This is a recipe that everyone loves and even though it's a soup, it's a MEAL!! What's better than a big creamy hearty bowl of potato soup?? Well, this soup is all that and a little more! Hope you enjoy it as much as everyone else I've made it for...
In a LARGE pot, just barely cover diced potatoes with water and bring to a boil. Boil until just tender and then drain. Set aside until later.
In the same pot (rinsed out please) place all remaining ingredients and blend with a stick blender until smooth and there are no visible lumps! If you don't have a stick blender you will just need to simmer and whisk the ingredients until cream soups and cream cheese are fully incorporated and mixture is smooth. This takes a little more time but the taste of the soup is still the same.
Simmer the soup base on very low heat for about 30 mins. Taste and re-season if needed. Once the soup base is nice and hot, add back the pre-boil potatoes. Simmer for another 30 mins or so until the flavors all have time to blend together.
Serve hot with your favorite Baked potato toppings: Cheddar cheese, Crispy bacon bits, chives or green onions, and sour cream!! Yummy...Enjoy!!