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One of my favorite things to do on a cool, Autumn day is to enjoy a nice warm bowl of soup! It’s just something about a bowl of soup that makes me feel so warm and cozy inside! Even though I’m a soup fan now, I was never a big fan of soup growing up. My memories of soup included canned chicken noodle soup, which was tasty but it just wasn’t my favorite meal. It wasn’t until my adult years that decided to give soup another try and make it from scratch! I’ve created some really great homemade soup recipes, but so far, my favorite is definitely this Creamy Roasted Potato & French Onion Soup!
Potatoes make the best creamy soup! It’s so fulfilling and their starch thickens up so you don’t need any heavy cream to get that silky texture. The easiest way to make this Creamy Roasted Potato & French Onion Soup is with a quality blender or food processor! My favorite brand is the new Oster Pro Blender with Texture Select Settings and Food Processor Attachment, available at Target.
The Oster Pro Blender with Texture Select Settings takes out the guesswork of achieving the desired consistency of blended foods. It has several options that allow you to customize your food texture with the touch of a button for thin, medium or thick results! The design is very sleek, which is why I don’t mind keeping it out on my counter! It’s very easy to clean and wipe off any spills.
When making this Creamy Roasted Potato & French Onion Soup, cut your potatoes and into pieces no larger than 3/4″ and try to keep them around the same size so that they cook evenly. There’s nothing worse than biting into a raw, uncooked potato! Slice a couple of onions and combine with the potatoes. I like to drizzle these ingredients with a little olive oil and add a few seasonings to bring out the flavor.
Next, roast the potatoes and onions in the oven for a nice, robust flavor. Once the potatoes and onions were cool to the touch, I added them to my Oster Pro Blender with Texture Select Settings and used the Food Processor attachment.
I made sure that the dial was set to the FOOD CHOP/SALSA setting, and pulsed my soup until it was smooth, but still had a few chunks of potatoes present. Once I achieved my desired texture, I put the creamed potato mixture into a large pot on low heat. I added some chicken broth, milk, French onion dip, and a few herbs. I let the soup simmer for a few minutes until all of the flavors were combined.
This Creamy Roasted Potato & French Onion Soup is better than any soup that you may have tried in a restaurant! The flavors were super delicious and thanks to my Oster Pro Blender with Texture Select Settings, the texture was absolutely perfect! I topped my bowl of soup with some crumbled bacon and a little parsley for garnish! Simply delicious! Try this simple Creamy Roasted Potato & French Onion Soup is perfect for a delicious lunch or dinner. Check out the recipe below!
Creamy Roasted Potato & French Onion Soup
- 10 red potatoes chopped & no larger than 3/4″ pieces
- 2 yellow onions sliced
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp fresh thyme minced
- ¼ cup French Onion dip
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
- Salt/pepper to taste
- Optional: crumbled bacon and parsley for garnish
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease baking sheet and set aside.
- In a large bowl combine potatoes and onions. Drizzle olive oil, garlic powder, and salt/pepper to taste and toss to combine.
- Spread potatoes and onions onto the baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes or until onions are beginning to caramelize and potatoes are soft. Allow to cool to room temperature.
- Place potatoes and onions into the food processor container and secure the lid. Turn dial to FOOD CHOP/SALSA and pulse until smooth, but with a few chunks of potato still present.
- Pour pureed potato mixture into a clean pot and add milk, chicken broth, French Onion dip, and fresh thyme. Bring to a simmer and season with salt/pepper to taste.
- Serve soup with crumbled bacon and parsley, if desired.