Basic Cream of Vegetable Soup

Level:
Easy
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 potato, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups water or chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 cups steamed vegetables, i.e. carrots, broccoli, spinach, or peas
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
Directions

In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook until tender without browning. Stir in diced potato and liquid. Bring to a boil and simmer until potato is tender. Stir in your steamed vegetable of choice and return to a simmer. Puree the soup in batches in a blender and return to saucepan. Leave 1 cup of vegetables not pureed if a chunkier soup is preferred. Season soup with salt and pepper and finish with heavy cream. Serve warm with french bread and a salad


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