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.
- 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
- Combine the chopped potatoes, shredded carrots, minced garlic, shredded onion and the chopped celery into a large soup pot.
- Add enough water to cover all the vegetables.
- Bring the mixture to a boil.
- Reduce the heat to simmer, cover the pot and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
- Once the potatoes are cooked through remove the pot from the stove.
- 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.
- Leave the vegetables in a chunky state, don’t over mash; the soup should be lumpy in texture.
- Add in the spices of pepper, salt and dill as well as the cubed cheese and mix until all is blended nicely.
- Now add in the milk to the soup mixture.
- Return pan to stove and cook till the cheese is heated through and the soup is hot stirring occasionally.
- Transfer the soup to a tureen or large bowl and serve.
- 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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