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Nacho Potato Soup Recipe

Nacho Potato Soup Recipe

"This soup is super easy to make! Since it starts with a box of au gratin potatoes, you don't have to peel or slice them," shares Sherry Dickerson of Sebastopol, Mississippi. "A co-worker recommended the recipe to me. Now my husband requests it often."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 1 package (5-1/4 ounces) au gratin potatoes
  • 1 can (11 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 2 cups cubed process American cheese (Velveeta)
  • Dash hot pepper sauce, optional
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional


  • 1. In a 3-qt. saucepan, combine the contents of potato package, corn, tomatoes and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-18 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Add the milk, cheese and hot pepper sauce if desired; cook and stir until the cheese is melted. Garnish with parsley if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings (2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 234 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 980mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.

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hokiecarol User ID: 8101938 254814
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2016

"I've made this many times. Love it! I've even added cooked shrimp. Very yummy and filling!"

krysfielder User ID: 5728656 237049
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2015

"I really like this, my family says it's alright. I top it with sour cream so it isn't too spicy for the kids."

trusso User ID: 3485639 220019
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2015

"I made this years ago, it's super easy (always a winner in my book) and I'm still making it, tastes great and people are always really surprised by the fact it starts with boxed potatoes. Great quick soup! Loaf of Italian bread and salad and you are good to go."

pettymama User ID: 1026286 202512
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2012

"This is one of our favorites!"

alisab1 User ID: 4961353 23023
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2012

"YUMMY - this was so easy and so good. Made this for a party at work and will be making again tomorrow for home. Love it."

lydiawoz User ID: 1016707 21240
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2012

"This is an easy and quick soup that I will definitely make again. I used a can of diced tomatoes and a can of diced green chiles because that is what I had on hand. Also added a little cumin and chili powder for extra flavor. Thank you, Sherry, for the great recipe!"

recipehound54 User ID: 4246730 50544
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2012

"This has been a family favorite since it was first published over a decade ago. I always have the ingredients on hand and it goes from kettle to table in under 30 minutes. I'd give it ten stars if I could!"

debbiepski User ID: 5015543 47497
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2012

"I've made this recipe since it first came out in the magazine and it has become a family favorite. My daughter even asks for it for her birthday dinner. So good and so easy!"

tobinhouse User ID: 1724221 52104
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2011

"We love this soup and it is easy to make. We usually add ham or sausage. This is excellent in a slow cooker."

jkl337 User ID: 1475537 26110
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2011

"One of the easiest, tastiest recipes ever."

slcforchrist User ID: 1683568 44941
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"My kids really like this meal. It's a great go-to when the kids ask what is for dinner and I've completely lost track of time. On occasion I've added kielbasa or leftover chicken. Very versatile. Thanks"

keppat1 User ID: 2688980 26108
Reviewed May. 3, 2010

"We love this recipe. I add 1 lb. sliced fully cooked smoked sausage to this soup. It is a very food addition."

karenpdunn User ID: 527754 79007
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2010

"This is an all-time favorite at my house. I double the recipe and take it in the crock pot to luncheons at work and also to our senior adult get-togethers at church. Everyone loves it and asks for the recipe. Instead of Velveeta, I use the cholesterol-free sandwich slice cheese (12 slices) that I find at our local grocery for $1 or less."

AMWmomofsix User ID: 4493382 49175
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2009

"This soup had pretty good flavor. My kids thought it was wonderful."

slug9000 User ID: 3827284 202511
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2009

"Very easy to make! It's a little cheesy, though--I'd recommend a little less Velveeta and more hot pepper sauce (I like Frank's Red Hot). Very easy to make, though!"

jherrewig User ID: 2412372 21334
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2009

"My husband is in love with this dish. I have to pretend I forget in order not to have to make it every week ;)"

jenjen1177 User ID: 1012662 23021
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2009

"Delicious! It's quite spicy but very yummy. I'm planning to make it again and add taco meat. Also, I made it with 2% cheese and skim milk, and it was still rich and creamy. A wonderful meal itself or addition to a Mexican dish!"

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