02
December
2011
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02:52 PM
America/New_York

Creamy Cheesy Potato Soup

In cold weather, nothing reminds you of childhood like a delicious bowl of hot soup. This is the perfect soup to warm your bones and your heart. Creamy Cheesy Potato Soup, the perfect soup for a chilly day.

 

  • 4 large potatoes
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 medium onion, quartered
  • 1 (14-ounce) can chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups milk, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dill weed
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 cups milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili pepper to taste

In a large soup pot over medium-high heat, add potatoes, carrots, onion, and chicken broth. Cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from heat.

 

While vegetables are cooking, make cream sauce. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter; add flour, stirring constantly until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Add milk and bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from heat. Add cheddar cheese and dill weed. Stir until cheese is melted. Set aside.

 

In a food processor or blender, in small batches, puree potato mixture with some of the milk. Pour blended potato mixture back into the soup pot. Add the cheese sauce, sour cream, remaining milk, salt, pepper, and chili pepper. Stir until thoroughly blended. Return to medium heat and heat until warm. Remove from heat and serve in soup bowls.

 

Be creative and sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese and crumbled pieces of cooked bacon on top for a tasty garnish.

Makes 6 servings.