My Favourite Potato Soup

 

Here is the second of the three soup recipes I am posting that I am making for someone I know who is under the weather.

This soup is my go to, I don’t feel well soup, so I thought it would be a great choice to share!

Potato soup doesn’t seem to take very good pictures but it sure tastes good.

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Sandie

These are the ingredients I used. Potatoes of course, lots of fresh dill and my secret ingredient… cream cheese.

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I started by washing, peeling and dicing the potatoes.

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I added the fresh dill and the minced garlic.

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I covered the potatoes with half water, half chicken broth and added a tablespoon of margarine.

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I boiled the potatoes until they were fork tender.

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While the potatoes were cooking I made a white sauce.

I melted the margarine in a microwave safe, large measuring cup.  Next I added the flour and mixed it into a paste.

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I added the milk next then microwaved it on high, in one minute increments, until thickened.  It took about 3 minutes.

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When the potatoes were cooked, I added the cream cheese (I used dill cream cheese), by the tablespoon and mashed the potatoes while the cheese melted.

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Once mashed, I added the white sauce and whisked to combine.

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I put the pot back on the stove over medium low heat to heat through.

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I let it cool and put it in a plastic container to freeze until I could deliver it.  I did however scoop out one bowl to save for myself because it’s potato soup and I just can’t resist it, not feeling well or not!

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Recipe

My Favourite Potato Soup

Preparation Time: 30 minutes  Cooking Time: 25 minutes  Servings: 6 – 8

Ingredients

  • 10 – 12 medium potatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 tub cream cheese, I used dill cream cheese

Directions

  1. Wash, peel and cube potatoes.
  2. Place in pot with chopped fresh dill, minced garlic, margarine, chicken broth and water.
  3. Bring to a boil and cook until fork tender.
  4. To make White Sauce:
  5. In a large measuring cup, melt margarine.
  6. Add flour and whisk into a paste.
  7. Add milk, mix well, and microwave on high heat, in one minute increments until thickened.  About 3 minutes.
  8. Once potatoes are cooked, add cream cheese and mash potatoes until smooth and cream cheese is melted.
  9. Add white sauce and whisk until smooth.
  10. Return to stove top and cook over medium low heat until fully heated through.
  11. Serve hot, with grated cheddar or parmesan on top.

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