Prep 40 mins
Cook 45 mins
This is a one-of-a-kind potato soup. Creamy soup base with a few veggies mixed in and great baked potato toppings! I will write it as I learned it but I do sub lots of light things and it is still wonderful. NOTE: THE KEY TO THE DIFFERENT TASTE IS THE GARLIC POWDER,CREAM CHEESE, VELVEETA AND THE BLEND OF VEGGIES. Please let me know how you like this and please tinker with the amounts as I have done this from memory.
- 5 lbs potatoes
- 2 cups baby carrots
- 3 -5 celery ribs
- 2 cups milk
- 3⁄4 cup half-and-half
- 6 ounces cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 lb fried cooked bacon (crisp and broken in bite size peaces)
- 4 -5 green onions with tops, topping (chopped)
- 1 (8 ounce) package Velveeta cheese, shreads topping
- Peel and cut up the potatoes.
- Cut the half carrots in half.
- Cut up the celery into bit size pieces.
- Let boil until all are tender.
- Drain and put all the cooked veggies back into the pot.
- Now add the butter, 1/2 the milk, half and half and cream cheese into the veggies.
- Use a mixer to make the veggies like mashed potatoes.
- Add rest of the milk and cream until you get the desired consistency you want the soup -- I like it a bit thick, not really thin soup.
- When you get it to the way your family likes it, then add salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
- Taste and adjust accordingly.
- Let simmer for 15 minutes.
- Now you are ready to top it with what you like.
Creamy and flavorful! It is also very rich. I omitted the salt and butter (personal preference) and used all skim milk. Thanks for sharing!
I'm afraid this recipe didn't work out for me. I was really looking forward to serving it. I made exactly as directed, carefully measuring out all the ingredients and cooking as specified in the steps. I'm afraid my "soup" turned into mashed potatoes even though I added in all the liquid amounts. This combination of ingredients does produce a wonderful flavor.
Delicious! When I told my DH I was making soup for dinner he made a face (not a big soup fan), but he ate it up and went back for more! I cut the recipe in half and mixed the velveeta into the soup, topped it with additional (real) cheddar cheese along with the other toppings and a dollop of sour cream.