Been trying to decide what to cook lately. I haven’t had much inspiration or will to cook. Mainly just been eating mac and cheese and frozen meals (who have I become?).
It’s also been cold….like really cold. All the time. And there is so much snow. We had gotten over a foot of snow, and then that finally melted, and now there is more snow.
Because of all of the snow I’ve been staying home more, cuddled under blankets with my puppy…and eating everything I own. Meaning I have very few things to make meals out of. When I was trying to think of something to make I realized I had a bag of potatoes that was going bad and needed to be used up. So, I decided to make potato soup.
1 whole Medium Onion, Diced
3 whole Carrots, Scrubbed Clean And Diced
3 stalks Celery, Diced
2 jalapeños, Diced (optional)
6 whole Small Russet Potatoes, Peeled And Diced
8 cups Chicken Broth
3 Tablespoons All-purpose Flour
1 cup Milk
1/2 cup Heavy Cream
1/2 teaspoon Salt, More To Taste
Black Pepper To Taste
1/2 teaspoon Chili powder
Dice up the onion, celery, carrots and jalapenos and add to a pan that has been lightly oiled. Cook on high heat for about two minutes.
Then peel and dice the potatoes and add to the pan, and continue to cook for another five minutes—or until the potatoes begin to soften. At this point season with salt, pepper, and chili powder.
Transfer the veggies to a soup pot, and add in your broth. Bring to a boil for about ten minutes. Whisk together the flour and the milk, then pour into the soup and allow the soup to cook for another 5 minutes.
Remove half to 2/3 the soup and blend in a blender/food process until completely smooth. Pour it back into the soup pot and stir to combine. This makes the soup really creamy—worth it.
Add in the heavy cream, and then taste the soup for spice levels and adjust to your taste.
Serve it with sour cream, cheese, and bacon if you have any. I wish I had bacon.
This recipe is based on the Pioneer Woman’s recipe, though I just changed a few ingredients based on what I had at home.
I'm Kirsten. Big time foodie, all around goofball, and freelance marketer.