Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Potato Cheese Soup

It was a cold, dark, rainy day here yesterday, so we thought it would be a good night for some warm, cheesy, starchy goodness for dinner. This is one of our favorite soups so I thought I'd share the recipe with you since I've noticed some of you got *eek* snow yesterday!

Looks yummy right?!

Potato Cheese Soup

3-4 tablespoons of butter
2 cups chopped onions
1 large garlic clove, minced
4-5 large red potatoes, chopped
1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
3 cups chicken stock (You can substitute water or vegetable stock. I haven't tried water, but personally, I find that the vegetable stock makes the soup too sweet.)
1 teaspoon dried dill
4 ounces cream cheese
1 1/2 cups milk
2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste

In a large soup pot, saute onions and garlic in butter until onions are translucent. Add potatoes and carrots. Saute 5-10 minutes longer. Add the stock or water and dill. Use a wooden spoon to get up all the little brown bits off the bottom of the pan. Cover and simmer until all vegetables are tender.

Puree about half of the vegetables with the milk and cream cheese in a blender or food processor. (We like ours a little thicker and less chunky, so we puree about 3/4 of the vegetables. You could also puree all the vegetables if you wanted.) Return to the pot. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in cheddar cheese and reheat gently.

Serve by itself or with a nice crusty loaf of bread. (We like multi-grain!)

Enjoy :)


Katrina said...

Mmmmmm that does look yummy and so perfect for a cold dreary day like today!

Sonya said...

That sure does look yummy! Potato soup is a favorite of mine. :)

GodseySix said...

Okay, so I've already made one recipe from your blog and this one looks so good too! Maybe I'll just throw out my cookbooks~I haven't found anything this good in any of them! :) This'll be my next give-it-a-go!

Thanks for entering the giveaway and even more for leaving Becky a comment. I must say you inspired me! :) Good luck to you!

Domestically Disabled Girl said...

I love potato soup. Not making it, but eating it. If I had a food processor, knew what puree meant, or what stock was, I'd try this recipe. And dill? what is that??

*sara* said...

This is soooo easy!! You can definitely make it!

You don't need a food processor, I just use a blender. You must have a blender, I think I got 3 for my bridal shower that I didn't even register for! (Why is it that people insist you need a blender when you get married anyway?! lol)

Puree just means blend the heck out of it until it's smooth, chicken stock is just chicken broth and it comes in a can (super easy), and dill will be in your spice aisle (it's green)!

See? Easy! ;) Trust me, if it's not easy, I don't make it!

The Wades said...

YUMMY! I can't wait to try this. I'm all about starchy goodness for dinner.