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Recipe
Potato Soup

Potato Soup

This velvety soup is a breeze to make and would be a delicious, hearty addition to any meal.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: About 1 hour
  • Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 2 cups chopped yellow onions
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 2 large baking potatoes (about 2 pounds), peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

Directions

  • Melt the butter in a large, heavy pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the onions, celery, salt, and cayenne and cook, stirring, until the onions are soft and lightly golden, about 5 minutes. Add the bay leaf and garlic and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the broth and potatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, until the potatoes are soft, about 30 minutes. 

  • Remove the soup from the heat. Discard the bay leaf. With a hand-held immersion blender, or in a food processor or regular blender in batches, process until smooth. Slowly add the cream and stir to blend. To serve, ladle into soup bowls and serve hot.