Veggie Cheese Soup Recipe
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Veggie Cheese Soup Recipe

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My niece makes this in a slow cooker by putting in all the ingredients but the cheese. When the veggies are tender, she adds the cubed cheese and 5 minutes later, a nutritious meal is served. —Jean Hall, Rapid City, South Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 2 small red potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2-3/4 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) reduced-fat reduced-sodium condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 3 cups frozen California-blend vegetables, thawed
  • 1/2 cup chopped fully cooked lean ham
  • 8 ounces reduced-fat process cheese (Velveeta), cubed

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 115 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 682mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. In a large nonstick saucepan coated with a cooking spray, cook onion and celery over medium heat until onion is tender. Stir in the potatoes, water and bouillon. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; gradually stir into soup. Return to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in condensed soup until blended.
  3. Reduce heat; add vegetables and ham. Cook and stir until vegetables are tender. Stir in cheese until melted. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Veggie Cheese Soup in Healthy Cooking February/March 2009, p41

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shellytow1 User ID: 1567417 255002
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2016

"This is the BEST!!! Making it tonight!!!!! : )"

RinIowa User ID: 8064578 235976
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2015

"Excellent soup!"

dilbert098 User ID: 3743376 233139
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2015

"Super easy to make. quick. Delicious. I added salt, pepper, lemon & her seasoning and "garlic plus" by clubhouse for spices. I used turkey instead of ham. 10/10 will make again."

mkaskela User ID: 6061564 224056
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2015

"Fantastic! I altered it slightly though. I omitted the celery, used three red potatoes, used 2 T of flour instead of 1 of cornstarch (didn't have it), 5 c of veggies instead of 3, 12 oz of cheese instead of 8, and then since it was so thick I added some chicken broth. Loved it and super easy. All the other ingredients that it called for I kept the same."

Mandy257 User ID: 6312943 218549
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2015

"I made this for my MIL, she loved it. I has some too, and it was very good. I did add extra veggies, extra ham and veggies. I added extra garlic too."

puzzlemad User ID: 3329799 157633
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2014

"We didn't like this at all. The verges were mushy & it lacked flavor."

Rupandeep User ID: 7816588 100472
Reviewed May. 23, 2014

"Finally some good Veg soup"

sddeck User ID: 7279512 82111
Reviewed May. 15, 2014

"Amazing!!! My family, including my kids both under the age of 3, gobbled it up."

WendyHewitt User ID: 1363693 156073
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2014


sbuffman User ID: 1497756 109198
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2013

"So, so good!"

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