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Grandma’s Potato Soup

By Katie Winn

It’s nearing the end of Winter, so I thought I’d better share this delicious potato soup recipe from my grandma.  One night this Fall my husband came down with a cold, and the only thing he wanted was POTATO SOUP.  We didn’t have a good recipe, so I decided I better call the best potato soup maker in the world…my grandma!  She was sweet enough to give me the entire recipe over the phone.  I’m so glad she did, because it was incredible as always!  Thanks Granny!

Ingredients:

1 LG onion (diced)
3/4 C celery (diced)
1/4 C butter
5 C peeled, chopped potatoes
3 C water
3 C milk (divided)
4 tsp chicken bouillon powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 C flour
4 C shredded cheddar
1/2 C cooked and crumbled bacon

Directions:

-Using a large pot, saute onion and celery in butter until transparent.
-Add potato and water.  Boil, then bring to a simmer for 15 min.
-Stir in 2 C milk, bouillon, salt, and pepper.
-In a separate bowl, combine the flour with the rest of the milk and stir until smooth.
-Stir flour/milk mixture into the soup, then bring to a boil for two minutes or until thick.
-Reduce heat, then add cheese and bacon until the cheese is melted.

We like to use 3 cups of homemade chicken broth in place of the water and bouillon powder.

We LOVE this soup, and I hope you will, too!

Katie Winn is a stay at home mom and author of the blog, The Creative Bubble  where she shares recipes, crafts, and homemade gift ideas. She lives in Chattanooga, TN with her husband and two sons.