Deb's Quick and Easy Potato Soup
Not Only Gluten Free and For Vegetarians
This will keep you warm in the winter, as well as fill you up. I have tweaked this recipe enough to call it my own now, and it has a flavor that will make you come back for seconds and thirds, so you might want to double the recipe if you have guests or a large family. With these spices, it will definitely taste better the following day, so enjoy, and don't say that I never give you anything to write home about. Even if you're not vegetarian, you could add some ham for another taste sensation.
- 2 1/2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut up
- 2 medium onions, diced
- 2 carrots, thinly sliced
- 29 ounces non-chicken or vegetable broth
- 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
- 1/2 tsp. ground sage
- 1/2 tsp. thyme
- 3-4 large fresh basil leaves
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 1 tbsp. cornstarch
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- Combine all ingredients, except last two, in large pot.
- Cook covered for 20 minutes or until veggies are tender.
- Stir cornstarch with a little milk to moisten, then stir into soup
- Cover and cook for another 20 minutes
- Add the rest of the milk and stir until well blended.
- When you add the milk, lower the temperature for the last 30 minutes. Stir occasionally during cooking.
- **If you'd rather put this together and do something else, you can cook in a crockpot. Cook covered at HIGH for 3 hours. When you add the milk and cornstarch, cook another 30 minutes.