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Say please to seconds when this cheese and potato soup is served

Potatoes are one of those food sources that are a staple in all households. Families are always looking for another recipe to server up potatoes. This soup recipe is great anytime of the year and has a unique texture once the cheese is added. Depending upon what your favorite cheese is will change the taste slightly as well as the color. Homemade soup is a comfort food that will certainly stick to your ribs and keep the family full and satisfied in less than an hour of cooking time from beginning to end.

Say please to seconds when this cheese and potato soup is served
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Ingredients:

  • 6 peeled, chopped medium potatoes (approximately 6 cups)
  • 2 cloves of garlic finely minced
  • ¼ cup of finely shredded carrot
  • ¼ cup of finely chopped onion
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of dried dill weed
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped celery
  • 1 cup of your favorite pasteurized cheese, (such as Swiss) cut up into cubes
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1 (10 ounce) can of cream of chicken soup

Directions:

  1. Combine the chopped potatoes, shredded carrots, minced garlic, shredded onion and the chopped celery into a large soup pot.
  2. Add enough water to cover all the vegetables.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  4. Reduce the heat to simmer, cover the pot and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
  5. Once the potatoes are cooked through remove the pot from the stove.
  6. Depending upon the type of soup pot you use either mash all the vegetables in the pot or transfer them to a large mixing bowl to mash so you don’t scratch the pots finish.
  7. Leave the vegetables in a chunky state, don’t over mash; the soup should be lumpy in texture.
  8. Add in the spices of pepper, salt and dill as well as the cubed cheese and mix until all is blended nicely.
  9. Now add in the milk to the soup mixture.
  10. Return pan to stove and cook till the cheese is heated through and the soup is hot stirring occasionally.
  11. Transfer the soup to a tureen or large bowl and serve.
  12. Enjoy!

Suggestions:

  • Serve some hard crusted bread on the side to soak up the last bit of soup from the bowl.
  • The soup is thick and can also be served in a bread bowl. You can either pour the soup into one large bread bowl or use small ones to serve each family member their own individual bread soup bowl to enjoy.
  • Oyster crackers are always a hit in soups. Don’t crush the crackers since it may make the soup too thick.

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