Chunky, hearty potato soup is food for your soul! This soup will warm your tummy and your heart! The thick consistency of the broth is perfect, a tiny sprinkle of cayenne pepper adds great flavor, and the small chunks of potatoes create the perfect texture. Garnished with some bacon, cheese, and chives and you’ve arrived in comfort food heaven!
Our family always includes this soup in our Christmas Eve celebration! Grandma (my Mom) makes the BEST potato soup. That might be because she uses velveeta cheese 😉 I have modified the recipe so that it’s not just for a special occasion, but can be enjoyed anytime of the year with no guilt.
Potato soup is really easy to make and it requires just a few simple ingredients…butter, oil, onion, celery, garlic, chicken broth, russet potatoes, cheddar cheese (or velveeta cheese), sour cream, and cayenne pepper.
Sauté some celery, onion, and garlic in some melted butter and oil.
Add chicken broth and diced potatoes and boil until the potatoes are fork tender. I use russet potatoes because they are extra starchy and create a nice consistency without having to use a thickener.
Use a potato masher to lightly mash the potatoes, leaving them slightly chunky.
Remove the pan from the heat and stir in grated cheddar cheese, sour cream, and a tiny dash of cayenne pepper. There’s such a small amount of cayenne pepper, it adds a really great flavor without adding heat.
Give the soup a taste and add salt if needed. I use low sodium chicken broth, so I generally add about a teaspoon of salt.
Garnish the top with whatever you like. I used bacon, cheese, and chives from my herb garden. Some sour cream would be really tasty too!
What an easy recipe for some really delicious potato soup! Enjoy your bowl of yumminess, both your tummy and your heart will thank you!