Saturday, March 23, 2013

My Potato Soup

I love a bowl of potato soup, but I rarely eat it since most recipes call for lots of butter and milk or cream.  I had a hankering for it, with St. Patrick's Day last weekend.  I also bought several cans of Del Monte sliced potatoes that were on sale.

I used three 14.5 oz cans, 1 1/2 cans filled of chicken broth, some mire poix that I had saved in the freezer (onion, carrot and celery), added seasoned salt and pepper, dried basil, garlic powder, onion powder and a generous palmful of poultry seasoning, placed everything it the crock pot and cooked it on low for six hours.  (I could have stopped it at 4 - 5 hours but I was involved in something and it just kept slow cooking).  I then pureed it with my stick blender.  

For toppings I sprinkled sharp cheddar and bacon crumbles (I found a precooked bacon uncured with no nitrites or nitrates at Trader Joe's, pricey, but good) and some chives.  

It was a nice first course before the corned beef and cabbage, which I neglected to take a picture of.  Second year in a row, too.  

Soup got good reviews from my friend who had a bowl.  

Joining Seasonal Sundays, Sunny Simple Sundays, and On The Menu Monday, and Clever Chicks .  Many thanks to the hostesses.



  1. Oh yummm! This sounds delish and with more snow in the forecast, it's just what the doctor ordered.

    Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  2. This sounds delicious and I have a new immersion blender that I am dying to try! Thanks so much for the recipe, Barbara!


  3. I love potato soup and make it often during cold weather. It’s cool now so this would be a good soup to serve for supper tomorrow evening. I love how easy your recipe is. Thanks for sharing.

    The French Hutch

  4. I just made a pot of potato soup for the apres ski guests we are having at our house tomorrow. Wish I'd seen your recipe and how simple it is first! I might add the grated cheese and bacon on top though - that really makes it look delish!


  5. Ooh Barbara, I love a potato soup and yours looks sooo good! It's been chilly here in Texas and perfect for a bowl of your soup. xo

  6. Your soup looks delicious! Potato soup is a favorite at our house...although, I confess that both of my recipes are full of butter and cream. Yikes! Wise girl you are to come up with a healthier alternative, especially when it tastes great!

  7. That does sound pretty good! We're getting a big snow storm here tonight and tomorrow--I may have to improvise a bit but I love your recipe. Yum indeed.

  8. Sounds like a hearty soup! You were more interested in eating than taking pics, I know that feeling:@)

  9. Potato soup is one of my favorites any time of the year. I will have to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing, Barbara!

  10. Potato soup is, by far, my most favorite.
    And, get this...
    I bought, on a whim, a package of CHEDDAR potato soup the other day that you add WATER to and it was so good, it nearly knocked me to my knees. We both were STUNNED that it was so a post working about it as we speak.
    Thanks for this great recipe....
    xo bj

  11. Your recipe sounds delicious. Potato soup is one of my comfort foods. My family makes it with just boiled potatoes, celery, and onion. When they are cooked you pour in some milk and a pat of butter. It isn't rich, but I LOVE it.

  12. You had me at potato Barbara! I love my immersion blender, so much easier on clean up and perfect for thickening up veggies for soup! I wish I had a crock pot full today, it's cold and rainy here :)

  13. Dearest Barbara,
    Oh, your potato soup sounds SO delectable(♥^_^♥)~* You may already know that I'm not good at these Western dishes. Please let me taste it p;)
    I wonder if it is a bit heavy for my stomach condition now.

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  14. Sounds delish!! I hadn't thought of making it in the Crock Pot but then, I don't think there is very much you can't make in the crock pot. Love those things.


  15. We love potato soup with all the fixens....but I have given up bacon and cream stuff in favor of pound loss-age...down 26 pounds so no potato soup for me....We have Houston's here in Atlanta and they make it the best but only have it one night a week and to play with people's minds all the locations have it on a different day....drives the husband crazy....Hope your weekend is going great...Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog about the NYC idiots....

  16. I love potato soup too. Adding some bacon is a winner. Aloha from Hawaii. Cruising tonight Barbara. I'll have some of those sneaky tikis. XO. Linda

  17. Barbara, that potato soup looks so yummy! May have to make some this week. We had corned beef and cabbage twice in the past few weeks. Love it!

  18. I love homemade potato soup, but have always made it on the stove. I will have to try your version in the crock pot. Yours really does look very delicious. It is still very cold here so a meal like this would be filling and comforting. Thanks for sharing how you made it!

  19. B,

    What a fast and easy way to make potato soup! Nice to know there is nitrate-free bacon out t here, too- awesome!

    Thanks for your visit - have a blessed day!


  20. I love potato soup.. Your recipe sounds wonderful as does all of your meal.. Making me hungry.. smile..

  21. looks delicious. I love potato soup too. In Italy is still cold and your soup would be very appreciate!

  22. Barb,
    Yum...... this sounds so good....
    Thanks so much for always visitng!! Swifter dusters is my secret!! LOL!!

  23. I like potato soup, too, and this would be an easy Sunday project. Wishing you a blessed Holy Week.

  24. Oh that does sound yummy. I like your idea for having mire poix on hand, too.

  25. Ok, I am impressed that you have mire poix in your freezer! That is the ultimate in cooking organization! I long for a Trader Joe's where I live, how great to find that pre-cooked bacon. Your recipe for potato soup sounds good, I've never tried potatoes in a can.

  26. Yum, Barbara! I am a true soup lover; honestly, I crave it every week, and potato soup is one of my very favorites. I have a recipe that our family loves, but it does have light cream in it, to which we also add cheese and bacon bits. Not exactly on the heart healthy menu. I'm glad you shared your recipe -- next year we want to see pics of the corned beef and cabbage. :)

    Have a wonderful evening.

    Denise at Forest Manor

  27. Your potato soups sounds delicious, barbara! I love using the crock pot for soups making. I didn';t knwo there was a nitrite free baco--I can't wait for the Traders Joe to open in Denver!

  28. Barbara I will be trying this looks so good.
    Re whether I sell the cards I make , not so far.Just enjoy the creativity.

  29. HI Barbara! OH, I love potato soup and yours sounds so good. Thank you for the new recipe! Hope you're staying warm.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  30. Looks and sounds delicious, Barbara! Great for a chilly day!

  31. looks so god....Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick


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