Cheddar Potato Soup

Mrs. Michael J. Lively


'Twas a chilly night, what to fix for dinner? Hmm, what's in the frig? Cheese, check, potatoes, check, milk, check...

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Stove Top


bottles of near beer or beer [bear wiz in my world =)]
bullion cubes, i use chicken
red potatoes, 16thed [cubed]
1 Tbsp
olive oil
2 Tbsp
butter melted
1 Tbsp
garlic, pressed
1 c
sweet onion, chopped
1 lb
ham or sausage or turkey ham or turkey sausage
2 tsp
johnny salt
2 tsp
cajun seasoning
1/2 tsp
fine ground pepper
1 Tbsp
granulated onion
3 c
sharp cheddar cheese, grated
2 c
1/2 c

Directions Step-By-Step

Dice up potatoes add to a 3 qt pot. Pour near beer over potatoes, pour olive oil in also [this helps keep the liquid from boiling over]. Bring to a boil, boil 12 minutes, covered. Do not drain. Do not over cook =) or you will have mush.

i turn off the burner until i add the milk mixture and cheese then i turn it back on.
Meanwhile, melt butter in fry pan, brown garlic add, onions, meat. i saute until caramelized, but you don't have to cook that long if you don't want to. It does add a richer flavor.

Stir into potato mixture.
Mix seasonings together.

Mix milk and flour together until there are no lumps. A wire whisk is handy for this. Add seasonings. Add to potato mixture stirring constantly until well mixed. Add Cheese, stirring constantly until thick, and a light boil. Careful not to scorch. If you get a cream soup too hot it will separate and be pretty ucky. How do i know this...hmmm...because sadly i’ve done it =(

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cream Soups, Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #potato, #sausage, #ham, #cheddar