Cheddar Cheese Potato Soup Recipe
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Cheddar Cheese Potato Soup Recipe

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Here's a recipe I created as an alternative to plain potato soup. Hearty and comforting, it disappears quickly when I serve it to my family on chilly evenings. Team it with bread and a salad, and you have a complete meal.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 5 cups cubed peeled potatoes
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 cups 2% milk, divided
  • 4 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 387 calories, 26g fat (15g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 985mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein .


  1. In a large Dutch oven, saute onion and celery in butter for 5 minutes. Add potatoes and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  2. Stir in 2 cups milk, bouillon, salt and pepper. Combine flour and remaining milk until smooth; gradually stir into soup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat. Add cheese and bacon; stir until cheese is melted. Yield: 10-12 servings (about 2-1/2 quarts).
Originally published as Cheddar Potato Soup in Country Woman March/April 2005, p33

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rachelbarnesjn116 245023
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2016

"I love this soup. I'm sure it's not particular healthy with the milk and cheese involved, however I add a lot of vegetables so it has more of a consistency of a stew rather than a soup. All in all, if you take out the vegetables and add something like only carrots and broccoli, this soup would be amazing as well. I also substituted the bacon with ham, and it works great as the ham doesn't get soggy like the bacon does if you leave it in.

I love this soup!!"

august1873 242117
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2016

"This was a delicious soup. I added ham chunks instead of bacon. My husband and I really enjoyed it."

dholmes3 240356
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2015

"I feed a few vegetarians so I eliminated the bacon and the chicken bouillon and used vegetable broth instead of water. It was still very flavorful!"

MUhal 238940
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2015

"I love this recipe! The only thing I did differently was add broccoli and leave out the celery. It cooks up easy and is so delicious!!"

lbraddy 234129
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2015

"This soup is amazing and sooooo easy to make! My mom and I make it pretty frequently because we love it so much. This is definitely going to become a recipe that ill use forever"

joeeefitz19 215424
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2014

"I made a lot substitutions since I didn't have time to run to the grocery store. I also added some carrots. Instead of water and bouillon cubes, I just boiled the potatoes in 3 cups of chicken broth. Also, instead of 3 cups milk I used heavy whipping cream. I only had 4 oz of cheddar cheese left so for the other 12 oz I used velveeta. It's a delicious soup, perfectly rich and creamy. Enjoy!"

ellymae7 206326
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2014

"Great tasting soup, my husband is a picky eater and he loved it!. But, it does not make 10-12 servings....not unless 1/2 cup is a serving!!! This one is a keeper recipe."

HollyRae083 63632
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2013

"This recipe is really quick and easy, and my whole family loves it. My in-laws always ask me to make it for fall. I make this soup all the time and it's always a hit."

kkutz 112950
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2013

"i made this it was very good i had left over ham i used instead of bacon will make again all my kids loved it!!"

shell7293 59467
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2012

"Quick, simple and really good. Even my picky husband and daughter liked it."

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