I've made this soup so many times on the stove but the other day I just wanted one bowl of soup, not a few days worth. I had also bought a 5lb bag of red potatoes because $1.99. That was it, $1.99. How can you beat that. Now I need to come up with a bunch of recipes using up all those potatoes.
Potato soup is super easy to make on the stove and just as easy to make in the microwave. It is also much better than the canned stuff. I'm not big on canned soup. I swear I can taste the can and no matter how much I doctor it, the metallic taste is still there. Plus, what is that meat? How is it so mushy and tasteless at the same time? Ick. Sorry another rant. I just love homemade soups and the easier they are to make the better. This one is a little more complicated to make in the microwave then my other recipes for the one bowl wonders, but it is so tasty and still easy to make (and no metallic taste!). By Changing out the type of potato you use, you can slightly change the taste. The Russet will give the classic taste of potato soup where the red is less starchy and the Yukon will be more "buttery" (and it does not hold together as well while the red will pretty much stay as chunks). I've now used all three and have enjoyed all.
Dice up Potato (peel or not, up to you) Place into Microwavable bowl and cover potatoes with water.
Microwave for 8 minutes
Check for doneness with a fork, should be very soft
Strain out water and and mush up some of the potatoes but leave some whole
Whip together milk, sour cream and cornstarch
Add to potatoes
Salt and Pepper to taste
Micro on high for 3 minutes (watch carefully so that it does not bubble over)
Be careful removing from microwave as it will be hot, very hot
Add more sour cream to top, green onion, bacon
Eat and enjoy
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