Cheesy German Potato Soup


PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES | COOK TIME: 15-20 MINUTES

PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES | COOK TIME: 15-20 MINUTES


Recipe courtesy of Today's Creative Life

INGREDIENTS

  • 1-1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 8 slices bacon, sliced into pieces
  • 3 large carrots, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) READ Salads German Potato Salad
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • Chopped parsley or chives (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Makes 8 (1-1/2 cup) servings.

  1. Place cheeses in gallon-size zip top bag. Add flour. Close bag. Shake until all cheese is covered with flour; set aside.
  2. In large Dutch oven, cook bacon pieces over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Transfer to paper towel-lined plate; set aside for garnish. 
  3. Pour off all but 2 to 3 tablespoons bacon drippings; discard excess. Place Dutch oven back on medium heat. Add carrots, onion and garlic. Cook until onions are translucent and carrots are softened, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add chicken broth, black pepper, red pepper flakes, thyme and parsley. Stir in German Potato Salad. Continue cooking over medium heat about 5 minutes or until potatoes are heated through, stirring occasionally. 
  4. Reduce heat to low. Slowly stir in cream and milk. Cook 5 to 8 minutes, until blended and heated through, stirring frequently. Slowly add cheeses, stirring until melted.
  5. Serve immediately, topped with reserved bacon, and parsley or chives, if desired.

Option: Add chopped broccoli or cauliflower to soup along with chicken broth. 


Nutrition Information

Nutrition information per serving (1/8 of recipe): 470 calories; 17g protein; 29g carbohydrate; 32g fat; 870mg sodium; 90mg cholesterol; 3g dietary fiber; 1.49mg iron; 0.12mg thiamin; 6823.03IU vitamin A; 3.32mg vitamin C

Posted on December 31, 2017 and filed under Main Dish, soup.