A few weeks back, we bought a 10 lb bag of potatoes. It takes 2 people a LONG time to eat 10 pounds of potatoes.
We tried a new soup to use up some of the potatoes, and it was delicious and easy. It reminded me of broccoli cheese soup, but it was super creamy because of the potatoes, not because of lots of extra cream. It's a healthier version of broccoli cheddar soup :)
Cheesy Broccoli and Potato Soup - SnoWhite
5 C diced potatoes
water to cover the potatoes
~12 oz. chopped broccoli (we used frozen)
2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 C milk
1 C extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
Place the diced potatoes in a large stockpot, sprinkle with salt and cover with water. Boil for about 30 minutes, covered. Stir occasionally, especially as the potatoes get softer.
When the potatoes are tender, mash a few times with a potato masher. Then, add in the frozen broccoli. Allow the broccoli and potatoes to continue cooking for another 5ish minutes.
Add the milk, and heat until the mixture simmers. Mash the soup a few more times with the potato masher, if desired.
Then, remove from the heat. Stir in the pepper and the cheese and allow the hot soup to melt the cheese slowly.
Serve warm with a yummy crusty bread.
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