Saute onions in margarine. Add potatoes, carrots, and celery. Pour in about 4 cups water. Allow to boil until vegetables are tender. Do not drain. Mash vegetables. Pour in milk, lower heat to simmer. Add cheese and allow to melt. Season with salt and white pepper.
Chopped chicken breast or sliced smoked sausage can be added and cooked after vegetables are mashed.
Gumbos, Soups, Chowders
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana