Monday, March 5, 2012

Incredibly Delicious but Very Fast & Easy

The weather has been crazy this winter here in the mountain west. Today it almost felt like spring...but tonight comes in another big storm. So this calls for Warm, Delicious, Comforting SOUP!! Isn't it nice when you have everything on hand and you can make something so incredibly delicious and fast. Well here is THE recipe for you. It's my....

Old World Potato Soup
made fast and easy

I even put a piece of parsley in the center as a SHAMROCK for St. Patricks Day for that IRISH Old World Feel (smile)

See the wonderful yummies just floating in this bowl of goodness.  It includes potatoes, carrots, onions, bacon, parsley and sour cream and one little secret ingredient that gives it that 'Old World' Flavor. And that is Red Wine Vinegar. Just a touch mind you but it makes all the difference. Yum!

To make it you need:
 Frozen Southern Style Hash Brown Potatoes and Frozen Sliced Carrots.

You'll also need:
Dried Parsley Flakes, Chicken Bouillon Granules, Sour Cream, REAL Bacon Bits, Red Wine Vinegar and Dried Chopped Onion

Put all but the Sour Cream & Vinegar in a large heavy pot
Then mix it up with a large spoon

Add just enough water to barely cover the vegetables....about 6  cups.

Turn the heat to high and bring it to a boil.
Cover and lower heat to a simmer. Cook for another 15 minutes or until the vegies are soft. Remove from heat.

With a hand held blender (wand) or a potato masher, mash mixture until well broken up. Leave some larger pieces of carrots.

Add the whole 16 oz. carton of sour cream

Then add 1-2 Tablespoons of Red Wine Vinegar
And mix it all up with a large spoon

Ladle into bowls and garnish each bowl with flat leaf parsley and remaining bacon bits. Serve with Crusty Bread.  YUM!!!

And here it is. You'll need some good crusty bread to sop up that last tasty drop.

Old World Potato Soup
32 ounce package Southern Style Hasbrowns
16 ounce pkg  frozen sliced carrots
1/3 cup dehydrated chopped onion
¼ cup dried parsley flakes
3 Tbs. Chicken Bouillon Granules
1 bottle Hormels Real  Bacon Bits  (not imitation) reserve 1-2 Tbls. for garnish
Water (about 6 cups-not too much though)
16 oz. carton Sour Cream (not fat makes a difference)
1-2 Tbls. Red Wine Vinegar
Flat Leaf Parsley (garnish)
Reserved Bacon Bits (garnish)
Put potatoes, carrots, dehydrated onion, parsley flakes, chicken bouillon granules and bacon bits into a large pot. Put in enough water to just barely cover the vegetables. Bring to a boil and then turn down heat, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes until vegies are done. Remove from heat. With a stick blender OR potato masher.. blend or mash entire mixture until well mixed.  Leave a few pieces of vegies slightly broken up.  Add sour cream and vinegar. Mix until well blended and there are no more white steaks of sour cream showing.  Ladle into bowls and Garnish with flat leaf parsley and reserved bacon bits. Serve.

Note: If I’m serving a large group I put it into a crockpot to keep warm. ENJOY!

    The leftovers are even better the next day

THANKYOU  for joining me today. Its always fun to have you come by. Your comments are welcome and appreciated.

Ta Ta for now..... 


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Michele said...


Nann, thank you - I have been making cream of potato soup for years, but wanted something a little different.

I am hosting a Shamrock Tea Luncheon next week and this is going to be just perfect! I am going to make it!


Shabby chic Sandy said...

That looks and sounds so delicious! This is a perfect dinner for the cold days we are suppose to have this week. TFS!

Domesblissity said...

Oh yum Nann. That's interesting with the vinegar. I've added to a couple things I normally wouldn't have in the past and it does add a nice flavour. You're right. I must try it in potato soup next time. I'm trying your recipe, that's for sure!

Anne xx

Unknown said...

You sure are clever,I love potato soup ! I will try it.Looks wonderful,but should be called the new world potato soup ha ha Iam just an old country cook Joann

Donata @ DK's Craft Cafe said...

Sounds yummy, Nann!
Thanks for sharing :)

Decor To Adore said...

I thank you for this recipe. Will try it very soon!

I hope you'll stop by my blog. I am hosting a giveaway for a $50 Kirklands gift card.

Anonymous said...

Grand Minnie again Nancy--what a yummy and easy potato soup. Can't wait to share it with my granddaughter's who are living in an apartment on campus going to college. They will LOVE this! :-)

Nellie said...

Yum!! Potato Soup!! A favorite here!

Gypsy Heart said...

LOVE potato soup! I will definitely try this. Thanks so much for sharing.


Gypsy Heart said...

LOVE potato soup! I will definitely try this. Thanks so much for sharing.


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh I absolutely love potato soup so I really do need to make this one. Looks fabulous. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Nann!

I LOVE a good potato soup and that looks REALLY good!

Thanks for sharing this recipe, I will be trying it this week.

xoxo Bunny Jean

Anonymous said...

Oh YUM!!! This made me think of my mothers Irish potato soup!! IU haven't made it in years. Delicious!! Great job Nann!!!
Love, Dee

Kelli Henderson (The Pharmcook) said...

Nann, This is a beautiful blog post! Your pictures are so pretty! Wow!

Anonymous said...

I love homemade soup, and this one looks wonderful. I used to not like potato soup, but tried some with bacon and cheese a few years ago and love it now. Your pictures of your version look wonderful. Thank you very much for sharing it with everyone at my party. Have a great day Nann!

Angie said...

Looks like mouth-watering goodness! Found you today from Savvy Southern Style~following you now! Hope you will return the visit! Angie

fixitfaerie said...

I made this tonight, and it was delicious. I make soups in the winter, and I am putting this on the top of the list. And, it was easy. Thank you for sharing. Paula Lusk

Bliss said...

I'm making it, minus the clever shamrock.


opportunityknits said...

This looks very delicious.

Unknown said...

Looks delicious!

Warm Heart Bears said...

Looks Delicious Nann. Thank you for sharing and the shamrock parsley is great! Happy Pink Saturday.

Dru said...

Like everyone else ~ this looks delicious. I'm making it this week ~ reminds me of my Mother and her Potato Soup - can't wait! Happy Pink Saturday to you, Dru

LV said...

I enjoy a good bowl of soup in all kinds of weather. Yours certainly sounds very tasty.

Ivy and Elephants said...

That is the best looking potato soup I've ever seen! It is my absolute favorite soup so I'm definitely going to give it a try.Thanks so much for linking with us. I'm following you and can't wait to see what you share next week!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a delicious looking soup, and very nutritious too! I'm definitely going to try it.

Happy Pink Saturday and week!

The Tablescaper said...

This looks so good. I'm getting warmed up, just looking at it! Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Ivy and Elephants said...

Thanks so much for linking. We loved your potato soup and it is featured this week at WIW. Come on by and grab a button!

cathy@my1929charmer said...

When I see incredible and easy in the same sentence I become intrigued. This sounds so good, and thanks for sharing the recipe. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

Anonymous said...

Hi Nann. I'm just dropping by this post again to let you know it was included in my St. Patrick's Day featured today. My Mom walked by as I was getting the post ready and commented on good your soup looked too, so I guess that means your recipe got two thumbs up! Have a great weekend my friend.

Rettabug said...

Gosh, this one sounds good, too!! I just signed up to get your posts via email so I don't miss anymore of them.


p.s. I'm also your newest follower!

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