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Creamy Potato Cheese Soup

Healthy comfort food at its finest! This cheesy and creamy potato soup recipe tastes rich, decadent, and simply healthy with the addition of a few key fresh veggies.

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Creamy Potato Cheese Soup
Servings: 6
Calories: 481kcal

Ingredients

  • 10 medium russet potato
  • 3 medium carrot
  • 6 cup whole mushrooms, brown, Italian, or Crimini
  • 3 stalk green onion
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 4 tablespoon butter, unsalted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 cup flour, all-purpose
  • 2 cup milk
  • 2 cup vegetable broth
  • 4 ounce cheddar cheese

Serve With

  • 4 cup spinach
  • 2 medium carrot
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes

Instructions

  • Peel and chop potatoes; dice carrots and mushrooms and place everything in a large pot. Add enough water to cover the veggies and bring to a boil. Cook until veggies have become tender; approximately 10 minutes.
  • Add 2-3 cups of the potatoes, carrots, and mushrooms to a blender; blend until smooth, adding cooking liquid as needed. Set aside.
  • Slice green onions and mince garlic. Heat a large saucepan over medium and add butter. Once butter is melted, add onions, garlic, salt, pepper, and onion powder; mix to combine. Continue to cook over medium heat, until onions have softened.
  • Add flour and stir continuously until thick and bubbly. Then add the milk and broth very slowly until it forms a thick white sauce.
  • Pour pureed vegetables into the white sauce, then add the rest of the cooked veggies. Grate the cheese; add to the soup and stir to combine.
  • For the salad, add the spinach to a large bowl. Peel and slice the carrots; cut the tomatoes in half. Add to the bowl and toss with your favorite dressing, if desired.
  • Serve soup topped with additional cheese, if desired, and salad on the side.

Nutrition

Calories: 481kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 840mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 10g