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Potato Soup - Gluten & Dairy Free

This is a recipe for a hearty potato soup that's both gluten and dairy free.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Servings: 12
Author: Tumble into love

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. Bacon 1 package; reserve half for garnish
  • 2 lbs Baking potatoes, peeled & chopped into bite sized pieces
  • cups Chopped yellow onion
  • 1 cup Diced celery About 2 stalks
  • 4 cups Chicken broth
  • 4 cups Rice (or other dairy-free) milk
  • cup Butter substitute Earth balance, or use Olive Oil
  • ¾ cup Gluten free all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup Chopped scallions For garnish
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper

Instructions

  • In a medium skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 6 to 7 minutes or until crisp; drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon; set aside. Reserve 2 tablespoons bacon drippings in skillet.
  • Add yellow onion and celery and cook on medium-high heat until onions are translucent.
  • In 6-quart pot (or Dutch oven) mix onion, 3 cups of the chicken broth and diced potatoes. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cook 10 minutes or until potatoes are very tender.
  • Meanwhile, in same medium skillet, melt butter substitute over low heat. Stir in gluten free flour and whisk until smooth. Add 1 cup of chicken broth. Bring to a boil and continue to let boil for 1 minute.
  • Reduce heat and gradually stir in 4 cups of the rice milk. Continue to cook and stir while mixture thickens.
  • Pour thickened rice milk mixture into potato mixture. Add the salt and pepper and ½ of the bacon crumbles. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with whisk, until mixture is thickened and bubbly.
  • Serve hot, in soup bowls, and top with remaining bacon crumbles and scallion onions.