New England Potato Soup

New England Potato Soup

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"While on our honeymoon in New England, my husband and I walked into an old country store and were immediately swept off our feet by the aroma of soup that was cooking. We each ordered a bowl and found it to be absolutely delicious! We tried to persuade the cook to give us the recipe, but she said it was a secret. Upon returning home, I experimented until I came up with this recipe, which is very close."
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  1. In a saucepan, saute onion and celery in butter until tender. Add broth, potatoes, sugar, salt, rosemary, thyme and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Combine flour and 1/2 cup milk until smooth; gradually stir into soup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Stir in ham, peas and remaining milk; heat through.

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I think this is a great recipe. The flavors are wonderful. I think the secret is cooking the potatoes in the chicken broth which gives the soup more flavor. I used low sodium chicken broth, a...

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I made this exactly according to the recipe and I am sad to say that we found it to be a little bland. My husband (who is a total meat and potatoes kind of guy) really was not impressed. I thi...

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I think this is a great recipe. The flavors are wonderful. I think the secret is cooking the potatoes in the chicken broth which gives the soup more flavor. I used low sodium chicken broth, a...

I made this exactly according to the recipe and I am sad to say that we found it to be a little bland. My husband (who is a total meat and potatoes kind of guy) really was not impressed. I thi...

Excellent! All the richness of a cream soup without the heavy cream. I used another reviewer's idea of adding a grated carrot for extra nutrition and color. Also, since I didn't have any ham, ...

delicious! as always, trying to make things a little healthy, i cut out the butter (used cooking spray) and added about a cup of shredded carrots and a package of frozen broccoli florets that i...

Great soup, simple to prep. Also I added two (2) Sweet potatoes, cubed. as well as one (1) carrot matchstick thin pieces. the original recipe is great but i enjoyed the changed so i thought i wo...

Good soup, would probably give it 4.5 stars. I don't think I'm a big fan of Thyme and will probably change up the spices next time I make this. I didn't read the directions all the way and end...

Even little kids love this, thanks to the ham. I sauteed carrots with the onion and celery and substituted broccoli for the peas. Delicious!

I followed the recipe exactly, and it was delicious! The next time I make it, I may increase the flour and milk combination to make it a touch more thicker. But believe me, it was fine with th...

This is a great, hearty potato soup. I used fat free 1/2 & 1/2 instead of cream & reduced fat margerine instead of butter and it still turned out great.

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