Winter months bring a longing for a good old bowl of comfort food, do they not? Y'all this recipe fits the bill. My daughter found it on Pinterest, and knowing my hubby is a potato lover we just had to give it a try.
I was curious to see how it would taste. Comfort food, Potato soup...Gluten AND Dairy free? I am hear to tell ya, you won't miss a thing! It is that good. Hearty, rich AND creamy. Yum.
Homestyle Potato Soup (dairy + gluten free)
6-8 slices bacon, diced (we use Hormel naturals)
1 C white onion, diced
2 whole carrots, sliced lengthwise and diced
2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 C gluten-free all purpose flour (or cornstarch)
2 Cups chicken stock (we use Kitchen Basics)
2 Cups dairy-free milk of choice (we use flax milk)
4-5 large Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and diced
1/2 Cup So Delicious Dairy Free Unsweetened Cultured Coconut Milk Yogurt (say that 10 times fast)
salt and pepper to taste
chopped parsley, optional
In a large pot over medium heat, brown the diced bacon until crispy. Remove from pot with a slotted spoon and place on paper towels to drain the grease. Reserve the bacon grease in the pot. Add onion, carrots and celery and allow to cook a minute or two until translucent, then add garlic.
Whisk in the gluten-free flour and allow it to cook for one minute. Add the chicken stock and continue whisking until lumps are gone. Stir in the dairy-free milk, then add the potatoes and the cooked bacon. Turn temperature to medium low and allow soup to simmer for about 20 minutes or until the potatoes are soft, stirring occasionally.
For added creamy texture, mash some of the potatoes in the soup. Leave about half the potatoes in bite-sized pieces. Stir in the cultured coconut milk yogurt and season to taste with salt and pepper. Just before serving, sprinkle with chopped parsley. Serve alongside your favorite gluten-free dinner rolls.