Unbelievably Easy Potato Soup

Total Time
30mins
Prep
5 mins
Cook
25 mins

Don't let the sparse ingredient list fool you. This is a recipe that's so easy to make yet so delicious that everyone inhales it. My mother was raised on this soup and she served it often to us. My grown daughters now demand it when they are home. To this day, entering the house on a cold day and smelling this soup is the most comforting, delicious aroma imaginable. It's also non-fat if you use skim milk. (But I like half-and-half, myself!)

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 1 large potato, per person
  • 14 cup chopped celery, per person (include leaves)
  • 14 cup chopped onion, per person
  • 14-12 cup milk or 14-12 cup half-and-half or 14-12 cup cream
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Peel and cube potatoes.
  2. Put in a saucepan along with the onions and celery.
  3. Add water, but don't quite cover the vegetables.
  4. Bring to a boil, lower heat, cover and simmer for 25 minutes, or until all of the vegetables are very tender.
  5. Using a potato masher, coarsely crush the potatoes, but don't mash them--you want chunks left.
  6. Add enough milk or cream to thin to desired thickness and add salt& pepper to taste.
  7. (It will take a lot of salt!).