Potato Soup with Cream Cheese
This is a family favorite throughout the fall and winter! It's easy to prep and great for a lazy day, filling the house with aroma. Have extended family and guests? Simply double the quantity of each item. It's that easy! I derived the potato soup with cream cheese base compliments of Panera Bread®. I added a few extras over time to appeal to the whole family. This a well balanced, full-flavored soup, with a hint of trailing heat compliments of cayenne. If you have picky "little" ones you can substitute red pepper flakes as a side garnishment. Serve with sharp shredded cheese and a loaf a fresh beer bread!
You can use 1/2 teaspoon onion powder instead of minced onion.
Garden vegetable-flavored cream cheese is a family favorite.
You can boil this in a stockpot instead of using a slow cooker.