Saturday, March 16, 2013

Creamy Potato Soup (crock pot dinner)

Creamy Potato Soup in the Crock Pot
adapted from this recipe

Mix the following in the crock pot:
  • Almost 5 lbs of potatoes, cleaned and diced (as much as your crock pot will hold + veggies) Note: yellow potatos are a good soup potato
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 6 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • baby carrots, a good amount, coarsely chopped
  • a heaping spoonful of minced garlic
  • a good amount of ground pepper
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 2 heaping tsp parsley
  • 32 oz of chicken broth or stock
  • enough water to cover the potatoes
Cook on low for 4 hours.
Stir & mash some of the potatoes with a potato masher.
Cook for 2 hours more, or until potatoes & carrots are soft enough to poke.

Whisk together 1/2 cup flour and 16 oz of half & half.
Cut up 16 oz of sausage into bite size pieces.

If needed, take out extra liquid from the soup (I removed about 8 oz).
Stir in milk mixture & sausage.
Cook for 30 minutes longer on high.

To serve, top with bacon bits & shredded cheese. Or it's delicious as-is!

4 comments:

  1. Jana
    This is my kind of recipe. "a crockpotful of veggies, water to cover, a good amount of"
    I very much dislike wordy, persnickety, recipes. You wrote this just the way I would have plus it makes enough to be worth your while without having to multiply the recipe -whats the point of making just a little soup? :) I want to try this when the kids are home for spring break.
    Aunt Tammy
    PS What kind of sausage did you use?

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    1. Aunt Tammy - my thoughts exactly! Might as well make a big pot of soup whenever you go to the trouble of making it. :) I just used whatever sausage I had on hand, I think it was Italian. Kielbasa would be good, or even pieces of ham. Hope you like it!

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    2. Since you are adding sausage, might as well add a couple of cans of corn, drained and you will have corn chowder.
      Garnish with grated cheddar cheese, bacon bits and goldfish crackers.

      Love reading your journals.
      Nancy Cooper

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    3. I've never made corn chowder...but I just might have to try your suggestion! Thanks for responding--glad you like reading. :)

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