Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunday Supper: Smashed Potato Soup

Hello, there! Happy Sunday to you! I didn't get a chance to post anything this weekend -- it's been a busy one, to say the least! We've had a family party, soccer game, cross country meet, anniversary party, and a fundraiser to attend! It makes me tired just typing it! ;)

We had some beautiful weather here last week, but it looks like rain and cooler temps are coming for an extended visit. And, we officially welcome autumn this week, too! Here's a warm and satisfying slow-cooker recipe that is perfect for the cool days ahead!

Smashed Potato Soup

3 1/2 lbs potatoes, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1/2 cup chopped yellow and/or red sweet pepper
1 1/2 tsp bottled minced roasted garlic
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
4 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 of an 8-oz package (1 cup) shredded cheddar cheese
4 medium green onions, thinly sliced (1/2 cup)
1/2 cup whipping cream, half-and-half, or light cream
Additional sliced green onions for garnish (optional)

In a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker, combine potatoes, sweet pepper, garlic and black pepper. Pour broth over mixture in cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours. Use a potato masher to mash potatoes slightly. Stir in cheese, green onions, and cream. Garnish with additional green onions if desired.

Note: I sometimes like to add bacon bits to my potato soup -- yummy!

Thank you all so much for the visit! Have a wonderful Sunday, and don't forget to spend some time around the supper table!


1 comment:

Jennifer Love said...

Oh this looks delicious! I might have to put some of this on for dinner tonight. :D