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Cheesy Potato Soup

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Although I think of soups as more of a wintertime dish, they seem to taste just fine on a summer evening.  This hearty soup reminds me a lot of the cheesy potato soup I used to get at Marie Callender’s, back when they still had restaurants in my local area.

The only prep note I’ll mention is to garnish with parsley and/or bacon bits if desired.  Enjoy!

8 cups Peeled and cubed potatoes
2 cups Chopped onion
4 cups Chopped celery
2 tsp Sea salt
4 cups Half and half
6 Tbs Butter
2 cups Shredded sharp cheese
A/R Bacon bits and parsley for garnish
In a large pot, simmer potatoes, onion, celery and salt in just enough water to cover for about 15-20 minutes.

Remove half the vegetables from the pot; puree in a food processor just until smooth.  Return to soup pot.

Add half and half, butter and cheese.

Bring back to a boil, stirring constantly, immediately reduce heat to simmer until desired thickness is reached.  Serve hot.

 

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