This thick and creamy Simple Potato Soup is sure to warm you up and keep you satisfied for hours!
It’s the season for plenty of social gatherings and good eating, which I have been happily taking part of. I served this hearty soup the day we decided to break out all the holiday decorations. That takes some major effort to unravel years worth of Christmas decorations. We have so many favorite trees, stockings, candles and ornaments, but over the years I’ve scaled back on the accessories that I bring out each year and try to keep the decor simple.
I’m definitely in the spirit of the season, and not sure if this change is due to the fact that my kids are older and they don’t miss the mini trees I would put in their bedrooms or perhaps I prefer less stuff now, which includes foods that are made with simple ingredients.
This soup is easy to make and you probably have all the ingredients stocked in your kitchen. You can leave chunks of potatoes to add some texture, but I took out my immersion blender and didn’t stop mixing until every piece was broken down. That little gadget is fun to use 🙂
Enjoy a cup of this rich soup just as it is or add your favorite toppings like bacon, green onion, hot sauce and extra cheese!
- 3 1/2 cups peeled and diced potatoes, steamed until soft
- 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
- 6 cups milk (divided)
- 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
- 6 tablespoons butter, divided
- 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 cups shredded cheese (cheddar)
- Optional Toppings: cheese, bacon, onion, hot sauce, green onions