Where Cooking is Fun
We want cooking to be as fun for you as it is for us.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Hearty Hash Brown Soup

Soup isn't just for Fall and Winter...its made year round at my house. I like it especially on cold windy days, but any day can be a soup day for me. This is a super easy soup...but, it makes a lot. If you have a small family or don't want a ton of left overs, then just make half the recipe...ON THE OTHER HAND-if you have a large group of people that you want to serve, then make a full batch. I found this recipe in the "Best of Taste of Home" cookbook. I love the recipes in these books because they are tried and tested and I usually have most of the ingredients to make the recipes myself. They don't usually have "weird" things that I can't find at our local stores...its all in my cupboard or just a short drive away. I made this soup exactly how the recipe was written, but in the future, I think I will garnish it with a little grated cheese too (just because cheese makes everything extra yummy). 

Hearty Hash Brown Soup
2 lb. frozen hash brown potatoes
4 c. water
1 large onion, diced (I didn't use the onion because my family doesn't like onions, but I put in 1 t. onion 
    powder)
3/4 c. celery (I also didn't put the celery in...because family doesn't like it...but it would be better with it)
4 chicken bouillon cubes
1/2 t. celery seed
1/4 t. pepper
4 cans cream of chicken soup, undiluted
4 c. milk
2 c. cubed (small) fully cooked ham
1 T. dried parsley flakes
1 1/2 t. garlic powder
bacon, cooked and crumbled

In a soup kettle, combine the first seven ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until veggies are tender. Mash vegetable with cooking liquid. (I didn't mash mine...we like chunks) Add soup and milk; stir until smooth. Add ham, parsley and garlic powder; simmer for 10 minutes or until heated through. Garnish with bacon (and cheese if you want). 

We served this soup with corn bread (watch for that recipe in a future post) and it made it a great meal!

Happy Cooking~
Julie

1 comment:

  1. I love hash brown casserole, so I bet I'd go crazy over this!
    Having a little giveaway at my blog that ends tonight. Check it out if you get a chance :)

    ReplyDelete