Cheater's Potato Soup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20? minutes
Four potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 small mushroom cap, diced (optional)
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 stick butter (butter, yum!)
1/4 cup-ish instant mashed potatoes
1/4 cup-ish water
2 cups-ish milk or heavy cream
healthy amount of parsley
Cheddar cheese for topping
In medium saucepan, melt 2 tbsp of butter. Saute onions until soft; add mushroom and saute until soft and onions are lightly browned. Add potatoes and remaining butter, bring heat to med-med-high. Add water, salt, pepper and parsley. Lid and simmer until potatoes are done al dente, stirring occasionally. Add splash of milk to moisten, then add instant mashed potatoes and nutmeg. Pour in remaining milk slowly, stirring and pouring until just a little more liquefied than you actually want it, as it will thicken. Cook for another minute or so, stirring gently.
Serve immediately with cheddar cheese and hunk of sourdough!