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Potato Cheese Soup


Comfort food of the top level. We have been making this for years, my husband made a batch for me yesterday for my sore throat and it was heaven!

From Rave Reviews Junior League of North Little Rock 1982

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  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • (I actually just just homemade chicken stock)
  • 2 cups chopped potatoes
  • 1/2 cup sliced carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups whole milk (or 1 cup milk and 1 cup half and half
  • 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup chopped ham or bacon (optional)



Step 1

Add salt, pepper, and bouillon cube to boiling water. Cook vegetables in boiling water until crisp and tender. Melt butter over medium heat. Add flour (make a rue), when mixture bubbles, add milk slowly. Stir until thick. Add cheese to milk mixture, stirring constantly until cheese is melted. Add vegetable, stock and ham/bacon to cheese sauce.


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