Homemade Cheesy Potato Soup Recipe
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 6 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 5 cups water
- 2 cups milk
- 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 12 ounces process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
- Minced fresh parsley
- 1. In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, saute onion in butter. Add potatoes and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Stir in the milk, soup, garlic salt and pepper; heat through. Add cheese; stir until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 10 servings (2-1/2 quarts).
1 serving (1 cup) equals 296 calories, 14 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 781 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 12 g protein.
Reviews for Homemade Cheesy Potato Soup
"Great tasting soup. Good on a cold winter night or any get together."
"great soup we loved it"
"I made this recipe with a couple of small changes. I added 5 chicken boullion cubes to the cooking water for the potatoes to give it a bit more flavor. I used 12 oz of Velveeta as called for in the recipe, but I subbed some spicy chipotle Velveeta that I had for about 4 oz of that cheese. It gave the soup a nice little kick. Mashing the finished soup with a potato masher helped to thicken it up. It was a real hit when I made it (along with a pot of chili) for a bonfire. I think everyone had seconds! I'm making it again tonight and plan on serving with a lot of crispy bacon on top :)"
"Loved it a real comfort food"
"Was very easy to make and very good. I did add celery. To make it thicker I added flour and increased Velveeta to 16 oz. Will make again!"
"In order to get the soup thicker, you have to take out some of the water after done boiling the potatoes. I think I took out like 3 cups of water. Also, I used 16 oz of velveeta instead of 12. (I could not find a 12 oz block of velveeta at store so I bought a 16 oz block and used all of it)."
"Added carrots and celery as others suggested. It really needs more seasoning. Maybe some chicken bullion would help. I would also use heavy cream instead of milk to thicken, if you don't mind the calories of course."
"I made this with my boyfriend for his family and they loved it!!! We added cream cheese, bacon and carrots and it was amazing. They in turn made it for their church group and have had many people ask for the recipe. It was very easy to make and tastes so good. I've recommended it to friends and coworkers."
"This is a great recipe and easy to make. I added celery and also puréed the soup for a smoother texture. I added crumbled bacon on top. Very delicious!"
"Very good soup. I added celery, corn, ham, and carrots."
"my family had tis soup and it was delisious and very good"
"This is a fabulous recipe. I tweaked it by using evaporated milk to thicken, sauteed minced garlic with the onions, used Celtic sea salt instead of garlic salt, added more potatoes, and added Hormel bacon pieces."
"Very good and easy. I also add carrots, celery and ham."
"Easy and delicious! I added celery."
"I have made this many times and it is very good and easy. I put in 2/3 cup of chopped onion and 2/3 cup of chopped celery."
"Simple and very good!"
"This is a keeper! Everyone loved it and asked for seconds. :) I did doubled the potatoes, to make it more hearty."
"I put a few slices of bacon in with the butter and onions to add a bit more flavor. My family loves this soup."
"My family loves this."
"I make this all the time. Best potato soup ever"
"Made it for Church Soup Lunchen and got request to make it again! Loved the flavor and the ease of making it."
"I added cheddar cheese, used evaporated milk, and used chicken broth instead of the soup. Thickened the soup with Instant potatoes and added brocolli to the soup. It was wonderful."
"We really enjoyed this soup. I cut the recipe in half and mashed some of the potatoes up to thicken the soup a bit. I was also serving steamed Broccoli as a side dish but decided to chop it up and add it to the soup. Yummy."
"my whole family enjoyed this; to make it thicker, after soup is done, take a potato masher and mash some of the potatos up until the soup is as creamy as you like. We also added real bacon bits when it was served."
"For a thicker soup add a packet of instant potatos. works like a charm"
"this recipe is the greatest. both me and my mom make it often. Thicker is good but great just the way it comes out"
"I put cream of celery in it and cubed ham.Once it was ready, I put in a little flour/water to thicken it up a bit.Fantastic!"
"I haven't made this recipe yet, but when I do I will use half and half in place of milk so it will be thicker."
"Absolutely wondeful. Any suggestions on how to make it a little thicker."
"I lightened this by using skim milk, 2% velveeta cheese, healthy request cream of chicken soup, and added baked turkey bacon bits. Very good!"
"This recipe was awesome! I also added a bag of frozen broccoli. I made it for my husband and me, and it was great! I had cooked some smoked sausage on the side and added it to my bowl, and it was fantastic!"
"I have one word for this soup....AMAZING!!!!I absolutley loved it!!!"
"this was awesum!!!! i added some diced cooked ham and my hubby who is a meat and potaoe guy just loved it ."
"Very quick and easy to make! My whole family loved it and we doubled it!! YUMMY"