Loaded Mashed Potato and Cheddar Soup
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
2 tablespoons Crystal Creamery Butter
3 to 4 cups mashed potatoes
4 cups chicken broth
1 cup Crystal Creamery Milk
1/2 cup Crystal Creamery Sour Cream
1 teaspoon herbes de Provence or dried thyme
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar or smoked Cheddar or Jack cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Cooked crumbled bacon, chives or green onion tops and additional cheese
Cook onion and celery in butter over medium heat in a large saucepan for 10 minutes to soften. Stir in potatoes, broth, milk and herbs and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes. Carefully puree with a stick blender or in a blender*. Stir in cheese, salt and pepper and cook until cheese is melted. Top each serving with any other desired toppings. Makes 4 to 6 servings.
*Let cool slightly and use caution if using a blender. Always hold the lid down covered with a towel. Hot liquid will expand.
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