I love potato soup, and it’s perfect for a chilly fall evening. This recipe dresses up in green for Halloween. But don’t let its “costume” trick you: it still tastes like old-fashioned potato soup!
Add the potatoes, water, bouillon and garlic to a soup pot. Bring to a boil over high heat, and then turn to medium. Simmer until the potatoes are easily pierced with a fork, about 10 minutes.
While the potatoes cook, preheat the oven to 350°. Cut the bread into small squares (or into Halloween shapes using cookie cutters) and spread on a baking sheet and bake for 5 to 10 minutes, until crispy. Set aside.
Mash the potatoes with a potato masher while they are in the pot. It doesn’t have to be completely smooth. I like it a little chunky myself.
Stir in the green mixture until completely incorporated. Serve topped with croutons.