There are a lot of things in life that are complicated, but potato soup is not one of them. It’s about the easiest soup out there to make. Let me go ahead and claim that it is the easiest soup to make! It also very cheap and delicious and it tastes even better when the weather is kind of crappy ( i.e. windy, rainy, grey, cold). This soup is also great if you’re feeling a little under the weather. Growing up my mom would always make my sister and I potato soup when we were sick, so this soup is also very nostalgic to me. Awwww. 😉
Here is what you need:
salt & pepper
Ok, that’s it! I wouldn’t normally have the potatoes pictured, but you know i’m a coupon queen–so i paid $1 a bag for those! 😉 So, if you don’t have steam n’ mash (basically already cut and cubed) potatoes, just peel (or don’t depending on your taste), cut up, boil in water until fork tender. You don’t even need to drain them, i would start with mashing the potatoes in the water they were cooked in and go from there with the milk & chicken broth.
Next, add equal ratio’s of milk and chicken broth, salt and pepper to taste, and a pat or two of butter. Then mash up with a potato masher until smooth. If the soup is to thick add more milk and/or chicken broth. You could also add any other spices you like here (garlic, parsely).
That’s about it! Wasn’t that easy?
This soup is best served with green onions, bacon and cheese to go on top. You can see here that i only had cheese, but whatever works! If you have any bread laying around, butter it up and broil in the oven until toasted and ta-daa, dinner is served!
This meal is really cheap, how cheap? I don’t know, but i know you’ll love it!