Quick and Easy Savory Potato Soup
Recipe type: soup
Serves: 6
Creamy and packed full of fresh veggies and herbs, this potato soup will make you smile!
  • 3 - 4 stalks of Celery, sliced
  • 1 med. Onion chopped
  • 2 Tbs. Butter
  • 8 - 10 small to medium Potatoes, peeled & cubed
  • 10 - 15 baby Carrots, sliced
  • 3 c. fresh water
  • 5 Chicken bullion cubes
  • ¼ tsp Seasoned salt
  • 1 Tbs. fresh Rosemary, minced
  • 4 - 6 Tbs. fresh Chives, minced & divided
  • ¼ - ½ tsp. dried Thyme, crumbled
  • dash of garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 - 3 Tbs. instant mashed potatoes
  • 1 c. shredded cheese (we use mix of mozzarella, Monterey jack & extra sharp cheddar)
  1. In med/large pot, over medium heat, melt 2 Tbs butter. Saute celery and onion until just tender. Add potatoes and carrots then continue to saute for a few minutes while chopping herbs.
  2. Add 3 c water, bullion, seasoned salt, rosemary, thyme, bay leaf, ¾ of the chives, salt and pepper. Bring to boil, cover and turn heat to med/low.
  3. Simmer 20 minutes until veggies are very tender.
  4. Use a potato masher or large fork to mash the veggies to desired texture.
  5. Slowly stir in milk over low heat until smooth and well combined. Now depending on how thick you like it, add in instant mashed potatoes 1 Tbs at a time until desired thickness.
  6. Let the soup heat up for a few more minutes over low heat.
  7. Serve topped with a few Tbs of grated cheese and a sprinkle of reserved chives. Some kind of bread to dip is a must! Enjoy!
Recipe by A Hen's Nest - NW PA Single Woman Mom Blog at https://ahensnest.com/2009/09/quick-and-easy-savory-potato-soup.html