This last year, my family began adding soups to our dinner rotation greatly. We started this for a few reasons, first, it can be a meatless meal and this works well for us as we do not eat all that much meat. Secondly, we almost always have broth because I make tons after we cook a whole chicken. Third, it’s cheap. This really has a lot to do with the fact that it can be meatless and the fact that we already have the broth. Not to mention that soup can be an incredibly nutritious meal.
I don’t know about you but some people in my family do not like eating the same thing over and over again. Therefore, to appease the family, I went searching for a new recipe and came up with this lovely soup.
Garlic Potato Soup
1/2 cup butter
2 onions – chopped
1-2 Tab. minced garlic
6 red potatoes – peeled and diced (or if you prefer, you can leave unpeeled)
6 cups chicken broth
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
Place onions and butter in a large pot, cover and cook 20 minutes or until translucent.
Add garlic and potatoes, cover and cook for 15 minutes; stir occasionally.
Pour broth into the pot along with seasonings.
Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes.
Remove from heat and allow to cool off a bit.
Transfer to a blender (or use an immersion blender) and blend till smooth. This may need to be done in batches as this does make quite a bit of soup.
Once the soup has been blended you can heat it back up (if necessary) and serve.