There’s nothing heartier than a great traditional potato soup. Whether you’re looking to warm up on a cooler day or simply fill up on a hungrier one, it’s got you covered. So how could we possibly make it better? By loading it up with broccoli, carrots, and garlic, and adding a delicious cheese sauce for a hit of cheddar that makes the whole soup divine. Even better, it’s absolutely easy to make, and your whole family is sure to enjoy it. Check it out!

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

You’ll Need
– 5 tablespoons butter, divided
– 1 small onion, small dice
– 4 medium carrots, small dice
– 4 cloves garlic, minced
– 4 medium potatoes, small dice
– 1 quart chicken broth
– 2 small broccoli heads, small dice
– ⅓ cup flour
– 3-½ cups whole milk
– 1-½ teaspoons kosher salt
– ½ teaspoon black pepper
– 4 cups cheddar cheese
– ¾ teaspoon tabasco sauce
– 6 slices bacon, precooked and chopped

How To

  1. In a large pot over medium-high heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter. Add the onions
    and sauté until translucent.
  2. Add the carrots and continue to cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant.
  4. Add the potatoes and chicken broth, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 10
  5. Add the broccoli and simmer for another 10 minutes, or until tender.
  6. While the soup is simmering, melt the remaining ¼ cup of butter in a large
    sauce pan. Whisk in the flour and cook until golden brown, about 1 minute.
  7. Whisk in the milk and continue to stir until the sauce thickens.
  8. Add the cheese and stir until melted. Season with salt, pepper and the tabasco sauce.
  9. Pour the cheese sauce into the pot with the vegetables and broth. Stir until well-combined. Season to taste. Garnish with the chopped bacon and enjoy!


    If you want a thinner soup, add additional milk in the last step to adjust the consistency.