This is a fantastic soup to make St. Patrick’s Day more special! For this occasion I like to use Kerrygold’s Aged Cheddar Cheese with Irish Whiskey imported from Ireland! This rich and creamy aged cheddar cheese has undertones of the smooth, woody and nutty taste of pure Irish Whiskey. It gives this soup even more flavor and makes it more fun to eat. I hope you enjoy it!
1 tbsp Olive oil
1 1/2 cups sliced Leeks, diced and rinsed well
1 cup Carrots, diced
2 tbsp Flour
8 medium Russet Potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 cups Milk, 1%
1 cup Chicken broth
1 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Ground White Pepper
1 cup Mashed Potatoes
Crumbled Turkey Bacon
Grated Sharp Cheddar
I bought Yukon Gold mashed potatoes from my local grocery store. The smaller you dice your potatoes the quicker this soup will cook. I cube my potatoes a little larger and it takes about 50 minutes to cook. I like to cube some of the potatoes smaller to allow for a thicker texture. If you wish to make a creamier soup, consider using a hand blender to puree. I do not add to much salt or pepper because more can be added when serving. The longer the soup simmers, the thicker it becomes. So adjust your cooking time and how large or small you dice your potatoes based upon the desired thickness of your soup.
In a 4-quart saucepan, add olive oil then saute the onion and carrots until both are slightly tender, about 5 minutes. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Add the potatoes, milk, and chicken broth. Cook over medium heat until the potatoes are very soft and some of them have begun to break down for a thicker soup. Add salt and pepper and mashed potatoes and heat through.
Serve soup sprinkled with turkey bacon bits, grated cheese, and chives.
If you like soup and stews, then check out:
Ginger Chicken Noodle Soup (or stew when I make it!)
Rosemary & Smoked Chicken Dumpling Stew
Creamy Pumpkin Soup with a Kick!
My Version of Murgh Mumtaz Mahal or Indian Chicken Curry Soup
Super Bowl Turkey Chili With Cornbread
Chicken Pot Pie
Minestrone Slow-Cooked Stew
Tomato Basil Orzo Soup – thank you Wegmans!