A rather rich soup, but very delicious. It contains three types of cheese - Cheddar, Swiss, and processed cheese food.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large stock pot, combine water, chicken broth, chicken soup base, black pepper, carrots, diced potatoes, and onions. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat. Simmer 15 minutes, or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.

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  • Add celery and red bell pepper, and simmer for 5 minutes.

  • Gradually add mayonnaise to hot soup, whisking until smooth. Reduce heat to medium low. Gradually stir in processed cheese, sharp Cheddar cheese, and Swiss cheese; continue stirring until cheese melts, about 5 minutes.

  • Mix in potato flakes. Remove from heat, and let sit for 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

327.2 calories; 11.6 g protein; 20.6 g carbohydrates; 32.2 mg cholesterol; 1377 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2013
I was looking for a potato cheese soup recipe that I could use here where I live-- in Germany-- because cheddar cheese is almost nonexistant here. I live in middle Bavaria and none of the shops around here have it not even the cheese shops. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/12/2009
There is nothing German about this soup except that maybe it was made by someone that is of german descendant. If you must call it American/European Cheezy Potato Soup Read More
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50 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 41
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2013
I was looking for a potato cheese soup recipe that I could use here where I live-- in Germany-- because cheddar cheese is almost nonexistant here. I live in middle Bavaria and none of the shops around here have it not even the cheese shops. Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2013
I was looking for a potato cheese soup recipe that I could use here where I live-- in Germany-- because cheddar cheese is almost nonexistant here. I live in middle Bavaria and none of the shops around here have it not even the cheese shops. Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2005
I LOVE this recipe! I find that it tastes better with only two tablespoons of fat free mayo and broccoli added. Everytime I've made it this way people have raved! Thanks for this GREAT treat! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2005
I havent tried this recipe yet but to reply to the reviewer from middle bavaria I also live in middle bavaria (regensburg) and I was about to make the same comment about callling a recipe german that calls for swiss cheese but you beat me to it. However the point of my comment is this if you are looking for cheddar go to the closest kaufland and head for the cheese counter- it does exist here it just takes going to a giant discount supermarket to find it (I've never found it in netto but ours is small and a bigger aldi might have it too). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2003
Delicious soup and worth the time of cutting up the vegetables!!! We will definetly keep this one on our menu! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2011
This had great flavor and everything cooked evenly. Didn't need the potato flakes for thickening the cheese did that on it's own. This is not a 5 star for a couple of reasons. First off b/c of all the cheese chicken broth (low sodium at that) and mayonnaise this was nearly too salty. Second for our tastes it was way too rich. I think next time I will half the Velveeta and add low fat milk instead. Also we topped it off with about a T of bacon did not use any of the grease. It was very pretty with the carrots and red bell peppers and the celery was a nice touch. All in all a great winter time stick to your bones soup recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/12/2009
There is nothing German about this soup except that maybe it was made by someone that is of german descendant. If you must call it American/European Cheezy Potato Soup Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/12/2006
The taste of this soup is very good with the vegetable combination. I like the idea of thickening the soup with instant potato flakes. But cheddar is not an ideal melting cheese in soup it clumps making the soup unappealing..and the greasy yellow layer on the surface of the soup. I will make this again but use only the loaf cheese cube up a 2lb box. Leave out the swiss and cheddar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2010
Yummy and easy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2006
We got snowed in today and this made a HUGE pot of soup that we were able to share with our neighbors. I replaced the celery (because I am not a fan) with broccoli and the swiss cheese with shredded asiago. I added about 12 oz of velveeta cheese because I felt it needed to be a little thicker and I definitely needed to add salt. I also added some turkey bacon for a little flair. Dee-lish!! Read More
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