Its soup season and this quick and easy Hash Brown Soup recipe is just what you need to take the chill off, it is pure comfort food too.
Hash Brown Soup
1 1/2 Large bags frozen hash browns (32 oz.) chunks or shredded ( I use Orida)
½ Cup lactose free butter or canola oil*
2 Clove garlic (minced)
4 Cups lactose free milk*
2 Cups chicken or vegetable broth
¾-1 Cup all-purpose flour
½ tsp. Salt
2 tsp. White pepper
8 Qt. or larger Saucepan with lid
Toppings are all optional add one or all of them
2-4 Green onions tops and/or bottoms (chopped)
3 Slices bacon (precooked and broken into little bits)
Garlic toasted croutons
Lactose free cheese (shredded) *
Before You Start– precook bacon drain and set aside. In a bowl whisk together milk salt and pepper and set aside.
Let’s Make It!
In saucepan over medium high heat add butter and garlic, stir occasionally until garlic is translucent. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low. Add hash browns stir to combine. Reduce heat to low and add milk, salt and pepper mixture. Stir well to combine. Cover with lid and cook for 15-20 minutes until hash browns have softened and soup has thickened. If it’s too thick add more milk, if it’s too thin add more flour.
Serve with suggested toppings and or crusty bread (great for dipping)
If you are not on a restricted diet-
Replace lactose free margarine with ¼ cup of butter.
Replace 4 cups of milk with 2 cups of heavy cream and 2 cups milk.
This recipe is easily adapted to add ham. Add 1 cup smoked ham (chopped) when you stir in the milk mixture.
Serves 2-4 (2 hungry adults or 4 hungry children)
Katherine Corrigan I’m the tea drinker, recipe creator, artist, designer, diy’er , shop owner, photographer, friend maker and hug giver at Katherine’s Corner. I am an open minded and spiritual person who strives to always maintain a positive attitude and greet each new day with grace, dignity and gratitude. I am a child of God. I believe love makes a family. I believe there are angels on earth (my Mother is one.) I am proud to be a contributing writer and photographer for the RUBY Christian women’s magazine. Visit me on my blog at Katherine’s Corner.