Cheddar Potato Soup Recipe
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Cheddar Potato Soup Recipe

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My home state is famous for cheese, which I use in many recipes such as this creamy soup. Cheddar gives it a sunny color and tantalizing taste. A good meal starter, it's also a great choice for a light lunch or supper when teamed with a salad and bread. -Mark Trinklein, Racine, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups diced peeled potatoes
  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash paprika
  • Seasoned croutons and minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 239 calories, 13g fat (9g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 586mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, saute onion and celery in butter until tender. Add potatoes and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  2. Puree in small batches in a blender until smooth; return to the pan. Stir in the cheese, milk, pepper and paprika. Cook and stir over low heat until the cheese is melted. Garnish with croutons and parsley. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Cheddar Potato Soup in Taste of Home February/March 2002, p31

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shannondobos User ID: 5115022 237605
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2015

"I thought this soup was incredible! As with any soup, I really struggle to make the recipe EXACTLY as written. I halved the recipe (because I was only having one friend over for lunch), but I kept the amount of onion, celery, and pepper the same. I think this is really necessary for the seasoning to be right for my tastes. I didn't have any trouble with the consistency as some other reviewers did. I will definitely make again, as will my friend, who took home the recipe."

turfspray User ID: 8552537 233705
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2015

"Great recipe, easy, tasty."

DLorien User ID: 8404089 227538
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2015

"Disappointing. I made a double batch because I had some Cheddar Potato soup at a local restaurant and couldn't wait to try this one out...but it was way too bland. I spent an hour adding all kinds of things, like Worcestershire, garlic powder, more salt and pepper, and anything else I though would give this some flavor. Beside the blandness, my particular soup was too starchy. That might be more my fault than the recipe, but I used 3-1/2 large yukon gold potatoes...about 8 cups (remember, this was a double batch), so I don't think it was an ingredient problem. I'll attempt this soup again, but with a different recipe."

tonya1368 User ID: 8278648 221938
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2015

"A little too mushy and bland for me..I added some cooked cubed potatoes and topped with green onions..the base is good though"

djones84 User ID: 8162723 215058
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2014

"AMAZING!! I left some potatos in chunks. added some more broth and milk and it wasnt thick or stringy. i will def make again...oh and LOL at male cow lactate no master chef but even i didnt mess this up=]"

Muddyfrogwater User ID: 8035891 131118
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2014

"To: HiThere.....Just do you know what "male cow lactate" tastes like? And, by the way, what IS a "male cow"?"

HiThereimHereToInformYou User ID: 7661445 76516
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2014

"This wasted all of my good cheddar cheese, and tasted of male cow lactate. Please fix it, thanks!"

Rajeeko User ID: 6873627 100901
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2013

"I followed the instructions and ended up with stringy clumps of cheese."

patty2222 User ID: 3169897 204762
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"Excellent and easy, followed others suggestions and left some chuncks along with some carrots and broccoli. A definite keeper!! thanks for sharing!"

juliedkop User ID: 6407859 40803
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2012

"Delicious soup! My hubby loved it. I omitted the celery the first time I made it, when I make it the next time, I will leave some of the potatoes chunky, as some others said, and I am going to add chopped, fresh broccoli to it while the potatoes simmer as well. I may also top it with green onions to give it some color! Yum!"

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