Potato and Cheddar Soup

Potato and Cheddar Soup

Ingredients -

2 cups Water
2 cups peeled and cubed Red Potatoes
3 tablespoons melted Butter
1 small Onion, chopped
3 tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
Salt and Pepper, to taste
3 cups Whole Milk
1/2 teaspoon White Sugar
1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 cup diced Ham


1. Add water and cubed potatoes to stockpot.
2. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
3. Reduce heat to medium and boil potatoes until tender, about 20 minutes.
4. Remove potatoes with slotted spoon to bowl.
5. Drain stockpot, reserving 1-cup potato water.
6. Stir in butter, chopped onion, and all-purpose flour.
7. Season with salt and pepper.
8. Stir in potatoes, reserved liquid, whole milk, white sugar, cheddar cheese, and diced ham.
9. Simmer 30 minutes, stirring frequently.

Soup Making Tip
Boiling Potatoes

Good at holding up well in soups, boiling potatoes contain the least amount of starch, and retain their texture when cooked.

Soup Making Tip
Baking Potatoes

Baking potatoes are great for soups where you prefer the potato breaks down some, perhaps a soup where all or part of the soup will be pureed to change the texture.
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