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Chunky Potato Soup

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50 Min

Chunky Potato Soup is hearty enough for lunch, dinner or any time you need a warming, satisfying soup.

What You'll Need:
  • 1 (10-1/2-ounce) can condensed chicken broth
  • 2 cups low-fat milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 medium-sized onion, finely chopped (see Notes)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
What To Do:
  1. In a large soup pot, combine all ingredients except cornstarch. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer 35 to 40 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
  2. Remove 1/4 cup liquid from soup pot and combine with cornstarch in a small bowl. Stir until cornstarch is dissolved. Slowly pour into soup and stir until well blended. Simmer 10 to 15 more minutes, until soup has thickened, stirring occasionally.
  • For a change, go ahead and substitute a chopped leek for the onion. That gives this soup a classic potato and leek flavor.
  • If you're looking for more hearty soup recipes, check out 17 Sensational Soup Recipes today!

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I haven't tried this particular recipe ,but it follows my own very closely. I love celery and it takes as long to cook as potatoes , but after it has cooked about 10 -12 minutes i drop small chunks of ground meat into the boiling water with potatoes and celery, in this i use either chicken or beef bouillon cubes instead of broth , much more inexpensive.The meat and bouillon cubes add a lot more flavor and you season to taste ,then boil till all the ground meat has turned brown ,but not too long as the potatoes will turn to mush.Potatoes have a lot of starch already so i would not recommend using corn starch in this recipe, your call, also i don't use milk , but i may try that next time sounds good. Don't forget to add a little garlic POWDER, it gives you the flavor without extra salt ,you can add but not take it away.

I love potato soup but this recipe lacked flavor. :(

For the lady wondering about onion and celery. I have a trick been using for years on those kind of people. Use onion powder and for the celery I have one of those "bullet" electric machines and I put a very small can of celery seed in there and whoop it. Soon you have celery powder which is highly concentrated celery flavor but nothing to detect when they look for pieces in the soup. Works on all my grandchildren and they say Gma makes the BEEESST soup!!!

I make this alittle like this. Except I add Mrs Dash orginal, 3 cloves of garlic chopped up in it. Sometimes more. I go by taste. let it get almost done. Then I put a can of Cream of Mushroom soup in it. Stir until lumps r gone. If it is not thick enough. I add the cornstarch alittle at a time until thick. I wouldn't try any other one . I only make my own. & I love it. Try it. & let me know how u like it. Blueeyes, Virginia Beach, Va.

This is like the recipe my mom used. She didn't put celery in because none of the kids liked cooked celery. And, instead of using cornstarch, she liked to use left over mashed potatoes to thicken the soup. As us kids started growing up, she didn't always have left over mashed potatoes, so she started using instant potatoes to thicken the soup. One day we tried the roasted garlic flavored instant potatoes to thicken the soup and it is AWESOME!!!! Try it, you'll definitely like it!

You have to have some kind of seasoning in potato soup.You might use one of Mrs Dashes seasonings or some other kind of seasonings that you like.

my husband dont like onions & celery,my question is can i use onion flakes & no celery?

love celery and use onion flakes quite often. When i buy celery ,I cut off the leaves and wrap in paper towels a put in butter compartment in the fridge and leave there till it drys out then crumble to use the flakes in recipes when someone doesn't really like celery that much or I've run out of celery . Just put the flakes in an empty spice jar and store in fridge or cabinet.


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