Sherry's original potato-cheese soup recipe used butter, cream cheese, and cream of mushroom soup. We lightened hers by using lower-fat ingredients and adding broccoli and onions for fiber, while still maintaining the rich flavor with freshly shredded cheese and bacon pieces.
Whisk together flour and 1/3 cup chicken broth until smooth.
Combine remaining chicken broth and next 3 ingredients in a Dutch oven. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 8 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Gradually stir in flour mixture. Cook, stirring often, 5 minutes.
Stir in milk and 8 ounces shredded cheese. Cook mixture over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until cheese melts. Top each serving of soup with 1 teaspoon cheese, 1 teaspoon bacon pieces, and 1 teaspoon chopped green onions.
Note: We recommend freshly shredded cheese (versus the preshredded variety) for additional creaminess and even melting.
I made this soup and loved it made a few changes. I browned the bacon and cooked the onions in the bacon fat also add cayenne pepper just a pinch and used 2cups of milk because I like my soup a little thinner .
This was pretty simple to make and very tasty! My husband and I both enjoyed it. I didn't use any bacon or chives and I pureed it at the end. It turned out very rich & creamy. I also added in some red pepper flakes for a little kick. I can't wait to make this again as it gets colder!
This was my first time making a thicker type soup and it was excellent! I did add garlic, and cauliflower which kicked up the flavor nicely. Then, instead of green onions, I used some fresh onion chive. It was great. My boyfriend said it was perfect once salt and pepper were added, but I'm not a fan of those flavors, so it's nice to just season once it's already served.
Great dish, I will definitely be making this again!
This recipe is super easy and quick. My husband and I really enjoyed this meal and I will be using this recipe again. I made a few changes to the recipe; I added a half a shallot and I used my immersion blender to break down the potatoes, onions and broccoli. Finally, based on the other reviewers advice, I added salt and pepper to taste.
Yummo! I improvised a little. Added some chopped carrots for taste and aesthetics. Blended it with a whisk towards the end to make it a little creamier, and used skim milk. Left out the bacon and chopped green onion because I didn't have it, and tasted just fine without it. Was able to make this out of stuff I had in the cabinets! Such a great meal in a pinch!