Mrs. Mom's Cheesy Potato Soup

Cara Roe

By
@lovemyterrier

I came up with this recipe when I procrastinated making dinner one night. It was quick to make using my food processor. It will take a lot longer if you don't have one and surely will ruin your maincure! My family loves this recipe and my eight year old son and eighty-four year old grandma both said it's the best.


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Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 lb
ground beef or sausage
3 Tbsp
butter
9
yukon gold potatoes (not peeled)
3 stalk(s)
celery
1/2
onion
1 Tbsp
beef bouillon
4 c
hot water
1 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce

CHEESE SAUCE

1/4 c
butter
1/4 c
flour
2 c
milk
8 oz
velveeta (or your favorite cheese that melts well)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place ground beef or sausage in a skillet and begin to brown over medium heat. The first time I made this recipe I used ground beef and the second time I used sausage. They were both excellent and I plan to use diced ham sometime.
2
In a large pot, add 3 tbsp. butter. Place pot on stove over medium heat. Wash Yukon Gold potatoes, leaving skin on (it is a mild and delicious flavor), use food processor to shred potatoes. I used the medium shredding blade but yours might be different depending on make/model. Add potatoes to large pan with the butter.
*I used 9 small to medium sized potatoes. If yours are large, you might want to decrease the number you use.
3
Change to blade to slicing blade. Wash the three stalks of celery and slice then add to potato/butter mixture. Either dice or process onion using chopping blade then add to pan.
4
Increase heat to medium-high and saute the potato, celery, onion mix in the butter until the potatoes develop some nice golden brown crispiness and color.
5
After the potatoes begin to brown add 1 Tbsp. beef base/bouillon into the 4 cups hot water. I used L.B. Jamison's beef soup base. Mix well then pour over potato mixture.
6
Add one tablespoon Worcestershire sauce. Turn heat to low. After the ground beef or sausage is browned (no pink left!) add to the large pot.
7
I used the same skillet that I browned the meat in to make the cheese sauce. Place 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) butter in skillet and melt over low-medium heat.
8
After butter is melted add flour and whisk together. Gradually add the two cups milk while whisking the whole time. Continue to stir until thickened.
9
Cut Velveeta into chunks and add to pan. Whisk until smooth. Pour cheese mix into potato mix. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #potato, #cheese, #sausage