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Potato Cheddar Soup


Potato & Cheddar Soup

Potato & Cheddar Soup

Hearty, heartwarming, delicious–the perfect cold weather meal.

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 1 hour

Yield

Makes 12 servings

Ingredients

2 cups water
2 cups cubed peeled red potatoes
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 small onion, finely chopped
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Red and black pepper to taste
3 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup cubed cooked ham

Preparation

  1. Bring water to a boil in large saucepan. Add potatoes and cook until tender. Drain, reserving liquid. Measure 1 cup, adding water if necessary.
  2. Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender but not brown. Add flour; season with red and black pepper. Cook 3 to 4 minutes. Gradually add potatoes, reserved liquid, milk and sugar to onion mixture; stir well. Add cheese and ham. Simmer over low heat 30 minutes, stirring frequently.

Tip

Turn simple soup into a filling supper by serving it in individual bread bowls. Buy or bake small, round loaves of a hearty bread, such as Italian or sourdough. Slice a small piece from the top and then remove the inside of the loaf, leaving a 1-1/2 inch shell. Fill with soup and serve.

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