Friday, November 28, 2008

Cheesy Potato Soup

With Thanksgiving behind us, we know everyone is pretty worn out from all-day cooking. We also know that your family still needs to be fed, so we wanted to share a simple, filling recipe that will go perfectly with your Turkey Day leftovers. You can also throw some of your leftover turkey chunks into this soup for a tasty addition!

Cheesy Potato Soup
4 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 large onion, chopped
4 c. water
1/4 c. butter
3 T. flour
1/2 c. milk
2 c. cheddar cheese, shredded
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. seasoned salt
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/8 tsp. pepper

Combine potatoes, onion, and water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. In skillet, melt butter; add flour. Cook and stir until mixture bubbles, about 1 min. Remove from heat and stir in milk. Return to heat; cook and stir until thickened. Stir mixture slowly into potato mixture. Add cheese and seasonings.

My favorite way to serve the soup is in a warm bread bowl. Here is an easy way I made mine. I took one loaf of frozen bread dough and once it was thawed, but still cold, I divided it into three equal portions, forming each one into a circle. I placed them on a sprayed cookie sheet and covered them with plastic wrap that had been sprayed. Let rise until double in size. Remove wrap and bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Slice off the top once the bowls are cool and hollow them out with a spoon. Fill with this delicious soup or any other soup of your choice! If you need more than three bread bowls you can use as many additional frozen bread loaves as needed. Frozen rolls can also be used by combining three rolls to make one large circle. If you want larger bowls you can split the loaf in half rather than in thirds.

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11 Responses to “Cheesy Potato Soup”

Krista said...

Ok, now I'm really hungry! That looks great!

Brooke said...

Oh....I'm so making this Saturday! It looks so yummy!

Thanks for posting and have a lovely weekend!


Katherine said...

Thank you for the wonderful soup recipe! I will be making it tonight! I am also thrilled with the bread bowl instructions! I love these and can't find the bread I can make my own!! Thank you so much for sharing!

Alicia @ Oh2122 said...

This sounds yummy!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this! I love soup and I'm always looking for new recipies! The bread bowl looks delish! I suppose you could add broccoli, bacon, whatever.... Yum! This is definately going in my recipe box for this winter!

Kellee Lyn said...

I read this post while at my mother's house last night. I told her and we immediately headed to the kitchen! It was just what we needed! (Unfortunately we weren't able to make the bread bowl; next time!) I'll certainly be filing this in my recipe box. Thanks!

Loralynn said...

This looks wonderful! I'm going to have to give it a try! Thanks!

Michelle said...

Oh, yum! I am definitely going to make this recipe!!

Dawn said...

Thanks for this recipe. I just made it and it was delicious. We sprinkled bacon and onions on top-yummy!! Next time I'd like to try the bread bowls.

Unknown said...

Just wanted to thank you for this recipe. Hubby and I had it tonight and it was delicious!

Dazy said...

I love soups in winter, warming nourishing and usually make my own. This one looks thick and my kids like thick one too. But my hubby avoids potato for diabetes.

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