This is a creamy soup that is satisfying as a main dish, especially when accompanied by buttered sourdough toast.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
11
Yield:
8 to 12 servings
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Ingredients

11
Original recipe yields 11 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large stock pot add water, potatoes, onion, celery and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer until potatoes and vegetables are tender.

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  • Once tender, mash soup with a potato masher, and add butter and cream.

  • Gradually bring mixture to a simmer. Add condensed cheese soup and blend. Serve while hot.

Nutrition Facts

362 calories; protein 9.3g; carbohydrates 45g; fat 16.9g; cholesterol 45.6mg; sodium 506.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (24)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2009
This is the best and easiest base recipe for the soup I wanted. I substituted a few cups of chicken broth for part of the water, and I diced the potatoes instead of slicing and mashing. I also added carrots, garlic to taste, and shredded cheddar. I also chopped up a package of pre-cooked bacon and added it. It was a hit. Everyone had 2 to 3 bowls of it!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/02/2003
Didn't have too much of a cheese flavor. It needs more flavor and too be creamier. Read More
(10)
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2009
This is the best and easiest base recipe for the soup I wanted. I substituted a few cups of chicken broth for part of the water, and I diced the potatoes instead of slicing and mashing. I also added carrots, garlic to taste, and shredded cheddar. I also chopped up a package of pre-cooked bacon and added it. It was a hit. Everyone had 2 to 3 bowls of it!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2007
I used half of all the liquids for a thicker heartier soup. Overall it's a very easy and tasty soup to make. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2011
Great basic easy to make with whatever you have on hand! We used cream of mushroom soup b/c it was available & just added various shredded cheeses. For extra seasoning we used half a powder packet of Lipton's Onion & Mushroom soup. So good & will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2003
I added 4 carrots to the soup as well. It made a good hearty meal. It also freezes quite well to store all the left overs. I truely enjoyed this soup. Thank you Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/02/2003
Didn't have too much of a cheese flavor. It needs more flavor and too be creamier. Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
10/05/2010
Very good soup but fairly thin if made the way it is written. I would half the cooking liquid next time for a thicker soup. Otherwise very good. Takes alot of salt to season. Cannot really taste the cheddar soup but it thickens it. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/31/2009
Based on the original recipe I have to give one star. A potato cheese soup in my mind should A) be thick like mashed potatos and B) have a cheesy flavor. This had neither. I took the advice of other reviewers and halved the liquid but I still had to add some cornstarch to thicken it something more resembling something you eat not drink. I also had to add a lot of seasoning to make this flavorful and add shredded cheese to the final product. This was really disappointing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2010
I've made this several times for potlucks and it always gets rave reviews!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2009
This is my first recipe here on allrecipe.com! I don't really like thin soups so I read a review on here and just use half of the ingridents it asked for. The Creamy Cheese Soup is what really made it good!!! I will definately be making this again! Read More
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