I saw on a friend's blog a great recipe for Potato Soup. My problem was I didn't have any bacon on hand. But it sure made me hungry for some. So I looked at a few recipes online and tried the one below. It was delicious and looked great too when added a dash of paprika and shredded cheese before serving.
I don't know for sure how much it serves but we ate it two nights in a row (and most of y'all know how we eat!) and I froze the rest (which should be enough for two more servings).
Meatless Potato Soup
2 onions diced
6-8 potatoes, washed, peeled, and in big chunks
Butter (maybe 3-5 tablespoons)
2-5 cloves garlic, minced (I added 3)
Thyme (maybe a tablespoon)
Basil (maybe tablespoon and a half)
Oregano (maybe a tablespoon)
2 boullion cubes
¼ cup to ½ cup Shredded cheddar
¼ cup to ½ cup Parmesan cheese
4-6 cups water (enough to cover the potatoes)
2-2.5 cups milk
Salt & pepper
Optional Ingredients: (would suggest to add before adding water and cheeses if raw)
Leeks, Tomatoes, Carrots, Broccoli, etc.
Sauté onions in a little butter until they are very fragrant and browning. Add potato chunks and a bit more butter, if needed. Cook about 7 or so minutes and then add fresh garlic, thyme, basil, bouillon cubes, and oregano making sure to crush spices as you add them. Cook about 5 minutes more making sure potatoes are tender.
Add water and cheeses. Simmer till it’s almost time to serve.
About 10 minutes before you serve the soup, mix the milk and flour together until flour dissolves. Add flour mixture to soup and cook ~5-7 minutes till thickened.
Garnish with a dash of paprika and a bit more shredded cheese.