Monday, March 23, 2015

Crock Pot Cheesy Potato Soup

Shout out to my friend and Twitter chef @Amydoubleyou for this great recipe. I made it in the morning, and I was to find out later in the day that the girls would be coming home early from school with lice. EEEEP. I was so glad to have dinner under control, and man was this scrumptious! Soups should really be an all year round sort of thing. So as I understand it, this is a relatively flexible recipe. Sub in chicken or carrots if it's what you have! Enjoy!

1 onion, diced
4-5 celery stalks, chopped
1 tbl butter
1 lb. country sausage
3 russet potatoes, peeled and roughly cubed
3 c. milk
3 c. chicken stock
salt & pepper to taste
dash of cayenne
1/2 c sour cream
1 c + shredded cheese

Brown and drain the sausage in a skillet. Add the onions, celery, & butter, sauté until slightly tender. Dump the contents of the skillet into your crock pot, (mine is the larger oval, and it was pretty full) pour in the milk, chicken broth, and add the potatoes. Season with the salt, pepper, and a hint of cayenne. Cook all day on low (about 7-8 hrs ish) 20 minutes before serving, with a potato masher, smoosh the bigger chunks of potatoes. Add the sour cream and cheese, stir around a bit. Serve topped with even more cheese, maybe some chopped green onion would also be a nice crunch.