Steph2003's Potato SoupSubmitted by: STEPH2003
IntroductionModified from an allrecipes.com recipe I found. This soup is wonderful! Perfect for those cold winter nights! Modified from an allrecipes.com recipe I found. This soup is wonderful! Perfect for those cold winter nights!
4 cups diced potatoes
1/2 cup diced celery
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
2/3 cup bacon bits
4 cups water
2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules (I used Wylers Sodium Free)
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1 teaspoon ground white or black pepper, or to taste
5 tablespoons I can't believe it's not butter, light
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
2/3 cup shredded cheese (I used mozzarella)
Note: You can also use ham in place of the bacon bits, that was how the original recipe was made.
2. In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour with a fork, and cook, stirring constantly until thick, about 1 minute. Slowly stir in milk as not to allow lumps to form until all of the milk has been added. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, 4 to 5 minutes.
3. Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, add shredded cheese, and cook until cheese is melted. Serve.
Makes about 12, 1 cup servings.
Number of Servings: 12
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user STEPH2003.