Warm up chilly nights with this thick and hearty potato soup. Ideal for winter or your St. Patrick's Day menu!
With the chill still in the air and St. Patrick's day just around the corner, we're whipping up some potato soup and soda bread to keep us warm. Better yet, make mini bread loaves, carve out the center, and serve your soup in a bread bowl!
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- 1 medium bowl
- 2 small sized bowls
- 9x13 baker or 2 round bakers
- 1 onion (or substitute 3 teaspoons onion powder, or to taste)
- 4 cloves garlic (or 1 Tablespoon garlic powder or to taste)
- 4 Tablespoons, butter
- 5 cups chicken broth
- 7 cups potatoes, chopped
- 1/3 cup flour
- 3 cups heavy cream (can substitute milk)
- 2/3 cup sour cream
- 3 teaspoons salt (or to taste)
- 2 teaspoons pepper (or to taste)
- 10 strips of bacon
- Cook the bacon and set aside, saving the bacon grease.
- In a large pot, add the butter and whisk in the flour.
- Add the bacon grease, chopped onion, and garlic to your pot and saute for ~2 minutes.
- Pour the broth, cream, sour cream and potatoes into the large pot, adding in salt and pepper to taste.
- Bring the mixture to a boil and let cook for ~10 minutes.
- Remove ~ 1/2 the chopped potatoes and puree in a food processor or Nutri-bullet.
- Return the puree to the pot and continue to simmer for ~10 minutes.
- Note: If you like a chunky soup, you can puree 1/3 of the potatoes instead. If you prefer no lumps, puree allow potato pieces.
- Fold in 4-5 strips of bacon, crumbled, and allow the soup to cook another 4 -5 minutes.
TIPS & TIME SAVERS
- Don’t have fresh onion or garlic, substitute with dry powders.
- Sour cream can be substituted with buttermilk or cream.
- Don’t overcook the soup our your potato chunks will dissolve.
- Double the recipe to serve a larger group.
- Don’t have tons of time between work, cleaning the house and keeping up with kiddos? Use store bought bread to make bread soup bowls.
This soup goes wonderfully with homemade rosemary sourdough or soda bread, and I hope this recipe warms your kitchen and your day. For more recipe ideas, visit the In the Kitchen section of the blog.