Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Creamy Potato Soup

Last weekend it reached freezing temps again! I am so ready for Spring, the azaleas are in full bloom, the dog wood tree is in full bloom, my hopes of warm weather are in full bloom!! I am hoping that was the last of the cold weather for us. March sure came in like a lion. Here's a delicious, hearty, easy soup to make if the temps need you to warm up!
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped 
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 5 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 pounds cubed Russet potatoes, peeled
  • 5 cups no-chicken chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 medium head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups light soy milk
  • 3/4 cup chopped green onions, divided
  • 1/2 cup Toffuti sour cream
  • 2 ounces grated cheddar cheese (about 1/2 cup)

Preheat oven to 450°. Combine 1 tablespoon oil, cauliflower, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray; toss to coat.

Roast at 450° for 30 minutes or until browned, turning once.

While the cauliflower is roasting heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion, thyme, and garlic; sauté 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.

Add potatoes, broth, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and bay leaf; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 35 minutes or until potatoes are very tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; discard bay leaf.

Add cauliflower and milk to the Dutch oven with the potatoes. Using an immersion blender, blend until smooth.

Taste, if needed stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper.  Add 1/2 cup green onions, and sour cream; stir until sour cream melts.

Ladle soup into 8 bowls or cups. Top evenly with remaining green onions and grated cheese.

Enjoy! I served with a slice of Anadama Bread on the side.


  1. I'm a big fan of all kinds of soup and this one looks super delicious!!! I'm hosting a recipe link up party on my blog and would be thrilled if you decided to participate!!!

    1. Thanks for stopping by and for the invite, I'm on my way over!

  2. Visiting from DC in STYLE Link UP! You have a great site!!! Looking forward to following along!

    1. Thanks Angela. Glad you stopped by, I'm on my way to your spot to see what you have going on. TGIF!

  3. I have never added cauliflower to soup,but it sounds yummy. Found you via a hop. I'm off to check out your other dishes. Stop by anytime. I am @ & share recipes too.

    1. Theresa, it's a great way to add some good veggies without really any flavor. We actually LOVE roasted cauliflower so adding it to potato soup seemed natural to me. Thanks for dropping by and I hope you find some more dishes you'd like to try. I'm on my way over to check out your blog!
      Take care,