Potato and Cheddar Cheese Soup
Yum. Cold feet, maybe, but I've got Potato and Cheddar Cheese Soup to warm me up on these cold winter days, and Beth makes the bethest ever! Ready to make some delicious homemade soup for the family? I know I am!
Heaping 4 cups of sliced peeled potatoes
2 cups water
2 tsp. salt
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove of garlic, chopped
1 Tbs. oil
1/2 cup chopped parsley
3 cups milk
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/2 cup chopped Canadian bacon slices (4 or 5 slices)
2 Tbs. butter
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
Chopped green onions and extra cheddar to garnish
Slice and peel 4 cups of potatoes.
Cook sliced potatoes in water until tender. Add a teaspoon of salt, and then reserve the cooking water to puree half of the potatoes in a bit.
Next, begin to prepare your one onion, garlic, and parsley.
Saute the onion and garlic in oil until soft.
Puree the onions and garlic with only 1/2 of the potatoes and the fresh parsley. Remember to puree 1/2 of the potatoes with the reserved water. The potatoes will end up looking like mashed potatoes.
Place the pureed potatoes, onion, and parlsey back in the pan with the rest of the sliced potatoes, add milk and heat slowly.
Meanwhile, brown the Canadian bacon in butter until crispy on the edges.
Add shredded cheddar cheese to the soup, then add the browned bacon and all the butter from the pan.
Garnish with green onions and extra cheddar. Comfort food at its best! Ready to warm up your tummy yet? Get cookin'!!!