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creamy potato and cheese soup

Creamy Potato and Cheese Soup

Cheesy potato soup is a creamy, comforting dish that's perfect for cold winter days. This simple soup recipe combines potatoes and cheddar cheese (along with other delicious ingredients) to create a tasty and hearty meal that can be made in under 45 minutes!

  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 people 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 5 cups baking potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • ¾ cup celery, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 cups milk, divided
  • 4 teaspoons chicken bouillon powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 4 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup bacon, crumbled

Toppings

  • Bacon bits or pieces
  • Chives
  • Sour cream
  • Cheddar Cheese, grated

Instructions

  1. Rinse and dry all produce.
  2. Peel potatoes and cut into 1-2 inch cubes.
  3. Peel and chop onion. Chop celery.
  4. Add butter to saute pan. Saute onion and celery in butter, on medium high heat for 3-5 minutes, until softened.
  5. Combine potatoes, and water into a 4-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer for 15 minutes, until potatoes are very soft.
  6. Reduce heat to low. Stir 2 cups of milk, bouillon, salt and pepper in with the potatoes.
  7. In a small bowl, combine 1 cup of milk with flour and stir until combined. Stir into soup, then bring to a boil for 2 minutes, until thick. Stir continually.
  8. Reduce heat to low. Add cheddar cheese and ½ cup of bacon crumbles to the soup. Stir until well combined.
  9. Serve warm. Add toppings of choice and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dinner, Lunch, Soup
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: cheese, game day, lunch, potatoes, soup