Are you still surrounded by all the goodness of Thanksgiving, or have you eaten all the turkey you can handle and are ready to move on and embrace all the warm comfort foods of winter…well for The Hubby and I we are ready to move on and this potato soup is a must make.
After all the craziness of Thanksgiving, the endless eating & deal shopping I found it was time to settle into some decorating and a warm bowl of soup. Anytime I ask The Hubby what soup he would like he immediately goes to potato soup or enchilada soup and this time potato won (only because I had everything on hand)…and I wanted to try a new potato soup recipe I had been dreaming up. When I told The Hubby I was going to make him potato soup he got excited and then I broke the news…I was changing it up. According to The Hubby I am always changing up favorites and can never make the same thing twice, and sometimes he just wants the same thing so I told him and if he didn’t love it that I would make him potato soup again the next day and that seemed to appease him for the moment.
Since the challenge had been made I knew I had to make this soup something to remember and the first thing was to get the potatoes in the oven ASAP. For me I love potato soup that has baked potatoes in it, I just feel it adds a depth of flavor to the soup that you just don’t get from boiled potatoes, but if you do not have time to bake your potatoes you can boil them for sure, just add additional seasoning as needed. To make this potato soup different but still super comforting I decided to add in some Italian turkey sausage. I thought the sausage and potatoes would work well together and provide a richness to each bite that will keep you coming back for more. To add an extra layer of creaminess I added in some sour cream and cheese at the end to make it all come together into a thick, rich and creamy soup that I love…but did The Hubby? After the first bite he immediately smiled and said he loved it…whew I was off the hook for making potato soup the next day…but I did eat up the leftovers for sure…I am in love with this soup!
I hope you will jump on the soup bandwagon and enjoy all the comfort it will bring on those cold winter nights.
Make everyday special – MJ