After I made that Cheddar Broccoli soup I felt on top of the world.
And then I found another soup recipe. Something many of you may not know about me is that I happen to love soup. Even though I’m always talking about cupcakes and cookies on here, I actually do like to eat normal food every so often
Soup gives me this warm cozy feeling. It’s almost like a liquid hug. Everything just feels right and dandy when I’ve got a nice hot bowl of soup on my lap and a spoon in my hand.
I have never actually tried potato soup from a restaurant before, so I did not really know what I was looking for here in terms of texture. Halfway through the recipe, I started to realize that the soup was going to turn out with just chunks of potato in it and I just did not like the sound of that. I then decided to stick a potato masher in the pot and mash around a little bit. I mashed until the soups became almost like very thin mashed potatoes.
I, personally, loved it. I added quite a few spices in mine. Next time, I think I’ll use less spicy spices (that makes sense, right?) because I am a total wimp when it comes to foods with a little heat.
This soup is a thick soup that really hits the spot. We served ours with ham paninis and they were a perfect combination. Two thumbs up to this meal!
Thick Cheesy Spiced Up Potato Soup
1 cup chopped onions
1 Tablespoon butter or margarine
2 1/2 Tablespoons flour
1 lb. (about 6 small) red potatoes, cleaned and cubed (I didn’t peel them)
3/4 cup chicken broth
1 cup water
1 1/4 cup milk (I used skim)
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheese
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper flakes
a couple teaspoons of spice mix, or a mix of spices that fit your taste (I recommend garlic powder, maybe some onion powder, paprika, chili powder, and some other spices to flavor it up nicely)
- Heat butter or margarine in pan and saute onions until tender. Sprinkle flour and cook an additional minute, stirring constantly. Add in potatoes, milk, broth, and water to pan and bring to a boil.
- Once mixture is boiling, cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes. Add cheese and seasoning; cook for 2 minutes or until cheese melts, stirring frequently. Enjoy!!
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