Add vegetables (except tomatoes) to large pot of boiling, salted water. Cover and cook until tender ~ about 15 mins.
2 Cups Diced Potatoes
1 Cup Chopped Onion
1 Cup Sliced Celery
2 Cups Chopped Cauliflower
1/2 tsp Salt
2 ½ Cups Boiling Water
While the vegetables are cooking, melt butter in a skillet. Whisk in flour, then pour in milk, stirring continuously until it thickens.
Stir in spices and cheese, then remove from heat.
Pour cheese sauce into pot with vegetables and mash with potato masher, or immersion blender, until it reaches desired consistency. Stir in tomatoes.
1 ~ Substitute broccoli for cauliflower and leave tomatoes out.
2 ~ Add extra potatoes instead of cauliflower, leave tomatoes out, and add bacon and chives.
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