Pot o' Gold Potato Soup Recipe
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Pot o' Gold Potato Soup Recipe

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This golden soup may not be what you expect to find at the end of the rainbow, but you'll treasure its rich flavor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 2-1/3 cups mashed potato flakes
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup cubed process American cheese (Velveeta)
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 285 calories, 15g fat (10g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 804mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. In a 3-qt. saucepan, saute celery and onion in butter for 2-3 minutes. stir in broth; bring to boil. Reduce heat. Add potato flakes; cook and stir for 5-7 minutes. Add milk, cheese, garlic salt and chili powder. Cook and stir until cheese is melted. Just before serving, add sour cream and heat through ( do not boil). Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Pot O' Gold Potato Soup in Quick Cooking March/April 1999, p37

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dollargirl User ID: 939213 85563
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2013

"I make this every year for St. Pat's Day - yummy!"

chocoloco User ID: 1876593 69077
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2009

"AWESOME! I added ground turky sausage to make this a main course! I can't wait to make it again!!!"

chocoloco User ID: 1876593 51187
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2009 Edited Oct. 5, 2009

"I loved this recipe. I used it as a main course by adding ground turkey sausage!"

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