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Grandma's Kitchen Hearty Potato Soup

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“Grandma's secret: To make this a filling meal, Grandma usually served this soup with fresh bread. For a slightly different twist, serve it in individual bread bowls. I'm thinkin' this could easily be done in the crock pot.”
READY IN:
1hr 5mins
SERVES:
12
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Peel potatoes and cut into 1-inch cubes.
  2. Bring water to a boil in large saucepan. Add potatoes and cook until tender.
  3. Drain, reserving liquid. Set aside potatoes.
  4. Measure 1 cup cooking liquid, adding water, if necessary; set aside.
  5. Peel and finely chop onion. Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat.
  6. Add onion to saucepan; cook, stirring frequently, until onion is translucent and tender, but not brown.
  7. Add flour to saucepan; season with pepper flakes and black pepper to taste. Cook 3 to 4 minutes.
  8. Gradually add potatoes, reserved 1 cup cooking liquid, milk and sugar to onion mixture in saucepan; stir well. Add cheese and ham.
  9. Simmer over low heat 30 minutes, stirring frequently.
  10. Store leftovers, covered in refrigerator.

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