Introduction: Creamy Potato and Veggie Soup!

This soup was awesome!
Ranked 5 stars and 2 thumbs up from my 11, 9 and 5 year old!
And since I basically faked it, I'm recorded the recipe for future posterity!

This is wonderful on a cold day...which we've had plenty of, even here in the South!
And it's hearty, so it keeps you full.

Step 1: Ingredients

You will need:
5 potatoes diced
1 large onion diced
1 quart of Chicken stock
salt
pepper
garlic powder
basil
carrots, celery and broccoli  (about 1 cup of each)
Sausage or Bacon
(and the fat after cooking it)
2 cups Milk
1 cup flour
2 cups shredded cheese

Step 2: Phase 1

In a stock pot
add the chicken stock plus 1 quart of water
all the diced potatoes and onions.
Let it come to a boil.
(during this stage you'll be working on phase 2)

Use a fork to test the firmness of the potatoes.
They wont need too long to cook.

When you can pierce them with a fork, but still a little too crisp for taste,
add in the chopped carrots and celery.

Step 3: Phase 2

While you are waiting for the potatoes and onions to get soft...
Cook your bacon or sausage.
Drain the fat into a saucepan.

Now add

I used the fat, instead of butter, to make a rue/cream sauce

With the drained fat, add 1 cup of flour and 1 cup of water
and whisk together on low/med heat.
Once it's combined and thick,
add in 2 cups of milk.
Stir until thick, don't let your milk boil.

I like to add in some salt too, then add in 2 cups of shredded cheese.

Add the sausage or bacon to the soup pot.
Then the broccoli.

Step 4: Add the Cheese Sauce.

Stir the cheese sauce right into the pot of soup and stir it in.
It doesn't make a super rich thick creamy soup...but it is so yummy!
Add your salt, pepper, garlic and basil to taste!

Goes great with some 30 minute miracle homemade rolls too!

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HollyMann made it! (author)2014-01-10

Yum!!! MY son would love this - minus the carrots!!! :)) Thank you!

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SRG1956 made it! (author)2014-01-09

This dish sounds sooo good. I think I'll go make some right now. Thank you for the idea and instructable

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