Sharon’s Potato Soup

There is potato soup and then there is POTATO SOUP.  This is the latter one.  I have had potato soup twice that was out of this world.  Once was when I worked at Becton Dickinson in the mail room and one of the men brought in some that he had made.  I got the recipe.  I have never made it because it has leeks in it and that is not something I normally have around. The second time was after I was married and we were at my folks in Florida.  We went to a get-together with people from the church and one of the ladies served potato soup.  This is her recipe.  Thanks for sharing, Sharon!

Potato Soup

  • 4 slices diced turkey bacon – crispy (we used meatless pepperoni this time and it was good too)
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 large potato (1 1/2 cups) peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 allspice or 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  •  1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  •  1/4 teaspoon pepper
  •  2 cups water
  • 1 Tablespoon concentrated chicken broth
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 Tablespoond flour
  •  1 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1 pound mashed potatoes (1 1/2 cups)

Fry the bacon, then cook the celery and onion in the bacon drippings.  Combine with the next 8 ingredients (up to the sour cream) and bring to a boil.  Simmer for 20 minutes.  Remove bay leaf and whole allspice. Add cream cheese and mix.  Combine sour cream and 2 Tablespoons of flour and gradually add half and half to it.  Then mix into the simmered mixture, add the mashed potatoes, heat through and serve.  At this point I put this into a blender and blended it up to make it smooth.

Delicious!  I forgot to take a picture!

This was just barely enough for us and we had one missing that night.  I would recommend doubling the recipe for a family over 5.

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