Friday, April 9, 2010


okay hannah....

i must admit that i love potatoes, regardless of the carbs!! i'm posting 3 recipes but 2 are soups...but i thought that since you are still getting snow, maybe its not too warm for soup! the other idea that i had was "shepherds pie" but don't have a really good recipe for it. you could always look on if no one else has one...

Baked Potato and Broccoli Soup

1/4 cups flour
28 oz chicken broth
3 cups peeled, cubed potatoes
2 cups broccoli florets, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 1/4 cups milk
8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
cheddar cheese, green onions, and bacon bits for topping

Whisk together flour, and 1/3 cup broth until smooth.

Combine remaining broth and next 3 ingredients in a dutch oven. Bring to a boil. Cover. Reduce heat and simmer 8 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Gradually stir in flour/broth mixture. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often.

Stir in milk and cheddar cheese. Cook mover medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until cheese melts.

Top with desired toppings. Enjoy! (I normally serve this with a big salad and rolls...)

Hamburger Soup

1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef, browned and crumbled
2 large potatoes, thinly sliced (i use the side of my grater to make really thin, round slices)
2 stalks celery, sliced
2 onions, diced
1 can corn
3 small carrots, sliced
1 can condensed tomato soup
1 cube beef bouillon
1 can diced tomatoes
3 cups water
oregano, basil, garlic salt, pepper to taste

Place the potatoes in a layer to cover the bottom of a slow cooker. Sprinkle the celery over the potatoes and then cover with ground meat. Throw in remaining vegetables. Add seasonings. Mix together the soup, bouillon, and water and pour over top. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
(This is a really hardy soup so I normally don't even serve anything with it)

Honey Roasted Red Potatoes
(i'm thinking you could use regular pot. too)

1 lb potatoes, cubed
2 tablespoons diced onion
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 pinch salt
1 pinch ground pepper

Preheat oven to 375. Coat a 11x7 baking dish with nonstick spray or olive oil.
Place potatoes in a single layer in dish and top with onion.
In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Drizzle over potatoes and onions.
Bake for 35 minutes or until tender, stirring 1/2 way through cooking time.


  1. merritt, thank you for coming to the rescue! I am making hamburger soup tonight!

  2. Thanks, Merritt for the recipes! I can't wait to try out some of those for my next week of meals!