This hearty, creamy soup is full of potatoes and ground turkey, and contains cheddar cheese for added flavor.
Sharing today’s recipe presents a bit of a dilemma. Namely, how do I get a good picture of potato soup? The dish is a bit tricky to photograph. Oh, well. I’m still learning and that’s ok! 🙂
When I woke up to the chill in the air yesterday morning, I decided we needed some warming soup for dinner. After writing out this week’s meal plan and deciding exactly what I was bringing for Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, I made my grocery list and headed to the store in anticipation of beating the crowd that would descend later this week. I know not to go to Wal-Mart the day right before Thanksgiving, but on Monday? How busy could it be?
People, it was crazy in there. I barely made it out alive. 😉 The baking aisle, a peaceful spot where I am usually one of just a few inhabitants, was inundated with people who only bake or cook around the holidays. I was barely able to get through with my shopping cart. Once I had everything on my list, I headed to the checkout lines. As I made my way along, peering down each packed aisle, I was suddenly greeted by a smiling Wal-Mart employee waving me to her almost empty line. I informed her that she was like a light at the end of the tunnel and she laughed. Working in retail around the holidays is not easy and it was nice to see an employee who wasn’t completely stressed out (and I don’t blame them for being stressed).
Anyway, it took me longer than usual to get home with the groceries, but I was so grateful to sit down with a bowl of this warm soup a short time later.
Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
Creamy Cheddar Potato Soup
- 1 lb ground turkey or beef
- 5 medium russet potatoes, sliced into small cubes
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 cups skim milk
- 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
In a skillet over medium heat, cook ground turkey or beef until browned. Remove from heat and drain. Set aside.
Combine potatoes, onion, water, salt, and pepper in a large pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for about 15-18 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender. Add turkey to mixture. Stir in flour and milk. Cook for 2-3 more minutes or until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat and stir in cheddar cheese until cheese is melted.
~K in the Kitchen