Potato Cheese & Basil Soup
Potato Cheese Soup (Don't let the Basil Scare You)
This came from an old friend years and years ago and has proven to be an absolute family favorite. It is a fabulous soup, not as typical because of the dash of basil but also doest overwhelm the soup either. It is a family favorite! 3 C potato - peeled, and cubed 1 C carrot - diced 1 C celery - chopped 1/2 c onion - diced 3 cup water 4 chicken boullion cubes bring to a boil on stop top and let simmer on low-med heat until barely tender In a separate pan make roux 3/4 C flour 2 C milk 2 C 1/2 & 1/2 3/4 C. butter Melt together and whisk until thickens and is smooth. Add to roux 12 oz Velveeta or Cheese Wiz 1 Tbl Basil (dried) or fresh basil to taste 1/2 tea pepper 1/2 tea salt (or to taste) Add to the vegetables and stir, let simmer on low heat.