Thursday, December 6, 2012

Potato Soup

Warm, cozy nights are my favorite.  Nothing like a warm home and hot soup to soothe the soul.
Whether it is just YOU and maybe a little pet or a home full of family and friends, one thing is simply can not go wrong with a soup dinner...and maybe holiday cookies for members of the "clean plate club".  Who am I kidding?  Cookies for all...after all it is Christmas time!!

Potato Soup

1 cup butter

1 cup flour

1 small yellow onion, diced

1 clove of garlic, pressed or minced {optional} or 1/2 teaspoon dry granulated garlic

4 cups milk

4 cups half and half

4 cups baby red potatoes, cut  into bite-sized cubes

½ cup white wine {we use Charles Shaw}

2 ½ teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon pepper

¼ teaspoon paprika


*Cook potatoes in salted water until fork-tender…about 10 minutes.  Drain potatoes and let sit until you are ready to add them into the soup.

*In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and sautee onions until tender and add the garlic.

*Add the flour and stir away while cooking.  DO NOT let this burn.  Only cook for about a minute.

*Add in half and half and milk and whisk.  Let the soup start to bubble and add in potatoes, wine and spices.

*Let soup cook on super low so that it does not stick to the bottom and burn.

My favorite way to serve this is at a dinner party is to go ahead and ladle it into soup bowls, top it with chopped green onions and shredded cheddar cheese, place them on a baking sheet and bake at 350* until bubbly.  Your guests will love this!

Serve with a sparkling apple juice, fresh crusty bread, a green salad, and don’t forget the toppings!

Just pretend it is a baked potato and top it like you like!  Maybe sour cream, green onions, bacon {YUCK!}, and shredded cheddar cheese!


Shared with:  stone gable


  1. That sounds perfect for tonight, and I think I already have everything on hand! Thanks for sharing it.
    Merry Christmas

    1. You are welcome, Jenny! I hope it was yummy tasting!