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Veggie Cheese Soup Recipe

Veggie Cheese Soup Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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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!"

nicswhips User ID: 7447683 168343
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2013

"Super good and easy! I sauteed garlic with the onions and celery and added more potatoes , ham and veggies than called for. served with garlic bread, We loved it"

SonyadrB User ID: 1936366 173136
Reviewed May. 2, 2013

"I forgot to give it my 5 stars :)"

SonyadrB User ID: 1936366 156072
Reviewed May. 2, 2013

"After reading so many reviews about it being a little bland I decided to add a can of mild Rotel which has lots of flavor but almost no heat. I also added some fresh zucchini and bite size chicken cubs. I boiled my own chicken and use the broth from that instead of the bouillion granules. Since I used a onion when cooking my chicken/broth I only used half a onion in the soup. I think the changes I made added a lot of flavor and I will be making this again. My husband and daughter are not soup eaters but my mom and I loved it."

Amy810 User ID: 7236856 156064
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2013

"quick, easy, filling, loved by the whole family and inexpensive. Made it without ham and corn starch... Only because I didn't have any."

puglady16 User ID: 7077906 170784
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2013

"Excellent soup!!!!!"

cmarie_1124 User ID: 5693915 100463
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2013

"I used regular Velveeta instead of the reduced-fat version, and 6 small red potatoes. I also used regular bouillon - not sure where to find reduced sodium? The soup was okay, not bad but not exciting. Probably will not make this again."

Lheyzthecook13 User ID: 7107594 109196
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2013

"I won the Cooking Contest for Nutrition Month in Our school.... Our judges say It's really healthy... Thank you so much.... I encourage everyone to cook this healthful meal.... It's simple but award winning... mentioning,

First Place!"

hellocodyy User ID: 6993736 170011
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2012

"I made this for sunday dinner with some biscuits. It was really easy, and everyone loved it. I used 5 potatoes, two 12 oz bags of vegetables and a can of lima beans. Tons of leftovers, even after four very hungry people had seconds. Next time I might just use shredded cheese instead of velveeta, though. Will make it again!"

shiny0torchic User ID: 6958458 109195
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2012

"This soup was a great hit with my family. I made a couple tiny changes. I ended up buying the wrong potatoes, so I ended up with lots more potatoes, and instead of the chicken bouillon and water, I substituted for a can of chicken broth. I also used condensed cream of chicken and mushroom soup. Next time I make this, I think I'll add tiny cubes of chicken. I didn't use the ham when I made it, but while I was eating it all I could think of was chicken, lol. Great recipe, it's getting jotted down in the recipe book so that my family can eat it again and again."

mariposa767 User ID: 1061551 109173
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2012

"Very easy to make soup that my husband and daughter and I all love. We usually have leftovers and those are great too!"

minks05 User ID: 5209140 98907
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2012

"This is the second I made this, and I find I liked it even more than I remembered. My sometimes-picky 8 year old just finished his 2nd bowl, so it gets high marks from me! I did not use the cream of chicken soup, I used 7 small red potatoes, and used 3 instead of 2 bullion cubes and half water, half chicken broth. It's fantastic, and it would be easy to prep everything the evening before, then just put it together when you're ready to cook. Yum!"

mariposa767 User ID: 1061551 98490
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2012

"One of our favorite soups so far!"

brftrdvm User ID: 5557069 154578
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2012

"This was delicious and easy to make! The perfect thick and cheesy soup."

kgburgess User ID: 2727982 173128
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2012

"I've tried at least 10 different soups from the Comfort Food Diet, and they were all really good. But this one is the best, by far! It was so cheesy and creamy and truly comforting in every sense of the word! My 12 year old son just gobbled it up. My husband took it for lunch and loved it, too. This is one I will be making again and again. For the veggie blend, I used the Broccoli Normandy blend from BJ's (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, yellow squash, and zucchini). I cut the pieces up so they'd be bite sized in the soup. I wish I could give this recipe more than 5 was THAT good! It's the kind of soup where you want to clean your bowl with a piece of buttered bread at the end!"

Tammy0203 User ID: 6328152 82101
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2012

"Made without the ham and the fam loved it!"

kayco923 User ID: 1748021 78619
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2012

"Also did not add the soup"

kayco923 User ID: 1748021 154576
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2012

"soup good but bland, I added a jar of medium hot salsa and it changed the flavor to great."

leroyandbill User ID: 3432932 98905
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2012

"This is a good basic receipe. Would I modify it, of course. I believe that most receipes offer themselves to be altered by each persons tastes. If I try something and I REALLY love, I leave it alone and cook it as it is. Other times, I add my own special "likes"...In my humble opinion, that's what receipes are all about..SHARING"

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 173126
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2011

"Okay but not enough flavor to be a keeper."

AntJudy User ID: 5109008 134696
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2011

"I love it!"

AntJudy User ID: 5109008 169860
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2011

"great, easy, not time consuming."

Mamaorr User ID: 5857072 154574
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2011

"This recipe was really good. My family loved it except for the fact that it was a little on the bland side which was easily remedied with a little hot shot. I will be making this again very soon."

Paminspringfield User ID: 4785664 100457
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2011

"My family loved the soup. I did not have the reduced sodium ingredients that it called for, so I just made them with regular. We all enjoyed it and it was easy to make. They all said it was a keeper!"

dezzie0807 User ID: 4072915 173125
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2011

"I added a can of peas, some garlic, a bay leaf and some red pepper I also put in 14oz of ham vs 4oz put in in the crock pot on low for 5 hours and high for 1 hour the potatoes weren't quite done. this wqas soso YUMMY!!! This recapie is a keeper!"

annfeher User ID: 4349412 98477
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2011

"Forgot to mention that I left out the potatoes and ham."

annfeher User ID: 4349412 169856
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2011

"Excellent flavor! The first time I made this recipe I followed the instructions just as written and enjoyed it very much. I have made it several times since then using a variety of ingredients to help make it low carb. I think my favorite variation includes 2 split chicken breasts - bone-in, cream of celery soup (lower in carbs) and a 32 oz. container of low sodium chicken broth. For herbs and spices I seasoned with Mrs. Dash table blend and a couple of bay leaves. I cooked it in the pressure cooker and when it was done, carefully removed the chicken breasts and turned the cooker down to warm. While waiting for the chicken to cool so I could slice it off the bones, I used my immersion blender to smooth out the ingredients in the cooker. I then added a small bag of mixed veggies and the cheese - oh yes, and a splash of sherry. To finish I added the sliced chicken and let it sit until the mixed veggies were done. OMG!! Too good to be true and LOW CARB in case anyone is interested. Thanks Jean!!!"

cheriwinkle User ID: 1239361 109170
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2011

"Thank you Slosh29! No one is going to find everyone of the thousands of recipes on TOH to their personal liking. Please just move on to something you like without serving up negativity to the rest of us."

DAORLO User ID: 5816876 154572
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2011

"This soup is wonderful. I also made it substituting chicken for the ham with equally good results."

krystallozing User ID: 5640070 168337
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2011

"Very yummy!! I would blend the veggies or cut them up much smaller next time for kids."

kayco923 User ID: 1748021 98475
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2011

"I Left out the ham, potatoes and soup, added low sodium chicken broth and the soup was very delicious"

Mrsfranmac User ID: 2692389 154534
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2011

"My husband and I loved this soup. The only change I made was to substitute a can of low-sodium chicken broth for some of the water."

kmccorqu User ID: 1597458 170006
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2011

"Very tasty. I used chicken stock instead of water and bouillon, and added all 32 ounces in the container. Also added more ham and potatoes, and we had lots of leftovers. I will think about using the immersion blender for some of the veggies next time, to thicken the soup and hide the celery and onion from my picky eater."

brazenlove User ID: 5575037 173058
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2010

"i made this today for lunch together with garlic bread and my husband and i loved it! i also like the fact that its so healthy. my hubby is a health buff so this is very good for him, and its so delicious!"

eye_lady User ID: 4552636 82098
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2010

"I too used a slow cooker, about 3 to 5 hours on high. I used canned low sodium ckn broth. Because of picky eaters, instead of thickening the soup I used an immersion blender before I added the Velvetta cheese. This was so thick and tasty, we will add this to our "keeper" file."

jjjmjz User ID: 4408712 170780
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2010

"I don't believe this was a low sodium recipe for the previous review! I made this and it tasted great!"

slosh29 User ID: 2793210 78594
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2010

"I am just curious about the last review..If they disagreed with almost every single ingredient why not just close the window and look elsewhere. Why would you review something you obviously objected to and likely did not make. When I read these I want to know how the recipe tasted. Not an opinion of ingredients, cooking methods or nutritional values."

pattie7 User ID: 4938806 154522
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2010

"Bouillion cubes have way to much salt, even reduced sodium, cream of chicken soup to salty, ham salty. Velveeta is very salty. Cut the bouillon cubes find an alternative, find no salt soup, the vegetables have salt, this is a good recipe and will taste better with changes. I made my version as I want to taste food not salt."

Glenda B User ID: 4673846 78591
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2010

"My husband loved it. I did it in a slow cooker. I found you should use less water if you do it that way. Also I used a large shallot instead of onion. The flavor was fantastic.

Glenda B"

fxfinder2 User ID: 4775960 157631
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2010

"I love this soup! I use mixed vegetables instead of the california vegetables and my family eats it up!"

[email protected] User ID: 1926552 78586
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2010

"Creamy, well-seasoned with no alterations to recipe. I might use more ham next time."

menlo User ID: 407561 169855
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2010

"This one's a keeper. Delicious! My hubby isn't into trying new types of recipes, but he loved it! I made it in the crock pot and it was great!"

Cathy1953 User ID: 304940 154518
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2010

"This soup was excellent. My husband loved it and wants me to make it again. It had a good cheesy flavor for a light version of a soup. I do Weight Watchers and this is a low point soup and filling."

berumen User ID: 2492959 169979
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2010

"this soup has very good flavor. I used fresh veggies and boilded them with the potatos. the soup was great"

Kymberly68 User ID: 3906210 173046
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2009

"easy and excellent. I just dump everything into my slow-cooker and let it go for 4-6 hours. This is one my 9 yo daughter is already begging me to make again, and my 11 yo "soup hater" loved it as well!"

audrey427 User ID: 305372 169853
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2009

"Very good soup. I am a vegetarian so I substituted cream of celery soup and omitted the ham."

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