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Zesty Potato Cheese Soup

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


6 servings

“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.“


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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  • lmmanda
    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.

  • farrellnm
    Nov 15, 2011

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  • jbvieregge
    Oct 30, 2011

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  • slfarnsw
    Sep 7, 2011

    Super easy but tastes like it was made from scratch.

  • mjlord
    Mar 21, 2011

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  • devilgrrl
    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
    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.

  • elise87
    Jan 25, 2009

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  • MelissaK
    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
    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!!!