Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Cheesy Potato Soup

One of my favorite songs of the season is "Baby, it's cold outside" and that's exactly how I felt all day yesterday while the hubby and I finished putting up the Christmas (Yes, I actually said Christmas, cause that's how I roll) decorations.

One of my favorite, favorite, favorite soups is Cheesy Potato Soup and it took me a few tries to perfect this recipe and now that I have it, I make it frequently; even in the blazing summer.

I hope you will enjoy this soup on a cold winter day, evening, or just because it tastes so wonderful!

Here's what you need:

6 Tbl. butter
2 cups milk, warmed (I use 2%, but you can use whole milk if you prefer)
2-1/2 cups chicken stock
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
2 large russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
8 oz Cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 - 2 Tbl. chicken bouillon

Optional add ins:
1 cup frozen corn, thawed
6 - 8 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled

In a large stockpot heat the butter and saute the onion, celery, and potatoes for 10 minutes over medium heat, stirring frequently.  Add the flour and cook for two minutes stirring frequently.
Add the milk, chicken stock, pepper, and 1 Tbl. chicken bouillon and stir to combine.  Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and taste to see if it needs the additional 1 Tbl. chicken bouillon, add if needed.  (I use 2 Tbl. chicken bouillon when making this recipe).  Simmer for 20 minutes.  Add the cheese and stir to combine.
At this point you can add corn and bacon if you would like to.  It's super yummy when they are added!
Serve immediately with dinner rolls.
This one will be a recipe keeper for sure!  Please try soon!

Serves 4 for as a meal, 6 - 8 as a side dish



Here's the handy printable - Cheesy Potato Soup
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