If you’re anything like me, some nights you’ll end up staring blankly into the fridge with no idea what you’re going to make for supper…and it’s almost suppertime. Lucky forĀ  you (and me!), if you’ve got a bag of potatoes and some onion , you’ve got the beginnings of a mighty tasty potato soup! This recipe isn’t new to the blog- it’s made an appearance before, BUT I just got a handy dandy macro lens for Christmas and couldn’t resist re-shooting this soup. Plus, I’ve made a couple of small changes to the recipe that make it just about perfect in my eyes (and Joel’s!). I made this not too long after Christmas and after a week of being horribly sick, and it tasted SO good! So rich and creamy with a slight tang from the sour cream- I really, really love it!

Creamy Potato Soup
-adapted from my mom’s recipe

5-8 medium size russet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1 onion, chopped
1 chicken bouillon cube
salt and pepper to taste
1/3 cup sour cream
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Put the potatoes, onion and bouillon cube in a large stock pot and add enough water to cover. Cook uncovered, over medium-high heat until it begins to boil, then reduce the heat the low and cook for 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are very soft. Stir in salt and pepper. Using a regular blender or a hand blender (that’s what I used), puree the mixture until smooth and free of lumps (*if you use a regular blender, be sure to puree only a little at a time; you don’t want to overfill your blender). Stir in the sour cream and shredded cheese. Check for seasoning and add more salt and pepper as needed.
Garnish with additional sour cream and cheese, bacon bits or green onion if desired.

Playing with my new lens….what do you think? Maybe I should learn to focus better… ;)

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  1. After the holiday smorgasbording, this looks simply lovely.

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    Comment by Chris — January 7, 2011 @ 10:15 AM

  2. I like your tweeks to our family recipe – I’ll use your version next time I make this! (Is the out of focus picture your artistic interpretation of how you were viewing things while you were sick?!)

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    Comment by Mother — January 7, 2011 @ 10:37 AM

  3. HA! I wasn’t viewing ANY food while I was sick, Mother!! ;)

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    Comment by amy — January 7, 2011 @ 10:41 AM

  4. Your soup sounds delicious Amy! So jealous of your new macro lens – have fun :)

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    Comment by Tracey — January 7, 2011 @ 10:54 AM

  5. Thanks Tracey! I’m still getting the hang of it…I need lots more practice, I think!

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    Comment by amy — January 7, 2011 @ 10:54 AM

  6. Great pictures!!! :-) I especially love the depth of field in the last one. :)

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    Comment by Amy @ The Nifty Foodie — January 7, 2011 @ 11:17 AM

  7. The photo’s look great! And the soup looks and sounds delicious!! Hope your holidays were happy!!

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    Comment by pup — January 7, 2011 @ 11:40 AM

  8. Your photos look beautiful! I think you’re doing a great job with your new lens. Also, I think we have the same place mats. :)

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    Comment by Courtney — January 7, 2011 @ 12:05 PM

  9. Enjoy your new lens. Could you use chicken broth instead of the boullion cube?

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    Comment by katie — January 7, 2011 @ 1:37 PM

  10. Absolutely, Katie! And thank you! :)

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    Comment by amy — January 7, 2011 @ 2:28 PM

  11. FABULOUS!! Soup AND Lens! ; )

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    Comment by Sheila Craft Freeman — January 7, 2011 @ 3:50 PM

  12. Do you have one for chicken/cheese tortilla? I’ve been looking for that type of recipe, but I cant find one that I’m sure will be really yummy!

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    Comment by Robin J — January 7, 2011 @ 6:46 PM

  13. This soup looks so delicious! Perfect for a cold January day. Also, great pictures!

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    Comment by Inna — January 8, 2011 @ 7:14 AM

  14. this soup looks almost too easy to be good, but it’s -3 degrees in vail, co today and i thought i’d give it a try. wow! sometimes the simplest things are the best. thanks.
    (ps – i didn’t have bouillon, so i just covered the potatoes with 1/2 water and 1/2 chicken stock).

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    Comment by jillypap — January 12, 2011 @ 1:44 PM

  15. Jill- so happy you decided to try it! I’m the same way, sometimes I look at a recipe with so few ingredients and so easy, I think, “this can’t be that good!”, but it surprises me in the end!
    I swap bouillon cubes with chicken broth back and forth all the time, depending on what I have in my pantry!

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    Comment by amy — January 12, 2011 @ 1:48 PM

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  17. I just made your soup and it was AWESOME!! I have wanted to make potato soup for a long time but was too afraid…your ingredients were so simple, so I tried it! PERFECT! My entire family love it!! Thanks for sharing!

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    Comment by mindy — July 30, 2011 @ 8:42 PM

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