Saturday, October 22, 2011

Family Recipe: Potato Soup

I love soups in the cold seasons. Unfortunately, HubbyGrouch isn't much of a soup lover. So I decided to cook one pot of soup per week for my lunches. Potato soup is one of my favorites. We often had it when I was a kid. There was no specific recipe, though. The only constant ingredients were potatoes. Then my mother would add whatever vegetables she had at hand. Often those were carrots, onions, zucchini. Often, there would also be sliced hotdogs or tiny meatballs in the soup.

1 large onion, diced
2 large carrots, sliced
2 celery stalks, sliced
600 g zucchini, sliced
600 g yellow squash, sliced
600 g potatoes, sliced
1 liter bouillon (chicken, vegetable, beef)
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp thyme

hotdogs or sausage meat or salt-&-pepper-seasoned minced meat
Italian or French seasoning

Place onion, carrots, celery, zucchini, squash, potatoes, bouillon, pepper, and thyme in a large enough pot. Cover, bring to a boil, and simmer for 30-45 minutes, until potatoes and vegetables are soft. Puree the soup. If the soup is too thick, add a little broth, water, milk or cream. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and herbs. If using, add hotdog slices to the soup until heated through. Or, drop teaspoonfuls of sausage or minced meat into the soup. They cook through in about 2-3 minutes.


  1. I love your little labelled soup bowl! So cute!
    The recipe sounds delicious, too :)