I have Stu's Grandmother's recipe for potato soup that I adore and every time I try a friendly potato soup, I find myself wishing I could still have this one. So I got the recipe out the other day and realized the only non-friendly ingredients were 2 can's of soup... then thought, "wait a minute, I have a "soup substitute"!!!. So I set out on a mission to make my altered version of Mamaw's soup. Now it's been a while since I've had the original, but from what I can remember, it is just as good!! Delicious!!! I love my soups hearty and this fit the bill. I am so excited to add potato soup back into dinner rotation!!!
1 32 oz bag southern style frozen hash browns
3 Cups chicken broth
1/3 chopped medium onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped Carrots
1/4 tsp pepper
2 tsp salt
1 to 2 cream soup substitutes (2 for soupier)
Any friendly cheese for garnish (if desired)
In a large pot combine all ingredients. Bring to a simmer and then cook about 30-45 minutes, until vegetables are tender. Garnish with friendly cheese if desired. I also eat mine with crackers, yummy!