoli.

With the fat, add 1 cup of flour and 1 cup of water
 and whisk together on low/med heat.
Once it's combined and thick,
add in 2 cups of milk.
Stir until thick, don't let your milk boil.
Then add in 2 cups of shredded cheese.
 Stir the cheese sauce right into the pot of soup!
It doesn't make a super rich thick creamy soup...but it is so yummy!
Add your salt, pepper, garlic and basil to taste!
I've made this again several times.
I tried to make a double batch so we could freeze some...but we ate it all.
Goes great with some homemade rolls too!




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This post published on Doodlecraft first

2 comments:

Melanie Thompson said...

This soup is amazing! My gorgeous cousin Natalie Shaw has made a masterpiece once again! Love you too pieces, Mel

Melanie Thompson said...

This soup is amazing! My gorgeous cousin Natalie Shaw has made a masterpiece once again! Love you too pieces, Mel

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