Simply Wonderful Potato Soup
Curative and comforting, this soup is perfect for chilly weather. With a nice vegetable salad, it makes a great meatless lunch or light supper.
Scrape the contents of the skillet, including any liquid, into the pan with the potatoes. Add the salt, pepper, chicken broth and half-and-half. Return to heat and, stirring constantly, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for a few minutes. Correct seasonings. If thinner soup is your preference, add a little chicken broth, simmer and recheck the seasonings.
For very smooth soup, purée the mixture in a blender or food processor or use an immersion blender directly in the soup pot. For a chunkier result, mash the ingredients with a potato masher. Garnish with parsley, chives and crumbled bacon.
Makes about 8 servings.
Note: You can shave calories from this recipe by substituting all or part of the half and half with whole milk. The result will not be as "comforting", but it will still be delicious.
Recipe editor Patricia Mitchell
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