Creamy Potato Soup

Creamy Potato Soup


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This soup is so good and just in time for fall!  I haven’t been here in a little while.  A lot has been happening and not all of it good, but last week the hubs convinced me to take a long weekend away and I’m not one to walk away from life….but sometimes when you do you get a different perspective.  Life’s still not great, but I feel better and the first time I’ve felt like writing in some time and this is the perfect soup to write about!

 

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Start out with bacon(is that ever a bad thing!) and brown it off in the bottom of a dutch oven or large pot.  When it’s browned, remove it from the pot and take out all but 2 TBSP of the bacon grease and add in onion, celery and carrots.

Creamy Potato Soup

Soften your veggie by sauteing them in the grease, then

Creamy Potato Soup

add potatoes and chicken broth and cook the potatoes until soft.

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I always remove some of the potatoes before pureeing, but if you want your’s really smooth, you and just puree everything. After you’ve got it as smooth as you want it, add the potatoes and bacon back in

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Reserve some of the bacon to garnish, when you serve it, you can also top with some cheese

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Creamy Potato Soup

These little girls got to go away for the weekend as well and they loved it! And just one more photo, we got back just in time for Halloween

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Her sister wouldn’t pose with her hat on!

Creamy Potato Soup

5 to 6 slices of bacon, cut into strips

2 carrots, diced

2 stalks of celery, diced

1 small onion, diced

5 to 6 potatoes, cubed

1 carton of chicken broth

grated cheese

In a large dutch oven or large pot, brown bacon over medium heat, when it’s brown, remove with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel.  Remove all but 2 TBSP of the bacon grease from the pot and add carrots, celery and onion. When they are soft, add the chicken stock and the diced potatoes.  Bring to a boil, then lower heat to simmer.  Simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes, until the potatoes are soft.  When they are soft, you can remove some of the potatoes and puree the rest until smooth, or you can puree the entire soup.  Stir 1/2 of the bacon into the soup and when serving top soup with the remaining bacon and some cheese as a garnish.

This recipe was shared at The Country Cook’s Potluck Party!

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