Potato Cheese Soup with Velveeta®


A rich potato soup that also has carrot, onion and celery. The chicken base also contributes to its complex flavor. Chicken base is a strong reduction of chicken stock that is normally sold in a resealable plastic jar and should be kept refrigerated.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
8 servings


  • 6 potatoes - peeled and cubed

  • 1 carrot, chopped

  • water to cover

  • 3 stalks celery, chopped

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • ½ cup margarine

  • 4 cups milk

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons chicken soup base

  • 8 ounces processed cheese food, cubed

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • ½ cup milk


  1. In a large pot over high heat, combine the potatoes and carrot with water to cover and boil for 10 to 15 minutes, or until tender.

  2. In a separate large skillet over medium heat, saute the celery and onion in the margarine for about 10 minutes.

  3. Drain all but about 2 cups of the water from the potatoes and carrots; add 4 cups milk. Reduce heat to low and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Transfer the onion and celery mixture to the pot and stir in the chicken soup base. Heat slowly, then add the cheese. Allow the cheese to melt, stirring all together well.

  5. In a small bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in the 1/2 cup milk and pour into the soup. Mix well until thickened.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

421 Calories
23g Fat
39g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 421
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 1177mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 34mg 169%
Calcium 354mg 27%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 1020mg 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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