I realized after I'd started in on this recipe that I had made a something similar before, but this version has vegetables in it, which is even better. To my surprise, this recipe comes from the same site too! It's from Real Mom Kitchen.
I made a double batch and made a few adjustments to the recipe to suit my taste. I love onions in my potato soup, so I upped the onion factor. I also added garlic because there's room for garlic in pretty much every savoury recipe in my kitchen.
Oh yeah, I also added Dijon mustard to give it a little bit more tang, and added the bacon bits into the soup, which gave it a lovely smoky flavour. Saves me from having to cook up bacon each time we serve it.
homemade no-knead bread! The easiest bread ever to make, but it does involve timing. It ends up being like ciabatta bread if you make the pot version. Next time I'll try a regular loaf and see what happens.
After eating this yummy soup for a couple of meals I froze the leftovers, which some people would poo-poo because it separates the cream and makes it a bit grainy, but trust me, it still tastes might fine!
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Fully Loaded Potato Cheddar Soup
Adapted from Real Mom Kitchen
5 cups diced russet potatoes (about 5 medium)
1/2 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 tsp salt
1/4 cup flour
4 cups 10% cream
12 oz. frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
6 slices cooked bacon, chopped
pepper to taste
Place potatoes, onion, garlic and salt in a large pot with just enough water to cover the potatoes. Bring to a boil and cook for 20 minutes or until fork tender. Stir occasionally to prevent the potatoes from sticking to the bottom of the pot. Mash the potatoes a few times with a potato masher.
Whisk together flour and cream; stir in with the potatoes. Simmer until mixture is slightly thickened.
Add broccoli, paprika, and mustard; cook for 1 to 2 minutes more; just enough to warm the broccoli. Remove from the heat and add the shredded cheddar cheese and bacon. Stir until the cheese is all melted.
Printable Fully Loaded Potato Cheddar Soup