Rating: 4.54 stars
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This cheesy recipe is great for any type of weather and any type of meal. It is great as a leftover, if there is any left over. Garnish with cheese, bacon bits, croutons, or even add broccoli to the recipe for a different twist.

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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In large saucepan, heat butter or margarine over medium heat. Add celery and onions; cook and stir until tender.

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  • Add potatoes and broth, and simmer until tender.

  • Stir in milk, and season with salt and pepper. Dissolve cornstarch in 1/4 cup water, and slowly stir into soup. Bring to a boil for 1 minute, and then turn heat to medium-low. Stir in 2 cups cheese, and continue stirring until it melts. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

389 calories; protein 19.4g; carbohydrates 33.5g; fat 19.8g; cholesterol 52.5mg; sodium 1282.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (23)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2006
WOW!!! With a little doctoring this soup is out of this world. By far the best soup I've ever eaten. I added 1 Tbsp of extra finely chopped garlic an extra cup of potato doubled the onion and pepper and added 1/4 cup thinly sliced carrot. It was delicious!!! Read More
(14)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/02/2009
I am rating this recipe based solely on the content--I made it exactly as written. It is an excellent base recipe but a little bland without some additions. I did garnish with real bacon bits before serving. Next time I will add some more seasoning components: bacon in the soup green onion and maybe some garlic. A really good start to what could be a 5 star knockout recipe! Read More
(4)
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2006
WOW!!! With a little doctoring this soup is out of this world. By far the best soup I've ever eaten. I added 1 Tbsp of extra finely chopped garlic an extra cup of potato doubled the onion and pepper and added 1/4 cup thinly sliced carrot. It was delicious!!! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2007
I would suggest making this a day ahead of time. It tastes better after all the flavors have set in. I added dill and skipped the cheese. When I serve it, I sprinkle cheese and some bacon bits on top. Great recipe that can be made many different ways!!! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2007
What a terrific recipe! I was searching for one that did not use potato flakes or cream soups to thicken and this one was just right. I made very minor variations like adding a little parsley and extra salt for flavor and adding some grated carrots. I also used Yukon Gold instead of red potatoes and skipped the cheese since I made it to accompany a main course. Yum...even the children enjoyed it! Read More
(10)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2005
GOOD SOUP!!!!! SOUPERB! I followed the directions with some minor changes: I used turkey broth instead of chicken broth. When the potatoes were tender I used a potato masher and slighty mashed some of the potatoes the make the soup thicken and omitted the cornstarch. I added leftover turkey pieces and various herbs and spices like paprika basil garlic salt and pepper. I don't like cheese in my soup and I thought 2 cups of cheese was a little much anyways so instead I just sprinkled some cheese on the top when I dished the soup up in individual bowls. It was a great change from my usual "leftover turkey from thanksgiving soup" and a delicious way to use up leftover potatoes and turkey! Thanks for the recipe it's a keeper! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
This was a real easy recipe. I mashed the potatoes up some once they were cooked and instead of using salt and pepper I used a hickory smoke/pork chop season mix for a little flavor. Very good! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2012
This is my daughter's favorite meal of all time. My only modifications are to use colby-jack cheese instead of cheddar because that's what we usually have on hand and to add about three tbsp of crumbled bacon when I add the potatoes so the flavor cooks in. I do use Kitchen Basics gluten-free broth since we are gluten-intolerant and this way I can be sure it's safe. But this is hands-down the best recipe I have found for potato soup. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/02/2009
I am rating this recipe based solely on the content--I made it exactly as written. It is an excellent base recipe but a little bland without some additions. I did garnish with real bacon bits before serving. Next time I will add some more seasoning components: bacon in the soup green onion and maybe some garlic. A really good start to what could be a 5 star knockout recipe! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2007
This was wonderful. I have family that can not have wheat or gluten and I can make this with butter and keep it gluten free. I added ham and carrots for a change. Very good!!!! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2006
Great recipe...Didn't take long to make and tasted great. I made it on a cool fall day and it hit the spot. Thanks Read More
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