Westby Recipes

Cozy Potato Soup

Cozy Potato Soup
Jan 13, 2021

By Emily Bialkowski

The grey dreariness of winter can drag down even the heartiest Nordic soul making home-cooked soups a winter must in our house. As of late, our household menu is evolving to include my teenager’s creations. This cozy potato soup recipe was added to our repertoire after our teen practiced it in her home economics class. It features Westby sour cream and Westby sweet cream butter. In addition to curbing the winter blahs, I feel a sense of comfort when I eat it. I know my daughter can cook for herself and – let’s be frank – who doesn’t like bacon in potato soup?

Ingredients:

  • 6 strips uncooked bacon
  • 3 tablespoons Westby sweet cream butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup of flour
  • 2 ½ pounds gold potatoes, peeled, diced into pieces no bigger than 1 inch (about six large potatoes)
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2/3 cup Westby sour cream

Optional: chili powder, shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions:

Cozy potato soup Soph

The sales manager’s daughter added this cozy potato soup recipe to the family’s dinner menu after experimenting with Westby sweet cream butter and Westby sour cream in her high school home economics class.

  1. Slice bacon into two-inch pieces and place in 10-inch stock pot over medium heat, cook until crisp and brown
  2. Remove bacon pieces and set aside – leave bacon grease in pot!
  3. Add butter and chopped onion and cook over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes
  4. Add garlic and cook until fragrant (30 seconds)
  5. Sprinkle (don’t dump) the flour over the ingredients in the pot and stir until smooth
  6. Add diced potatoes to the pot along with chicken broth, milk, heavy cream, salt and pepper (chili powder if desired)
  7. Bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork (about 10 minutes)
  8. Add sour cream, stir well
  9. Fold bacon into soup
  10. Allow soup to simmer for about 10 minutes before serving with an optional sprinkle of cheddar cheese on top

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