favorite easy potato cheese soup




This post may contain my affiliate link. For more information, please see my disclosure policy: Thanks! :)


This is our favorite, go-to soup in the fall and winter. It can be thrown together in 20 minutes or less, is great doubled for a crowd, and chances are -- you have everything on hand. It is adapted from the Baker Upstairs. We LOVE Jamie’s Breadsticks with it.

easy potato cheese soup

Easy Potato Cheese Soup -- printable version here.

6-8 small russet potatoes or 4 big ones

4 Tbs. butter (if you want to make it REALLY good, substitute some bacon drippings for the butter. Basically, when you make bacon, save the bacon grease in a container just for this purpose. It makes it YUM.)

1/2 cup flour

2 cups milk --whatever you have on hand

4 cups chicken broth OR 4 cups water + 4 chicken boullion cubes (my favorite is the Better Than Bouillon -- I find it is least expensive at Costco)

Seasoned salt and or garlic salt to taste

a couple of big handfuls of shredded cheese

a few big spoonful's of sour cream (also optional if you don’t have it on hand)

Optional:

If you don’t have bacon drippings, throwing in some real bacon bits is so yummy

*optional: garnish with additional cheese, sour cream, real bacon bits and green onion.

Pierce the potatoes a few times and microwave them all until soft, in my microwave it’s about 12 minutes. Let cool while you are putting everything else together. When cool, I take the skins off, but I know some like to leave them on. Cut them into bite size pieces

Melt the butter in a large soup pot, add the flour and whisk until smooth and combined about 2 minutes. Add the milk and chicken broth and cook, stirring occasionally until thick and bubbly, about 6-8 minutes. Gently stir in potato chunks. Add seasoned salt/garlic salt to taste and add the cheese, stir until melted. Take off heat, stir in sour cream.

Printable version here.

2 comments:

  1. Ellen Patton10/16/14, 1:25 PM

    it has been pinned.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Ricky Albert11/6/14, 5:56 AM

    Hello there,

    Great foods!! Thank you so much for sharing these, we are truly inspired!!! We would like to add your blog to the Top Food Blog list in www.mytaste.com/ with over 6 million users worldwide... Your blog is impressively BEAUTIFUL and deserves to be included on the Top list!!

    We will feature your blog and create shout outs about your recipes to our fan pages.

    MyTaste is a social platform for foodies and blogs/sites owners like you and it helps to reach more people, get more visibility from the web and share/save foods and recipes. Some of them receive at least 10,000 visits from us on a weekly basis.

    If you’d like to be featured, expand your readership and JOIN TOP FOOD BLOGS, here's the link where you can add your blog to the list>> http://www.mytaste.com/top-food-blogs (Joining won't cost you any cents)

    Kind regards

    -Ricky

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for taking the time to leave me a note!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
© 320 Sycamore, 2013. Blog design by Wonder Forest. Powered by Blogger.