2-1/2 pound unpeeled small red potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 large onion, chopped
3 celery ribs, chopped
3 bacon strips, chopped
8 cups milk
4 cups water
3 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3/4 cup butter, cubed
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
Shredded cheddar cheese and chopped green onions
Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-12 minutes or until tender. Drain and set aside.
In a Dutch oven or large soup kettle, saute the onion, celery and bacon until vegetables are tender; drain well. Add the milk, water, bouillon, salt and pepper; heat through (do not boil).
In a large saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat for 1 minute. Gradually add cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Stir into soup. Add parsley and potatoes; heat through. Sprinkle with cheese and green onions. Yield: 18 servings (4-1/2 quarts).
* We prefer more “stuffing” than this recipe calls for. I double the onions, celery, bacon and potatoes.
Recipe Courtesy of Taste of Home