Creamy Potato Soup

Creamy Potato Soup
Creamy Potato Soup

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

30

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

30

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Ingredients

  • 6

    strips bacon, diced

  • 1

    c. onion, chopped

  • 2 1/2

    lbs. (6 c.) potatoes, pared & cubed

  • 1

    c. celery, sliced

  • 1/2

    c. carrots, sliced

  • 3

    c. water

  • 1 1/2

    tsp. salt

  • 2

    c. milk

  • 2

    c. light cream

  • 1/2

    tsp. salt

  • 1/4

    tsp. pepper

  • Cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions

Cook bacon and onion in 4 quart pan over medium heat until bacon is crisp. Remove bacon and onion; drain on paper towels. Pour off fat. Place potatoes, celery, carrots, water and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt in pan. Cover and cook over high heat until mixture comes to a boil - about 5 minutes. Reduce to low and simmer 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Drain. Place 1/2 the potato mixture and milk in blender. Puree until smooth. Return pureed mixture, remaining potato mixture and bacon mixture to pan. Stir in cream, 1/2 teaspoon salt and the pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally for 15 minutes or until hot. (Do not boil.) Serve in bowls and sprinkle with cheese.

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