One of our favorite soups! This is the recipe that converted Hubs, who used to hate soups (and eat them just to be polite). This is my ultimate comfort food soup. It’s delicious and filling, and everyone always wants the recipe!
8 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
2 small carrots, peeled and finely chopped
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
1 med-large onion, finely diced
2 cloves (or more to taste) crushed garlic
3 cups chicken broth (I love my lower sodium chicken base)
2 t salt
5 cups milk
6 T butter, melted
6 T flour
2 T parsley
2 t pepper
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
In a large saucepan, bring potatoes, carrot, celery, onion, garlic, chicken broth and salt to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until potatoes are just tender. Do not drain; mash slightly. Stir in milk. In a small bowl, blend butter, flour, parsley and pepper; stir into potato mixture. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat; add cheese and stir until cheese is almost melted. Let soup stand for 5 minutes.