Rustic Garlic Potato Soup

Rustic Garlic Potato Soup

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Creamy and comforting, potato soup recipes are always a hit with the family. Rustic Garlic Potato Soup has a bold flavor that will have you eating spoonful after spoonful. Onions, mushrooms and fresh thyme give this luscious soup a great flavor that you will not be able to resist. Easy to make, it's a great recipe that will warm you up and leave you feeling full.


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic (about 3-4 cloves)
  • 4 cups red potatoes, scrubbed, skins left on, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped mushrooms
  • 2 medium carrots, scrubbed and ends removed, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 3 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 1 cup 1% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 2 pinches fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 1/4 cup shredded garlic flavored cheese or your choice of cheese


  1. Melt one tablespoon of the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.

  2. Add carrot slices and saute until their color begins to change, about 5 minutes.

  3. Add mushrooms and saute two minutes.

  4. Add remaining tablespoon of butter and the onion; saute 3-4 minutes. Add garlic; saute 2 minutes.

  5. Add potatoes and two cups of the broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

  6. Transfer 1 cup of the mixture to a blender or food processor; puree until smooth.

  7. Transfer contents of skillet to a saucepan. Return pureed mixture to saucepan as well.

  8. Stir in remaining broth and milk; season with Kosher salt and black pepper. Add fresh thyme.

  9. Bring to a low boil for a few minutes. Reduce to a low and simmer for 15 minutes to allow soup to thicken. Stir in garlic cheese and simmer until cheese is completely melted.

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The only change we made was to substitute the potatoes with sweet potatoes (because we follow a low carb diet) and it was VERY good! We included some cauliflower and broccoli (because we had some) and left off the cheese because that is not so much a thing here in South Africa. The dish was really yyummy and filling and very much worth making again!


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