"Old family recipe. Simple ingredients, rich tasting, very filling, and a good base for additions. This is a good base to tweak. We've added garlic, or ham, a dollop of sour cream, chives -- endless possibilities." — SS
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water, or as needed
1 (12 fluid ounce) can
salt and ground black pepper to taste
instant mashed potato flakes, or as desired
I don't have a pressure cooker, so I just cooked it all in a large saucepan. The amount of celery looked excessive to me, so I cut it to 2 stalks, very finely sliced, and it worked out very well. When it was cooked I took out a couple of cups of the soup and whizzed it in my blender (an old trick of mine), then returned it to the rest of the soup, and this thickened it nicely.
This is exactly the recipe my dad used to make on cold grey days! My daughter and I have enriched the taste by adding 2-4 chicken bouillion cubes to the water at the beginning......The evaporated milk is the key to this recipe, please edon't substitute with regular milk or cream, it just isn't the same.
It was very good. I added the cheese and bacon and we ate it as a meal. Even my teenager liked it.
I tripled this recipe and made it in the crockpot only because I am terrified to use my husband's pressure cooker. Instead of water, I used chicken broth. I did add a few more spices (onion powder, garlic powder, dill weed, chives, red pepper flake, celery salt) but other than that I stuck to the recipe. I did not need the additional mashed potato flakes, my soup was the perfect consistancy. Right before serving, I sprinkled each serving with a little shredded sharp cheddar and crumbled bacon. Thumbs up from the whole family. VERY cheap meal idea for a mom on a budget.
I really enjoyed this potato soup and is perfect for a beginner on a pressure cooker! Be sure to have bacon (I used real bacon bits) and cheese. My husband loved it as we'll.
I made this and it was very good. Everyone liked it. we will do again for sure.
Very good soup and love using my pressure cooker! Added some cheese and chopped bacon when serving. GREAT flavor
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Dad's Potato Soup
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 112
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