6 large potatoes, russet or yukon gold
2 onions, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and sliced
3 14oz. cans chicken broth
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup butter
2 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup cream or 1/2 & 1/2
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
3 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
In a large soup pot, saute the onion in the butter.Add the garlic, stirring it in the butter for just a minute . Then add the chicken broth, and the salt and pepper.
Add the carrots,
and the potatoes.
Cook until tender.
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Leave some lumps if you like texture or process until completely smooth, your choice.
Add the cream,
and the cheese. Stir it all together. Ladle it into bowls or the fancy soup tureen that's been gathering dust (wash it first), garnish with the toppings of your choice.
And don't forget to serve the help first!