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Best Ever Potato Soup

Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 6 bacon strips, diced
  • 3 cups cubed peeled potatoes
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed or ½ cup fresh celery (chopped)
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 8 ounces/ 1 cup – of either Velveeta or Sharp Cheddar or Colby jack, cubed cheese
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced, optional

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally; drain drippings.
  2. Add vegetables, seasonings and broth; bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until potatoes are tender, 10-15 minutes.
  4. Mix flour and milk until smooth; stir into soup.
  5. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes.
  6. Stir in cheese until melted. If desired, serve with green onions.

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