If you’re looking for something tasty to enjoy on a cool Fall day, this roast potato soup is the perfect comfort food to cozy up with.
We all love a good soup to warm us up when it’s cold outside, don’t we? I’m not even going to pretend that this is a light, low-fat, etc meal idea. But it’s delicious and simple to make, with just a few simple ingredients.
This recipe is comfort food through and through, but hey, we all have to indulge a little, don’t we?
I originally shared this recipe on the La-Z Boy Lifestyle Meets Comfort blog, but after a request from a friend, I’m sharing it here as well. I owe my brother for sharing this recipe with me and ever since I first tried it I knew it would be one I made again and again and again. It’s a crowd pleaser, promise.
The next time you’re in the mood to make soup, I hope you’ll give this recipe a try!
5- 6 large potatoes, washed and cut into large chunks (peeling optional based on preference)
3 medium white onions, sliced thin
½ cup butter + 2- 3 tbsp
3 tbsp olive oil
½ bulb garlic, peeled and minced
6 cups whole milk (+ 1- 2 cups more to achieve desired consistency and flavour)
Salt and pepper to taste
Chopped bacon to garnish
1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl toss potato chunks in olive oil until evenly coated.
2) In an oven- safe dish, spread potato chunks evenly in one layer. Bake in oven for 40- 45 minutes, until golden brown.
3) While potatoes are roasting, heat a frying pan over medium heat. Melt ½ cup of butter and reduce heat to low. Add the onion slices and minced garlic and toss in the melted butter.
4) Caramelize until the onions are golden brown and remove from heat.
5) Remove potatoes from oven and mash to an even consistency (they do not have to be completely free of lumps).
6) In a large pot, warm milk over medium heat and add potatoes, onion, and garlic. Stir until well blended. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
7) Remove half of the soup and pour into a blender; pulse until it has reached a smooth consistency. If you prefer a smooth soup, repeat this step with the remaining half of soup.
8) Add all of the roast potato soup back into the large pot and place over medium heat and allow to simmer for 5- 10 minutes. Taste test and add more butter and/ or salt and pepper for flavour.
9) Finally, garnish the roast potato soup with chopped bacon bits for garnish and serve immediately, or allow to cool completely and reheat portions as desired.
What are your favourite comfort food recipes?
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