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Creamy Potato and Cheese Soup Recipe

Creamy Potato and Cheese Soup Recipe

My mother-in-law shared this recipe with me shortly after my husband and I were married. A bowl of the hot and creamy soup is perfect on a cold winter day.—Michelle Wollenburg, Beatrice, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:10-12 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup cubed process American cheese (Velveeta) or shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 large potatoes, peeled, diced and cooked (about 8 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt


  • 1. In a Dutch oven, saute onion, celery and carrot in butter until tender. Stir in flour until blended. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add soup, cheese, potatoes and seasoned salt; mix well. Cook and stir until cheese is melted and soup is heated through. Yield: 10-12 servings (3 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 311 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 494 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 8 g protein.

Reviews for Creamy Potato and Cheese Soup

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Reviewed Feb. 16, 2016

"It felt like it needed some spice, but it was good. I would make it again."

Reviewed Jan. 5, 2016

"Excellent!!! The whole family loved it."

Reviewed Jul. 18, 2014

"Wow, my son made this and invited us over for dinne! Delicious, it tastes like there's cream in the soup and was surprised to find out my son used 2% milk not heavy cream. Definitely a keeper plus my son is a great cook, thanks to his many talents and Taste of Home! He also said the recipe was easy and he had all the ingredients at home. Yummy!!"

Reviewed Oct. 20, 2013

"Delicious !!!!!!!!!"

Reviewed Jul. 2, 2013

"delicious!- super easy and fast!"

Reviewed Oct. 2, 2012

"This has become a staple recipe in my house. Everyone loves it & there's never any leftovers!"

Reviewed Aug. 8, 2012

"Excellent flavor! Reminded me of times with my grandma. She makes some of the best potato soup."

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

"Very tasty recipe with a really good home cooked flavor. Although we did make a few changes: I used cream of chicken since there was no cream of mushroom in the house and we used a whole cup of Velveeta since the family loves cheese. Great soup."

Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

"I love how creamy and full of flavor this delicious soup is... I'm definitely adding this one as a favorite!"

Reviewed Oct. 16, 2011

"great soup would make again -i tweeked it a little - i added more veggies 2 more cups of milk more flour --i didn't cook potatoes ahead of time and they were perfect- i added some ham, a little thyme and fresh garlic -instead of cream of mushroom i added cream of celery. It was outstanding."

Reviewed Sep. 15, 2011

"This was very easy and quick to put together, and very tasty. I added 2 small cloves of garlic (minced) and double the celery, carrot, and onion. My kids even had seconds! A very good go to recipe to put a nice homemade meal on the table without needing too much time Cook the potatoes in the microwave to save more time."

Reviewed Feb. 11, 2011

"Very good and easy to make. I added crumbled bacon and more cheese to the top. YUM."

Reviewed Jan. 19, 2011

"I combined this recipe with another by substituting evaporated milk. I reduced the potato amount & omitted the carrots & celery, but put in celery seed. My husband just ate the entire contents of the pot!"

Reviewed Jan. 15, 2011


Reviewed Nov. 23, 2010

"Next time I would add a little bacon just to give but it was simple & delicious and I would make it again"

Reviewed Nov. 8, 2010

"Very good."

Reviewed Apr. 14, 2009

"This was a great soup that the whole family loved. My son can't have straight milk so I substituted rice milk and it worked perfectly, I did have to add a little corn startch to make it a bit thicker. I also added the potatos cut up and uncooked when I added the milk so they would stay firm. It turned out perfect and the cheese added brought it all together."

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