This recipe is so quick and easy. My whole family loves it, especially the kids. It is great served with crusty French bread.

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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 a large pot over high heat, combine the water, potatoes, bouillon, celery and onion. Bring to a boil and cook until soft. Reduce heat to low and use a masher to mash down the potato mixture in the pot to desired consistency.

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  • Add the soup and lightly whisk, until smooth. Add the cheese a little at a time, stirring often, until melted.

Nutrition Facts

327 calories; 17.7 g protein; 37.3 g carbohydrates; 34.4 mg cholesterol; 1945.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2004
Great recipe! I followed another suggestion and reduced the amount of water to 7 cups. In addition I added 6 pieces of bacon cooked and crumbled to the soup when I added the sliced Velveeta. I'll be making this soup again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/23/2003
Didn't really care for this at our house. It taste more like potato soup than cheese soup and I won't make again. Read More
(11)
30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2004
Great recipe! I followed another suggestion and reduced the amount of water to 7 cups. In addition I added 6 pieces of bacon cooked and crumbled to the soup when I added the sliced Velveeta. I'll be making this soup again! Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2010
Followed this one exactly and my only complaint is that the Velveeta never completely melted but by the time it did enough to eat the potatos were overdone. Next time I would add more potatos so that it will be a bit more chunky. Second bowl in I added some cumin and liked it even better. Paprika chives and crutons for garnish. Thanks! Read More
(11)
Rating: 2 stars
12/22/2003
Didn't really care for this at our house. It taste more like potato soup than cheese soup and I won't make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2003
OOOh so very good! Really this should be titled as a potato cheese soup - but whatever it is it's wonderful quick and easy to make. Using red potatoes I have made this exactly as the recipe suggested with a just bit of sharp cheddar on top and another time added venison sausage - both times were great. This does not have the "canned" taste I was expecting. I like to mash the potato cubes just enough to "roughen" them up - the addition of the soup and cheese give plenty of creaminess without having to mash up the potatoes too much. Thanks so much to the contributor! On to my second helping.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2003
This truly is the best soup ive ever tasted! My whole family loves it. Tastes great with pieces of tortilla chips and shredded cheese on top of the soup! --thank you!!! laura So. Ca. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/07/2010
I made 1/2 recipe of this to try it out and I am glad I did! This was very boring tasting. I thought it was strange to go through the work of making homemade potato soup and then adding a can of soup. The canned soup dominated the flavor and it ended up tasting like "canned cheese potato soup!" Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2004
very good a little thin but thats o.k. my family loves crackers with soup.i did add 4oz extra cheese will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2003
This was fairly quick and very easy! It reminds me of the cheese soup at one my favorite restaurants. Wonderful on a cold night! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2002
Very easy to make and delicious. My 11 year old picky eater loved it. I added cooked cubed potatoes at the end to make it a more hearty soup. Read More
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