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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lmmanda User ID: 1101093 73313
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."

slfarnsw User ID: 1660129 124819
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2011

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

devilgrrl User ID: 5356323 56352
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."

whedonfreak User ID: 1472506 122488
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."

MelissaK User ID: 1336406 139473
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."

lismur User ID: 1519792 150879
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2008

"My finicky 9 yr. old LOVES this soup and requests it frequently. She's hard to please usually, but not when this soup is on the stove! It's fast too!!!"

5hungrykids User ID: 1062637 90618
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2008

"My oh my is this wonderful! My entire family loved this soup! I love the ease of putting this meal together. One thing I accidently did was use monterey jack cheese instead of pepper jack cheese; and I was wondering where the "zesty" was. Obviously with monterey jack cheese there is no "zesty" but that was okay, because we all loved it anyway. Next time I will be sure to use pepper jack to see if the flavor changes much. Please try this soup! It is so good! We will be making this more often. Thank you so much for the recipe."

princess5258 User ID: 1339606 57704
Reviewed May. 31, 2008

"I usually make this soup in the colder months but now I get request for it anytime. Its' fast, easy, and oh so delicious! My family loves it!"

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