This soup is the easiest, yummiest potato soup you can make. seriously. And all 4 of my kiddos eat it up. It only has 3 ingredients and you just have to let it simmer- and it is SO good!
3 Ingredient Potato Soup
5 pound bag potatoes (I prefer russet)
1 block cream cheese
additional optional toppings
salt and pepper to taste
wash, peel and chop the entire 5 pound bag. Even if you have a smaller family this freezes really well for individual servings.
depending on the consistency you like, you will need 2 to 3 of these.
I use a little less than two because we like ours thick almost like a chowder. I especially like it when it has some remaining chunks of potatoes.
Let your cream cheese soften on the counter while your potatoes simmer- usually about an hour. Maybe even longer if you are really wanting thick soup.
Your soup will start like this. Simmer your potatoes, occasionally using a potato masher to mash the potatoes. Leave some chunks- trust me. you don't want it too smooth. It just tastes better this way.
After you have cooked your potatoes and you have the consistency you like, add your block of cream cheese. Use your masher the mash it into the soup. The heat will help it melt down and you can just stir it in once you get it broken apart.
* sometimes if I am feeling really crazy, I will chop two heads of broccoli and toss it in to simmer with the potatoes. I will also chop up a ham steak to toss in at the very end with the cream cheese and it changes up this soup so much. Both ways are equally delicious.*
Now it's time to serve it up. I usually give my family some rolls or even a yummy side salad goes well with this.
|I have no idea why this picture will NOT turn, so y'all get an upside down spoon. LOL|
YUMMY and total comfort food. Let me know if you make it, cause I wanna know how y'all like it!