• Servings 12-14
  • Prep 20 min
  • Cook 45 min
  • Cuisine
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Loaded Potato Soup


  • 12 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into small chunks
  • 8 ribs celery, with leaves, thinly sliced
  • 5 large carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 2 cups sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups milk, more if desired
  • 2 tsp tarragon
  • 1 tsp celery seed
  • 2 tsp basil
  • kosher salt and black pepper to taste
This soup is loaded with potatoes, onions, celery, carrots, cheese and spices.

  • In a large pot combine the potatoes, celery, carrots, onions, garlic and cover with water.
  • Bring to a boil until the potatoes are tender, but not mushy, about 30 minutes.
  • Scoop out and discard the water until just below the veggies.
  • Mash a little but leave chunks.
  • Add the butter and cheese and stir until melted.
  • Add the milk and spices. If you like it soupy add more milk.
  • Continue to simmer, stirring often for another 15 minutes.
  • Taste for seasoning, adjust if desired then serve.

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