Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Cheese and Potato Soup

A comfort soup to cheer you up during the winter months. 

Cheese and Potato Soup
Cheese and Potato Soup

Cheese and Potato Soup

Serves 4

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup celery, diced
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 teaspoon dried dill
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 cups chicken broth
2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
4 cups potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces, about 4 potatoes
1 cup packed grated sharp cheddar cheese.
1/2 cup chopped cooked ham cut into 1/2 inch cubes

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.  Add celery and onions.  Sauté until vegetables are soft, about 3 to 5 minutes.  Sprinkle flour and dill over vegetables and stir for 1 minute.  Gradually whisk in broth and milk.  Add mustard powder and potatoes.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Slowly add cheese stirring constantly.  Mix in ham.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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