I have never made potato soup before, but I like to eat it at restaurants so I thought I would give it a try. I found this recipe and thought it sounded yummy. The result was just ok, nothing special. I used real potatoes and fresh onion rather than the frozen it called for, plus I couldn't bring myself to add 2 whole cups of cheese so I'm not sure what difference that might have made. I felt like there was no flavor in the actual recipe, so I had to add a lot of seasoning at the end to make it have any taste. I also thought it wasn't creamy enough so I added some sour cream. The potatoes were still completely chunky, so I mashed them a bit to try to thicken the soup and they ended up almost completely pureed. I meant to leave it a little bit chunky so I'm not sure how that happened!
I forgot to check the number of servings that this made - so we ended up with way too much as almost always happens with my crockpot cooking. Overall I don't think I will make this again - hubby didn't seem to thrilled with it and it wasn't good enough for me to want to try to force it on him again.
Estimated cost of meal
Chicken broth: $1
Sour cream: $.25
Misc. seasonings: $.20
Green onion: $.20
Former life total: Dinner @ Panera: $17
Leaner Life Savings: $11.40 or 67%!!!