Zesty Potato Cheese Soup Recipe
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Zesty Potato Cheese Soup Recipe

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“I really like to make potato cheese soup from scratch,“ says Karen Pigmon of Corning, California. “But one night we were in a hurry, so I added a few ingredients to a can of potato soup instead. It was so good that now I always keep a few cans on hand…it’s so quick and easy! Serve it in bread bowls, and it’s always a big hit with kids.“
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of potato soup, undiluted
  • 2 cans (12 ounces each) evaporated milk
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 6 slices ready-to-serve fully cooked bacon, crumbled

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 387 calories, 20g fat (13g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 1113mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 3g fiber), 18g protein


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the potato soup and milk. Cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes or until heated through. Ladle into serving bowls. Sprinkle with cheeses and bacon. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Zesty Potato Cheese Soup in Simple & Delicious November/December 2006, p29

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Reviewed Jul. 13, 2014

"It was a little bland so I added some garlic salt , white pepper, and sour cream to taste. After that, it was very good."

Reviewed Sep. 7, 2011

"Super easy but tastes like it was made from scratch."

Reviewed Aug. 30, 2010

"This was easy to make & tasted really good, especially with the cheeses & bacon. My 11 year old & I had it with warm multi grain bread. Very good combination."

Reviewed Oct. 14, 2009

"This soup was too sweet for my taste. I think most people would like it, however, especially given how easy it is to make. My caution is: if you don't like the sweeter cheesy potato soups, you probably will not like this one. Not a bad recipe, just not for me."

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2008

"My family and I LOVE this soup. It is quick and easy to throw together and very tasty. We have had it several times since it was published and it is often requested when I ask the family what they would like to have on the weekly menu."

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