Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Potato Cheese Soup

I have to admit that cold and gloomy weather is my favorite.  I love when everything looks dreary outside and I can hear the sound of raindrops on the roof, just as much as I love spending a rainy afternoon in the kitchen making warm and comforting soup.  This potato cheese soup is one of my favorites for a rainy day, or any kind of day for that matter.  Chunks of potatoes, leeks, onion, and garlic swimming in lots of gooey cheese...yes please!

Makes 4 servings

1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 leek, chopped
1 pound potatoes, cubed
1 quart chicken broth
2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon butter

In a large Dutch oven or soup pot, saut√© onion, garlic, and leeks in butter until tender.   

 Add potatoes and chicken broth.  Cover pot and bring to a boil.  When potatoes are tender, add milk.  Blend soup with an immersion blender until smooth.  Stir in cheese, and season. 

Top with more cheese and bacon.



Red_Shallot said...

Comfort food at its best! Looks yummy...:)

Chelsea said...

Thanks for stopping by!

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