Winter cold finally hit the south. Finally. Almost 80 degree temperature on Christmas day was crazy. I do have to admit a small part of me liked it. Wearing flip-flops in December sure was nice. I almost broke out shorts yet compromised with jeans and short sleeve shirts. Anyway, the temps changed to below freezing at night and mid-40’s during the day. I needed something warm and comforting. A bowl of Creamy Potato Soup hit the spot.
There’s a chill across our den too. I never noticed it as much until we got new furniture. Cold air flows down and out of the fireplace and across the floor. I’m now directly in the path of it because of sitting and working on the love seat instead of the couch. Why cold air? We don’t turn on our fireplace. It’s a gas one and natural gas definitely is not as cheap as it was 20+ years ago. A few days of running it and our gas bill would be insane.
Creamy Potato Soup is a small batch recipe. It makes two or three servings, possibly four if served in cups. It’s lightly flavored with green onion and celery. I garnish it with sliced green onions. Shredded cheese would also be a nice topping. The soup is decadent and a splurge since it is made with milk, cream, and butter. Everything in moderation, right? Balance it with a simple green salad.
What soup warms you on a cold day? One of my favorites and the most popular soup I’ve shared is Turnip Green Soup. I’m still amazed at how it often it is in my top recipes. It makes me wonder what will be my top recipe for this year. What a fun and tasty food journey to come. Stay tuned…
Creamy Potato Soup
- 3 medium russet potatoes peeled and cut into small cubes
- 1 cup water plus more if needed
- 2 green onions white and light green part only, sliced
- 1/2 celery stalk diced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/2 cup half-and-half
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
Place potatoes in a medium saucepan. Add enough water to just cover potatoes. Add green onions, celery, salt, and pepper.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium. Cover loosely and cook until potatoes are cooked through and tender, about 20 minutes.
Add milk, half-and-half, and butter. Stir and cook until butter melts.
Purée with an immersion blender or in a regular blender. Garnish with sliced green onion if desired.
Creamy Potato Soup is an easy small batch recipe (for two or three). It's comforting and lightly flavored with green onion and celery.
Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
Tuesday 19th of January 2016
mmm this soup is the perfect comfort food to warm me up on these CHILLY January days!
Friday 8th of January 2016
I was just sitting on the floor in my family room wondering if there was always so much air coming in from the fireplace! And guess what? Potato soup is on the list of food to make today on this snowy day. I love how blogging connects us all-- lovely post and I'll enjoy your recipe.
Friday 8th of January 2016
We make potato soup often, great flavor and texture.
Linda | Brunch-n-Bites
Thursday 7th of January 2016
Wow...that's a huge difference between flip flop and cover yourself with jackets, blankets, or anything warm. The weather has gone pretty bad around here as it's been raining all week, but we really need it. This creamy potato soup is perfect for this and I'm sure my family will love this too.