Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Creamy Cheddar Potato Soup

I'm sorry that I haven't been posting much here recently. That might change. I've been inspired by having so many visitors even though I haven't been posting anything. So guess what? I decided I might put more effort (okay, I guess I haven't even put in any effort in the past few months) into writing down and taking pictures of dishes when I cook them.
So here is the recipe for Creamy Cheddar Potato Soup!

  • 1 large onion, diced (I think it goes without saying, but – remove the papery skin)
  • 2 tablespoons butter (it doesn't really need to be that exact)
  • 5 large potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 5-6 cups milk (depends on how thick you like your potato soup)
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt (you can add more to taste, if desired)
  • dash of black pepper

Step 1. In a medium-large pot, saute the onion in the butter over medium heat.
Step 2. Add the potatoes and brown them a little bit. The potatoes don't all need to be browned, just fry them for a couple minutes. I think the browning adds a nice extra dimension to potato soup. (This step can be skipped if you are short on time)
Step 3. Cover the potatoes with water. Place a lid on the pot. Bring to a boil. Then turn down heat, and let the potatoes simmer for 20-25 minutes, until tender. Drain the potatoes and onions.
Step 4. Mash potatoes. Stir in remaining ingredients (milk, cheese, celery salt, salt, and black pepper).
Step 5. Bring to a light simmer. Make sure you're stirring it during this time.

Step 6. Serve!

How are you most likely to serve this?
Option 1: With crackers for lunch
Option 2: With a salad and warm homemade bread
Option 3: As an appetizer
Option 4: Hot on a cold day
Option 5:  Cold on a hot day

Place your answer in the comments!

Till next time! (which hopefully won't be in too long!)


  1. So good to see you have a recipe on your post. Hope you are enjoying your new place of dwelling.


    1. Thank you! We are enjoying our new home and surroundings!
      Have a great week!