It’s been really cold and rainy this week. Just the perfect weather for a nice steaming bowl of potato soup. I know it’s a little off season, but it was so fitting this week that I’m sharing it in case any of you find yourselves in the same situation I was.
I also made some of these rolls to go with them… Just add in some minced garlic and shredded cheese and they pair perfectly. There’s nothing better then curling up on the couch with a book and some warm soup on a cold and rainy day. 🙂
Rainy Day Potato Soup
- 6 cups (about 7 medium) white potatoes, cubed*
- 1/4 cup olive oil (or bacon grease)
- 1/4 red onion, finely chopped
- 3/4 cup thinly chopped carrots (about 5 medium)
- 3/4 cup thinly chopped celery stalks (about 6)
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 2-4 cups filtered water
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 1 package bacon, cooked and crumbled (optional)
- Cheese to top (optional)
- Coat the bottom of a large put with olive oil (or bacon grease). Add the onion and cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until onions are slightly translucent.
- Add in carrots and celery, stir and cook for another 5ish minutes.
- Add garlic and potatoes, and mix until combined.
- Cover with water just until the vegetables are covered, cover and cook for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. If water level goes below the veggies be sure to add more.
- Scoop out about a cup of the soup and blend until smooth. Blend more if you want a thinner soup.
- Add blended mix back into the pot along with a cup of whipping cream.
- Cook uncovered over medium heat, stirring occasionally for another hour or until the veggies are soft enough to enjoy and soup is reduced to desired thickness.
- Mix in the bacon and top with cheese.
*Tip: Soak your cubed potatoes in water while you chop the other vegetables. This can be a helpful step because it lets the potatoes release some of their starch resulting in a creamier soup. Just remember to drain them before adding them in. It works for fluffier mashed potatoes too (sometimes I soak mine for a few hours).
Do you have any favorite soups or rainy day treats?
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