This delicious, hearty soup is so easy to prepare! It's warming and filling, a perfect meal for those cold, winter days! It's all made in one pot, so clean-up is a snap.
- Place first six ingredients in a large pot, and bring to a boil.
- Cover and simmer for 25 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
- Remove from heat, and puree the potato mixture with a potato masher.
- Stir in milk and seasonings, and return to heat.
- Add the cheese, and stir until melted.