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Hearty Garlic Potato Soup

 Hearty Garlic Potato Soup
"I started with a basic potato soup and added my own touches to come up with this comforting recipe," writes Beth Allard from Belmont, New Hampshire.
12 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 8 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 8 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Place potatoes, carrot and garlic in a Dutch oven and cover with
  • water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20
  • minutes or until tender. Drain. Place 3 cups potato mixture in a
  • large bowl and mash. Set aside mashed potatoes and remaining potato
  • mixture.
  • In a large skillet, cook sausage and onion over medium heat until
  • meat is no longer pink; drain and set aside. In a Dutch oven, melt
  • butter. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add the milk. Bring to
  • a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until soup is thickened.
  • Add the parsley, salt, bouillon, seasoned salt and pepper; mix well.

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Hearty Garlic Potato Soup (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Add mashed potato mixture; cook and stir until heated through. Add
  • reserved potato and sausage mixtures. Heat through. Yield: 12
  • servings (about 3 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 297 calories, 15 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 690 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 10 g protein.