Favourite potato soup

    55 min

    This cheesy recipe is great for any type of weather and any type of meal. It is great as a leftover, if there is any left over! Garnish with cheese, bacon, croutons or even add broccoli to the recipe for a different twist.

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    Serves: 7 

    • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
    • 1 stick celery, chopped
    • 50g chopped onion
    • 925g peeled and diced red potatoes
    • 1L chicken stock
    • 1L milk
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 tablespoon cornflour
    • 60ml water
    • 275g grated mature Cheddar cheese

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. In large saucepan, heat butter or margarine over medium heat. Add celery and onions; cook and stir until tender.
    2. Add potatoes and stock, and simmer until tender.
    3. Stir in milk, and season with salt and pepper. Dissolve cornflour in 60ml water, and slowly stir into soup. Bring to the boil for 1 minute, and then turn heat to medium-low. Stir in cheese, and continue stirring until it melts. Serve.

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    WOW!!! With a little doctoring this soup is out of this world. By far the best soup I've ever eaten. I added 1 Tbsp of extra finely chopped garlic, an extra cup of potato, doubled the onion and pepper, and added 1/4 cup thinly sliced carrot. It was delicious!!!  -  06 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I would suggest making this a day ahead of time. It tastes better after all the flavors have set in. I added dill and skipped the cheese. When I serve it, I sprinkle cheese and some bacon bits on top. Great recipe that can be made many different ways!!!  -  20 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    What a terrific recipe! I was searching for one that did not use potato flakes or cream soups to thicken, and this one was just right. I made very minor variations, like adding a little parsley and extra salt for flavor, and adding some grated carrots. I also used Yukon Gold instead of red potatoes and skipped the cheese, since I made it to accompany a main course. Yum...even the children enjoyed it!  -  08 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)