Potato Cheddar Soup

This Potato Cheddar Soup is a great soup for a cold day.  It takes just a short time to prepare and it is a hearty warm treat. Chicken broth can be replaced if you’d like to make this a vegetarian option.

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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. butter or oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 med. potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 1/2 c. chicken stock / can replace chicken stock with vegetable stock if preferred
  • 1 1/2 c. milk
  • 1 1/2 c. grated Cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  • Melt butter in a large saucepan. Add onions and garlic. Cook until tender but do not brown. Add potatoes and combine well. Stir in chicken stock.   Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cook gently, covered, 20 minutes, until potatoes are tender.
  • Puree half the soup. Return to saucepan. Stir in milk and heat just until mixture comes to a boil. Stir in cheese, reserve some for garnishing. Cook gently, stirring, until cheese melts. Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish each serving with chopped parsley and more cheddar cheese.
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