I bought a huge bag of russet potatoes with the intention of finding a totally grubbin’ recipe for potato soup for my family, and if I couldn’t I’d adapt one to our tastes. Tonight was the taste test, and my family LOVED this soup, so I want to share its yumminess with you! Once you’ve tried it, let me know what you think in the comments below!
- 8 medium/standard-sized russet potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1/2-inch cubes
- 1 onion, diced
- 8 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- a few cranks of ground black pepper
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/2 tsp dried dill (add 1/4 tsp first, taste, then double if you love it!)
- 1/4 cup parmesan/romano cheese, grated
- 8 oz. cup mild cheddar and Monterrey Jack cheeses, grated
- Place potatoes, onions, butter, garlic, dried spices, and salt and pepper to the vegetable broth.
- Bring to a boil then lower temp to medium high heat, cover and gently boil for 30-40 minutes or until potatoes and onions are completely soft.
- Add cheeses; stir until melted.
- Use a potato masher to break up the potatoes and onions. (If you want it to be more of a puréed soup, blend with an emersion blender or add to regular blender).
- Serve immediately, top with greek yogurt or sour cream, grated cheddar cheese, crushed red pepper flakes, and/or chopped green onion.