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Fall Soups-Horseradish Potato Chowder

Fall Soups-Horseradish Potato Chowder

The weather is finally cooling off! So now it’s time to start thinking about ways to warm back up and nothing hits the spot on a chilly night quite like a rich, creamy bowl of soup. This is one of my favorite fall soups; it’s great as a starter or as the whole meal; it pairs well with beef, asparagus, and fresh crusty bread!

Fall Soup Recipe for Horseradish Potato Chowder:

  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • 4 large russet potatoes, cut into bite sized cubes
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • ¼ cup prepared horseradish*
  • 4 cups stock
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tsp chopped parsley
  • 2 tsp chopped thyme
  • 2 tsp chopped rosemary
  • 1 green onion, julienne
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Toss the potatoes and onions in the oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 25-30 minutes or until just tender.

In a large pot, bring the milk, stock, horseradish, and half of the herbs up to a simmer.

Add half of the roasted potatoes and onions to the liquid. Blend the mixture until smooth using a stick blender or in small batches using a food processor or traditional blender.

Add the now smooth mixture back into the pot, add the remaining potatoes, onions, and the cheese. Mix until the cheese has melted completely.

Season with salt and pepper until it tastes the way you think it should. Garnish with the remaining herbs and maybe a bit more cheese.

*For best results use fresh horseradish. Chances are you can find whole horseradish root in your local supermarket. Ask the produce manager how fresh it is; the fresher the root, the more heat it will have. Peel the tough skin off and chop the root into large chunks. Throw it in your food processor with a little water and blend until it is a coarse paste. As it sits exposed to the air and water, the heat will become stronger. When it’s hot enough for you, add about a teaspoon of vinegar – this will stop the process and keep the heat at that level.

What are your favorite Fall Soups? Check out our Yummy Fall Soups Board  on Pinterest for more great Fall Soup recipes!

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