Growing up we never really had a large spread for Thanksgiving dinner. But my husband’s family loves all things food, therefore it’s no surprise that they do Thanksgiving big. So for the last three years (wow, can’t believe we’ve been married for almost three years!) we have had these huge pot luck style Thanksgiving dinners. I’ve made the same recipes three years in a row and they’ve been fairly successful but…let’s see, what’s the right word?…BORING! This year, it’s time for a change. I decided to create a spin on my garlic mashed potatoes and came up with Mashed Potato Soup.
I decided to take my recipe for a trial run last night. And unlike the mashed cauliflower disaster, this time I had great success!
I love that I get to incorporate staple ingredients of traditional mashed potatoes but still get to present what seems like a whole new dish. This soup was so delicious and very filling. If you want to serve this soup as a side dish, make sure to bring out your smallest soup bowls. As you can see from the bowl size in the photos, we did not. The result was two overstuffed adults lying on the sofa for the remainder of the evening.