Cheddar Potato Soup is soothing, warm and just tastes so good on cold days. My kids like adding veggie bacon cut up in small pieces to this soup, and sometimes a bit of broccoli even. This soup recipe is inexpensive and very easy to make, so it is one of my favorite dinners this time of year!
Cheddar Potato Soup
In a large pot, melt 2 Tbs. butter or margarine. Add in some chopped celery and onion (my kids don't like onions, so I skip it, but they do add flavor so if your family likes onions, I would suggest you add them!) - about 1/3 cup of each.
Cook about 3 minutes stirring frequently- until tender.
Add about 4 cups of diced peeled potatoes and 3 cups chicken broth.
Boil over high heat and cook until potatoes are tender (about 15-20 minutes, roughly.)
Reduce to heat to medium and add 1 cup milk, 1 cup half and half, and 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded. Also add some pepper/salt to taste.
Stir until cheese is melted and soup looks smooth.
Add bacon, extra cheese, broccoli, croutons, or whatever else you might like as garnishes on top!
Garlic bread, fruit and/or salad goes great with this soup too!
Here is a recipe for lentil soup too!
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