Fully Loaded Cheesy Potato Soup

Fully Loaded Cheesy Potato Soup
Serves 4
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 tablespoons butter
  2. 1 onion, finely chopped
  3. 1 carrot, finely chopped
  4. 1 rib celery, finely chopped
  5. 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  6. 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  7. Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  8. 3 cups chicken stock
  9. 1 cup whole milk
  10. 1 (12-ounce) bottle light-bodied beer
  11. 2 large russet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  12. 2 cups grated extra-sharp Cheddar (about 8 ounces)
  13. Dash hot sauce
  14. Dash Worcestershire
  15. Sour cream, for topping
  16. 4 slices bacon, cooked crisp, for topping
  17. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, for topping
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the onion, carrot, celery, and garlic and saute in butter until the vegetables begin to soften, about 4 minutes. Sprinkle the flour into the pan and continue to stir for 2 minutes to toast the flour. Add salt and pepper, to taste. Gradually whisk in the stock, then the milk and the beer. Stir in the potatoes and bring the soup to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer the soup until the potato is tender, about 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and using an immersion blender, puree the soup until smooth. Return the soup to low heat. Add the cheese a handful at a time, stirring until melted and smooth after each addition. Season the soup, to taste, with hot sauce, Worcestershire, and salt and pepper.
  3. Divide the soup among bowls and top with sour cream, crisp bacon and chopped chives.
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