We love soup in our house and wintertime makes it a perfect time to cook a huge batch of Easy Homemade Loaded Baked Potato Soup.
Easy Homemade Loaded Baked Potato Soup Video
Homemade Loaded Baked Potato Soup Herbs
Thyme is another perennial small in size. In the spring Thyme will bloom a pretty purple flower.
Parsley has tons of Vitamin C and I try to sneak it in everywhere. This herb grows biennial which means ever two years. Very bright green in color and loves full sun parsley is something to incorporate in your cooking to detoxify carcinogens.
Garlic is an herb I do not know much about but decide to learn this past fall. This perennial herb grows from a blub and breaks off into sections called a clove. I love using garlic in everything because it boosts the immune system by helping to fight bacteria and virus infections. Some research as said, that eating two to three cloves of garlic a day will help prevent heart disease.
Green Onions just like garlic is an antioxidant and linked to blocking many types of cancers. Lowers cholesterol, fights bronchitis, and many upper respiratory infections it is important to cook with green onions when possible.
Health Benefits of Homemade Loaded Baked Potato Soup
Many will argue if potatoes are actually healthy for you but, this important crop is extremely important.
Potatoes are the number one vegetable of the world because they are versatile.
There are many kinds of potatoes such as red, white and even purple and have many benefits to your diet providing fiber, Vitamin C and potassium. The purple potato has twice as many antioxidants have other colors of potatoes. The skin of the potato has important health benefit and so does the flesh in lower blood sugar, improve digestion and they are filling.
Carbohydrates are something we should avoid, if you work out you need carbohydrates to gain the energy for the complete workout. If you do not have enough energy in your body than you cannot perform well. In moderation the potatoes can give you energy before and after your workout. Potassium is helpful to excrete any extra water in your body and regulate blood pressure and heart rate.
If you can afford in your budget either grow or buy organic potatoes. Potatoes have to the most about of chemicals on their skin at the time of harvest placing this vegetable on the “Environmental Working Group Dirty Dozen”. When you buy organic potatoes does not contain pesticide residue.
To guarantee your potatoes are the healthy from baked, fried or mashed prepare from scratch to enjoy the health benefits. Finally, preparing your potatoes from scratch is very affordable then buying conventional or in a box or bag.
Easy Homemade Loaded Baked Potato Soup Recipe
We love to pack a thermos full of this soup for lunch and it will make a great substitute for a sandwich.
My goal as a full-time working mother is to get meals on the table fast while make them delicious. Trust me this soup is a “game changer” and you and your family will love; remember you can pair it with a sandwich, biscuit or a plate a fruit and dinner is served!
- 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 stalks chopped organic celery
- 2 medium chopped organic carrots
- 1 medium chopped yellow onion
- 2 cloves of minced garlic
- 5 large red skin, chopped potatoes, leave the skins on if desired.
- 4 cups organic vegetable broth
- 1 bay leaf
- 3-4 springs for fresh thyme
- ½ cup of milk ( room temperature)
- 1 teaspoon of Salt and pepper, and to taste
- Half teaspoons of onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoons of garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoons of paprika
- Optional Toppings: fresh parsley, green onion, shredded cheddar cheese, bacon and/or sour cream
First Sauté chopped onion and minced garlic in olive oil in a large pot on medium high heat.
Next, add chopped carrots and celery until soft. Now add chopped potatoes and give a good stir!
Slowly add organic vegetable broth and simmer until warm. Add one bay leaf, fresh thyme and season potato soup with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and paprika over low heat for thirty minutes until vegetables including potatoes are soft.
Finally, take an immersion blender or any blender and blend half of the potato soup until smooth.
Ladle homemade potato soup in bowls, sprinkle shredded cheese, parsley, green onion and/or bacon and serve with a salad and warm sourdough bread!
Homemade Potato Soup Crockpot Recipe
I prep in morning if I am making Potato Soup in the crockpot. Cook slow for eight hours but, if you are pressed for time, you may cook a minimum of four hours.
First grease the inside of your crockpot with olive oil. Add all your ingredients to your crockpot with the exception of the toppings. Once your potato soup is at the end of its cooking time blend using an immersion blender half of the soup.
Finally, add your favorite toppings and dinner rolls and Enjoy.
Easy Homemade Potato Soup Instant Pot
Instant Pots are all the rage and of course I am on board. I love that my Instant Pot because it makes it possible to provide healthy, nutritious meals for my family very quickly. For this Homemade Potato Soup Instant Pot Recipe Turn on sauté feature on your instant pot, heat the olive oil; add celery, carrots, and onion, and cook, until the onions are softened, about 4-5 minutes.
2. Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for another minute.
3. Add your vegetable broth and potatoes to your instant pot.
4. Add Bay leaf, thyme, salt, pepper and other seasonings.
5. Stir in milk and cancel your instant pot sauté feature and secure lid and close valve.
6. Hit the “Soup Button” my Instant Pot will cook soup for 10 minutes.
Finally, add your favorite toppings and serve.