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Cream of Potato & Cheddar Soup

The Yukon Gold potatoes my daughter shares from her garden make this soup incredible. Add some cheddar cheese and crisp croutons, and it’s just heavenly. It's total comfort with the simplicity of good ingredients! —Cindi Bauer, Marshfield, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 7-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    11 servings (2-3/4 quarts)


  • 8 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • Optional toppings: Salad croutons, crumbled cooked bacon, chives and additional shredded sharp cheddar cheese


  • Combine the first 7 ingredients in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours or until potatoes are tender.
  • Stir in cheese and cream. Cover and cook 30 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Garnish servings with toppings of your choice.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 212 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 475mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

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  • Cookiesnob
    Feb 27, 2019

    This was easy and pretty good. I'll use cream of chicken soup next time instead of cream of celery though because the celery flavor was stronger than we like. It was best topped with crumbled bacon and croutons.

  • tomo805
    Feb 27, 2019

    After eating a bowl of this soup, I used an immersion blender to grind up some of potatoes and veggies. the result was just what we were looking for. I will be making this again.

  • pajamaangel
    Nov 20, 2018

    My soup had great flavor but it was more like chunky mashed potatoes. Mine was not as soupy as the other reviewers stated theirs were.

  • DianeC23
    Jan 28, 2016

    The soup was ok, but I was hoping for a thicker & creamier base (more like chowder). It was very easy to make and can be done ahead of time. I made mine the night before, put it in the refrigerator, and then set it to cook in the morning. Dinner was done when I got home! Not sure if I'd make it again, though.

  • Dianaore
    Jan 6, 2013

    I was thrilled to see this was a crock-pot recipe but was disappointed that mine was not more of a chowder thickness. I was so wanting it to be a thicker soup and mine just wasn't. Its taste was okay, but I will lean more towards a baked potato soup over this one.

  • Cookie Crumble
    Nov 13, 2012

    No comment left

  • mreilly615
    May 30, 2012

    This was just alright. There are much better cheddar potato soup recipes on here than this one.

  • fronczak
    May 16, 2012

    Add some grated carrots for flavor, texture, and color. Soup tastes even better the next day.

  • danielleylee
    Mar 11, 2012

    Bacon adds a wonderful smoky touch. This soup is very creamy and we used skim milk and fat free half and half. We had to substitute the cream of celery for cream of chicken but the switch worked well.

  • 1DomesticGoddess
    Mar 6, 2012

    "For those who'd like to view a much quicker version of this recipe, here's the original recipe I had submitted. I like that it didn't take all day to cook this in my crock-pot."Cream of Potato & Cheddar Cheese Soup6 cups peeled, cubed, Yukon Gold Potatoes1 cup diced red onion1/2 cup diced celery (1 large stalk)1 (14 ounce) can chicken broth1 (14 ounce) can low sodium chicken broth1 (10.5 ounce) can cream of celery soup1 teaspoon garlic powder1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper1 cup half-and-half cream1-1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheesecheese garlic croutons, to garnish the soup (optional)Add the cans of chicken broth to a 3-1/2 quart size crock-pot.Add the garlic powder and white pepper as well. Then add the onion, celery, and potatoes. Stir in the cream of celery soup.Cover the crock-pot. Cook on high for 3 hrs, or 3 hrs. & 15 mins., until the potatoes are cooked through.Once the potatoes are cooked, add the half-and-half cream, and stir. Add the 1-1/2 cups of the shredded cheese, and stir.Cover the crock-pot, and let set until the cheese melts. Once the cheese has melted, stir the soup.Serve soup garnished with the cheese garlic flavored croutons, if desired.This soup makes: 6 servings