Cheesy Potato Soup

Original recipe from allrecipes.com

INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS
  1. In a large pot over medium heat, melt 4 T. butter. Saute the onions, garlic, and celery in the butter for 5 to 10 minutes, or until tender.
  2. Stir in the water, potato cubes, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil and then simmer until the potatoes are tender.
  3. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt 4 T. butter. Add flour and stir constantly for 2 minutes. Add milk and continue to stir for about 5 minutes, or until it starts to thicken. Add cheese and stir until melted.
  4. Pour this into the soup, stirring constantly until soup has thickened, about 5 minutes. Garnish with the parsley, bacon bits, green onion.