It has been a great Sunday – a lazy, stay in my pajamas, I dont want to do anything but sit on the sofa on my computer day. Then my daughter comes upstairs and says “I want soup…. potato soup”. At that moment, it sounded like the perfect thing to have for dinner. This soup is so simple and easy to make – savory and full of flavor – it will be your new go-to soup. You will be amazed how good it is for so little work!
4 large potatoes
1 cup diced celery
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1 cup chopped onion
2 cups half and half or milk
3 – 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
sea salt and pepper to taste
optional – chopped green onion tops and shredded cheddar, if desired for garnish
Peel and cube potatoes. Place in medium saucepan with celery, carrots and onion.
Add enough broth to not quite cover the vegetables. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until the vegetables are very tender. Using a potato masher, coarsely crush the potatoes, but don’t mash them – you want some chunks left. Add enough half and half to thin soup to desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste. (about a teaspoon or two of salt – maybe more.) Makes 4 generous servings.
Nutrition info per serving: 345 calories, 2.6 grams of fat, 10 grams protein, 9.2 grams fiber