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Homemade Cheesy Potato Soup Recipe

Homemade Cheesy Potato Soup Recipe

It doesn't take long for Tammy Condit, League City, Texas to put bowls of this comforting soup on the table. Convenience items such as canned soup and process cheese simplify the preparation.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min. YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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).

Nutritional Facts

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

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2015

"Great tasting soup. Good on a cold winter night or any get together."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2014

"great soup we loved it"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2014

"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 :)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2013

"Loved it a real comfort food"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2013

"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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2013

"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)."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2013

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2013

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2013

"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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2012

"Great soup"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2012

"Very good soup. I added celery, corn, ham, and carrots."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2012

"my family had tis soup and it was delisious and very good"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2012

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2012

"yummy"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2012

"Very good and easy. I also add carrots, celery and ham."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2012

"Easy and delicious! I added celery."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2012

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"Simple and very good!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2011

"This is a keeper! Everyone loved it and asked for seconds. :) I did doubled the potatoes, to make it more hearty."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2011

"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 REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2011

"My family loves this."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 28, 2011

"I make this all the time. Best potato soup ever"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 14, 2011

"Made it for Church Soup Lunchen and got request to make it again! Loved the flavor and the ease of making it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2011

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2011

"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 REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2010

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2010

"For a thicker soup add a packet of instant potatos. works like a charm"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2010

"this recipe is the greatest. both me and my mom make it often. Thicker is good but great just the way it comes out"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2010

"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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2010

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2010

"Absolutely wondeful. Any suggestions on how to make it a little thicker."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2010

"I lightened this by using skim milk, 2% velveeta cheese, healthy request cream of chicken soup, and added baked turkey bacon bits. Very good!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2010

"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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2009

"I have one word for this soup....AMAZING!!!!

I absolutley loved it!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2009

"this was awesum!!!! i added some diced cooked ham and my hubby who is a meat and potaoe guy just loved it ."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2009

"Very quick and easy to make! My whole family loved it and we doubled it!! YUMMY"

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