This is a great recipe. It is simple and allows for the cook to experiment with tiny additions without completely worrying about the overall recipe (because it is so simple). I recommend using yams/sweet potato instead of regular potatoes. Or, a slight variation I have made includes the addition of a teaspoon of curry powder.
I just finished making this! Awesome soup! I added both sweet potato and regular potato and minced some garlic. I added some nutmeg while I was simmering. It turned out really flavorful! Will be making this again!
I added a sweet potato instead of the reg. potato as suggested and also added a can of pumpkin. I used coconut milk instead of cream as suggested. I seasoned the soup with cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt &pepper. Still tasted a little flat and decided to add a little brown sugar. That helped.