Grandma's Cream of Potato Soup or Broccoli Soup

Recipe by Jim Tasker
READY IN: 1hr 35mins
SERVES: 8-12




  • Empty cans of chicken broth in pot.
  • Add cubed potatoes and bring to a boil.
  • While potatoes are starting to cook pan fry bacon until crisp and add bacon grease to chicken and potato broth.
  • Crumble bacon and add to broth.
  • Add diced ham to broth (optional).
  • In a sauce pan melt butter and add diced onion, celery and carrots.
  • Pan fry until soft.
  • When potatoes are done add the celery, carrot and onion mixture with butter to broth.
  • Reduce heat to medium and add about 1/4 to 1/2 of the quart of heavy cream.
  • Be careful not to have soup at a heavy boil or cream will curdle.
  • Add enough cream to make soup look creamy throughout.
  • Add cheese (optional).
  • Mix corn starch with very cold water and add to soup.
  • Continue medium boil until soup thickens.
  • If it isn't thick enough repeat corn starch and add slowly.
  • Remove from heat and enjoy.
  • Soup will thicken when it gets cold.
  • Can add milk or water to thin out.