This is a thick, hearty soup. Kids love this because of the cheesy flavor.

Marge

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large stock pot add potatoes, celery, onion, chicken bouillon, water and parsley flakes. Season with salt and pepper and simmer until vegetables become tender.

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  • In a separate bowl mix flour and milk. Once it is well blended, add to soup mixture and cook until soup becomes thick.

  • Stir in cheese, cooked ham or hamburger and simmer until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

299 calories; protein 16.5g 33% DV; carbohydrates 24.3g 8% DV; fat 14.7g 23% DV; cholesterol 57.4mg 19% DV; sodium 1389.4mg 56% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2007
This is a fantastic recipe. I had to make a few modifications because where I live in France, some ingredients are either not available or not exactly the same. Therefore, I substituted cheddar cheese for the american cheese and bacon for the ham. The other thing I always always do is sautee the vegetables (onion & celery) first. I just prefer the flavors that sauteeing brings out. I Fried the bacon and set aside. Used 2 tbsp. of bacon drippings to sautee the onion & celery then followed the recipe as stated. I added the bacon (crumbled) at the point where the ham would have been added. This is by far my favorite potato soup recipe that I've tried. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/31/2011
This was OK but not my favorite. I have a similar potato soup recipe that uses smoked sausage and corn (no celery) along with the cheese and potatoes and we like that a whole lot more! Read More
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  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2007
This is a fantastic recipe. I had to make a few modifications because where I live in France, some ingredients are either not available or not exactly the same. Therefore, I substituted cheddar cheese for the american cheese and bacon for the ham. The other thing I always always do is sautee the vegetables (onion & celery) first. I just prefer the flavors that sauteeing brings out. I Fried the bacon and set aside. Used 2 tbsp. of bacon drippings to sautee the onion & celery then followed the recipe as stated. I added the bacon (crumbled) at the point where the ham would have been added. This is by far my favorite potato soup recipe that I've tried. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2003
Made this for dinner last night...and OH MY GOD!!! This is IT!! I didnt have any ham so I use some keilbasa...threw that in while it was simmering, also added some crushed garlic...YUM..It's all gone and I am going to make more for dinner tonight. Perfect for COLD WINTER NIGHTS!!! Thanks Marge! This is a keeper! Read More
(229)
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2003
THIS SOUP IT GREAT!! THE FIRST TIME I MADE IT THE SOUP WAS TOO THICK FOR ME, SO ON THE SECOND TRY I DOUBLED THE WATER AND THE BULLION AND ONLY USED 1CUP OF THE CHEESE. I WILL BE MAKING THIS REGULARLY. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2003
Ok, I don't often leave "reviews" but this time I gotta! My hubby said he wanted potato soup for dinner so, not having a great recipe, I ran to allrecipes.com and tried this... it's fantastic! Everyone, including my picky 8 and 2 yr. olds loved it! I'm going to email this to my sisters and mom. Yum. The only thing I did differently is to use Colby cheese as it's all I had in the fridge. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2003
My whole family enjoyed this recipe. I substituted frozen cubed hashbrown potatoes for the fresh potatoes to speed up preparation. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2007
This soup was very good. I tripled the recipe added broccoli sauteed the onions before adding them to the potatoes and partially blended it before adding cheese and ham to thicken it a bit. I served it with Fantastic Foccaccia Bread. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2007
We really like this soup. It was easy and fast. I like that it uses ingredients I already have on hand! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2003
Very good - even with skim milk and no ham. Would make again but would double the recipe as it doesn't really allow for seconds. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
Great soup...a family favorite. I added 1/2 cup chopped carrots a LITTLE more liquids (to get the consistency right for my family) used velveeta cheese and no ham...since it is a potato soup. Tasty!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/31/2011
This was OK but not my favorite. I have a similar potato soup recipe that uses smoked sausage and corn (no celery) along with the cheese and potatoes and we like that a whole lot more! Read More
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