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Potato Soup Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 whole carrots, diced
  • 6 russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper or 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 8 cups low sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream OR fat free half and half
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly grated cheddar or white cheddar cheese
  • optional garnishes: cooked and crumbled bacon or bacon bits, fresh herbs such as thyme or parsley, cracked black pepper, cheddar or parmesan cheese
  • Instructions

  • In a large stock pot over medium-high heat combine onions, celery, carrots, garlic, and butter. Stir until butter is melted. Cook 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are translucent.
  • Add potatoes, season with salt and pepper, and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in broth, bring to a low boil and cook for 10 minutes until potatoes begin to get tender.
  • Stir flour into the milk and gradually add into the soup along with heavy cream or half and half.
  • Cook for another 5 or so minutes until potatoes are fork-tender.
  • Transfer in batches to a blender (*always be cautious when blending hot liquids!) and puree until smooth. Stir back into the pot.
  • Stir in cheese until completely melted. Taste, add salt and pepper if needed, and serve immediately garnished with fresh herbs, cracked black pepper, and cooked bacon if desired.
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