Easy Cheesy Potato Soup

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Here we have a delicious cheesy potato soup recipe to share with you. There are just so many ways to prepare the potatoes that you use in Cheesy Potato Soup recipe and also the kinds and amounts of cheese that you add in, not to mention the other ingredients (like parsley, thyme, and other seasonings) can really alter the texture, thickness, and flavor of cheesy potato soup. This recipe, for example, uses Velveeta cheese, which has a quite sweet and creamy texture. The cheese melts quite easily, and is conducive to soups because it blends well. There is no limit to the cheese that you could use. By contrast, for example, Parmesan cheese is grated into potato soups (usually) as a strong cheese with plenty of pungent flavor and saltiness, to add punch to the soup.

Potatoes can make a difference too. You can puree the potatoes completely and then thin out the soup with cream, wine, broth or other liquids to make a very different soup. As well, you can leave the potatoes chunky so as to create a kind of stew like consistency and hearty meal. Serve this soup with chunks of bread from dense and heavy whole wheat or rye loaves. Add loads of butter and be sure to dunk the bread. Yum. Potatoes and cheese are great nutritional complements, too. The potatoes provide plenty of complex carbohydrates, as well as lots of minerals and vitamins to the dish. Do not peel the potatoes, but leave the skins intact, unless you are planning to puree the potatoes (and then you really do have to peel them, or it just will not work). That way, you will add extra fiber to this dish as well. The cheese can offer plenty of protein and other minerals such as calcium and magnesium that are important to build health teeth and bones. So together these ingredients make this much more than just Another Cheesy Potato Soup recipe.

Potato soup can be made in minutes, too. It is not a soup that usually improves when it is allowed to sit for hours. The flavors tend to come together right away, as soon as the dish is blended. That is one advantage to this kind of simple recipe, how quickly it can come together for lunch or dinner and still be fabulous. You could make it in a crock pot to allow for maximum flavor, if you like. But any way you make this soup, it will be delicious, hearty, comforting and filling. Everyone will enjoy it, because who does not like potatoes and cheese, especially when they are served together? Enjoy.

Nutrition Facts for: Easy Cheesy Potato Soup From Relative Taste
Ingredients: Potatoes, celery, onions, black pepper, salt, parsley, butter, milk, flour, Velveeta cheese.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 4 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 701, Calories from Fat 385, Total Fat 42.8g 66%, Saturated Fat 26.0g 130%, Cholesterol 127mg 42%, Sodium 2602mg 108%, Potassium 1272mg 36%, Carbohydrates 63.0g 21%, Dietary Fiber 8.2g 33%, Sugars 14.5g, Protein 23.2g, Vitamin A 32%, Vitamin C 99%, Calcium 58%, Iron 11%

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