Potatoes, onions and celery bubble to perfection and then a splash of milk and a dollop of sour cream bring it to perfect baked potato goodness. Serve with assorted toppings like chives, cheddar cheese, and bacon so everyone can happily load their own.
Yield: 4-5 servings
5cupsdiced potatoesabout five medium
1 1/2cupsdiced onion
Ground black pepper
Assorted toppings such as cheddar cheesebutter, green onions, chives, and/or bacon
In a large saucepan over medium heat, add the potatoes, onion, celery and water. Bring to a boil then lower the heat and keep it at a simmer. Simmer uncovered 20 - 30 minutes, until the potatoes mash easily.
Carefully press a potato masher through the soup until most of the potatoes are broken up.
Add the sour cream, milk, butter, salt, and black pepper. Return the soup to a simmer and cook for about five minutes. Taste and add additional salt and pepper if needed.
Serve with cheddar cheese, butter, green onions, chives, bacon, and any other favorite baked potato toppings.