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

Reviews for Creamy Potato and Cheese Soup

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chefheidi18 User ID: 8210724 243897
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2016

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

MY REVIEW User ID: 3864962 241139
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2016

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

DragonSlayersRosebud User ID: 198468 52105
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!!"

m0mma User ID: 7451877 23874
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2013

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

cmkbf User ID: 6173693 52102
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2013

"delicious!- super easy and fast!"

paminator User ID: 5048552 85346
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2012

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

Baraness24 User ID: 6713902 69810
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2012

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

TexasCookie User ID: 4277703 85344
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."

Cheddar8991 User ID: 4918164 19513
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!"

jsteidley User ID: 2636285 85325
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."

joepeg21 User ID: 4394163 23873
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."

ssmolha User ID: 1224821 32218
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2011

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

mother of 3 User ID: 1726536 60908
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!"

bkennedy User ID: 2039325 52095
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2011


jemmawagner User ID: 5335863 19511
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"

lenoirlady User ID: 4024949 19509
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2010

"Very good."

vancie121 User ID: 4084750 70166
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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