Sunday, January 19, 2014

Soup of the Week

On a cold winter day after shoveling snow, there is no better way to warm yourself than with Potato Cheese Soup.  I think it is my favorite winter soup.
With a tray of soup and a warm comfy throw ~ what better way to spend a Sunday afternoon watching football on the sofa.
Potato Cheese Soup
2 cups peeled, diced potatoes
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
2-1/2 cups boiling water
1-1/2 tsp. salt, divided
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/2 tsp. steak sauce
2 cups milk
8 cheddar cheese, grated
Optional for garnish:
1 pound fried and crumbled bacon
1 bunch spring greens,chopped
Bring potatoes, onion, celery and 1 tsp. salt to a boil.  Cover and simmer about 15 minutes.  In saucepan, melt butter and blend in flour, stirring constantly.  Add remaining salt along with pepper, dry mustard, steak sauce and milk.  Cook, stirring constantly until smooth and thickened.  Add shredded cheese and stir until melted.  Add cheese sauce to the potato mixture and simmer for five additional minutes.
Garnish with crumbled bacon and spring greens.
Serves 4 ~ 6
Note:  I usually use sharp cheddar cheese, making the soup more orange in appearance, but this time I used Kraft Jalapeno White Cheddar, which gives the soup an extra kick and warms the belly.  Sometimes I use Monterey Jack with hot peppers, or a mixture of Jack and Cheddar cheeses.
Hope you enjoy your Sunday afternoon.
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Poppy said...

Hi Cindy,

Your Potato Cheese Soup is the perfect edible cuddle indeed, after a cold bout of shoveling snow! It looks so rich and smooth, and I can't wait to try it!

Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!


My Garden Diaries said...

Another awesome recipe friend! I must say that you have the best soup recipes! And we are such soup people! I have never made potato soup for the fam before but this just looks delicious!!! I hope that your interior projects are moving along for you! We are in for another arctic blast this week...not as cold but negative 8 none the less! Stay warm and thank you for sharing!!! Nicole xoxo

Bonnie said...

Made potato soup tonight and thought about doing the exact same picture of a bowl of soup on a tray. This cold weather does gives us a yearning for comfort food. Your soup looks delicious.

Liz said...

Just had to come back and tell you how wonderful this soup was!! I used a colby pepper jack. Boy did this taste good on a frigid night!

Suzanne LakeandGarden said...

Hi Cindy,
I'm off to the store to buy the ingredients! This soup looks sooo deliciously warm! True winter comfort food!
Thank you for sharing this recipe.

Paulette Adams said...

Hi Cindy,

Thank you for sharing the yummy soup recipe, beautifully photographed and perfect for a winter meal!
And I loved your beautiful winter white post with all the lovely photos shared.
Stay warm and thank you for all the inspiration!


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