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Creamy Potato With Rosemary Soup Recipe

Creamy Potato With Rosemary Soup

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"A pureed vegetable soup can be an impressive, easy and affordable first course for an elegant dinner, or even a light dinner on its own with salad and bread."

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Original recipe makes 6 to 7 cups Change Servings


  1. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large, deep saute pan until shimmering.
  2. Add potatoes, then onion; saute, stirring very little at first, then more frequently, until squash start to turn golden brown, 7 to 8 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to low and add butter, sugar and garlic; continue cooking until all vegetables are a rich spotty caramel color, about 10 minutes longer.
  4. Add cayenne pepper; continue to saute until fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute longer.
  5. Add broth; bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer, partially covered, until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes.
  6. Using an immersion blender or traditional blender, puree (adding fresh rosemary)until very smooth, 30 seconds to 1 minute. (If using a traditional blender, vent it either by removing the lid's pop-out center or by lifting one edge of the lid. Drape the blender canister with a kitchen towel. To 'clean' the canister, pour in a little half-and-half, blend briefly, then add to the soup.)
  7. Return to pan (or a soup pot); add enough half-and-half so the mixture is souplike, yet thick enough to float garnish. Taste, and add salt and pepper if needed. Heat through, ladle into bowls, garnish and serve.
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  • Copyright 2004 USA WEEKEND and columnist Pam Anderson. All rights reserved.

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Feb 28, 2006

This is a great recipe and easy to make. I substitute whole milk (and sometimes 2% milk) for the 1/2 and 1/2. It is so thick and healthy and the fresh rosemary is the perfect addition!

Oct 13, 2009

great soup! I made it twice, the first time i wasn't so impressed but my husband loved it. So I made it again and took the time to caramelize the potato and onion (the first time i was in a rush and didn't wait for the color to turn). I think that really help bring out the flavor. I added the rosemary during the saute and additional 1 tsp when i added the stock. I used whole milk instead of half and half. I loved it the second time! will defiantly make again.


39 Ratings

Mar 10, 2006

Excellent soup.... although not as amazing as the Creamy Butternut also offered by Pam Anderson (try it!). I used an immersion blender, and left a few chunks of potato so it seemed like a heartier meal. Also, I used half a cup of half&half, and the rest 1%. Still rich and lovely.

Apr 17, 2006

This was very good, I love the rosemary.

Jan 06, 2011

This was an amazing recipe! I made a few modifications though, but it was still incredibly tasty. I didn't have russet potatoes, but I did have the tri-color mini potatoes, and those worked just as fine. It did delay the caramelization time, however, but no biggie. Added a little bit more sugar, and I Can't Believe It's Not Butter. Don't have cayenne pepper, so I used Paprika, red peppers and black pepper. Lastly, I used milk instead of the half & half, and just for giggles I included a quarter cup of white wine and about a tbsp of Dijon mustard. Blended that all together, and WOWZA! I wanted to lick pan clean it was that tasty. Will definitely be making this again!

Nov 02, 2007

this recipe is awesome we used beef broth we didnt have any we also used skim milk instead of half&half we also added a 1/2 teadpoon of freah thyme as well this was so good and creamy i loved it will make again!!

Feb 15, 2007

A keeper, for sure. Changes I made for our tastes: used minced garlic (from a jar) instead of the whole cloves; used no cayenne; used 1% milk instead of cream. The fresh rosemary really makes this great.

Apr 06, 2010

This has become a staple in my house. I love this soup! I even use 1% milk and it's still yummy!


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  • Calories
  • 188 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.4 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 10.9 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 4.1 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 76 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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