When I was a child, my best friend and I loved when my dad made this cheese, potato soup with dill. It looked to us like dad he had shaved all of his whiskers off into the pot of soup, earning the name Daddy's Whisker Soup!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine potatoes, onion, 1 tablespoon salt, and 1 tablespoon pepper in a large soup pot. Cover with water; bring to a boil over high heat. Cook until the potatoes are very tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain potatoes, and return to pot.

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  • Stir the milk and cubed cheese into the potatoes. Season with dill, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir over low heat until the cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.

Cook's Note

For a cheesier soup, use 2 pounds of cheese.

Nutrition Facts

348 calories; protein 13.8g; carbohydrates 48.2g; fat 11.6g; cholesterol 38mg; sodium 1558.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2009
I submitted this recipe and wanted to note that I actually boil the potatoes in 2 Tablespoons of salt and 1 Teaspoon of pepper. I also use 1 teaspoon of dill...or maybe a heaping teaspoon of dill and about 3/4 of a 32 oz. block of Velveeta cheese because I like the soup pretty cheesy. I have tried adding other vegetables etc. but for some reason I think it is the tastiest as is. I hope you enjoy it! Read More
(23)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2010
We thought this was ok. I will not bother making it again. I have made ones that are much better. Read More
53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 39
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2009
I submitted this recipe and wanted to note that I actually boil the potatoes in 2 Tablespoons of salt and 1 Teaspoon of pepper. I also use 1 teaspoon of dill...or maybe a heaping teaspoon of dill and about 3/4 of a 32 oz. block of Velveeta cheese because I like the soup pretty cheesy. I have tried adding other vegetables etc. but for some reason I think it is the tastiest as is. I hope you enjoy it! Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2009
What can I say that hasn t been said? This is a great recipe with great taste and texture. M Lady actually thought that I had added cream to the dish! This will definitely be made again and again in this household. We are eager to try this with other cheeses too. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2009
It's Sunday--my weekly soup making time! I boiled my potatoes in homemade chicken stock and because I only had half the amount of Velveeta called for I used half Velveeta and half Cracker Barrel 2% extra sharp white cheddar. Nice basic cheddar potato soup that went well with black forest ham grilled cheese. My oldest boy chowed down on this with me. I did add a bit of Frank's Hot Sauce when I ate mine. Next time I might add a little more cheese. NOTE: Almost all of the ingredients I used in this soup I bought cheaply at my Grocery Outlet. This soup cost next to nothing to make and it doubled real well. Read More
(11)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2009
This soup was great! When my very picky family first saw it they turned their noses up. I told everyone that they had to at least try it and every single one ended up loving this soup! My potatoes were very large so I used 9 instead of 12. I also used only 4 cups of milk...I saved the potato liquid and used a cup of that in place of the last cup of milk. I hated to see that flavorful water go to waste and the soup was very rich creamy and yummy without the last cup of milk! This recipe is just what I wanted cheap easy family friendly and yummy! Thanks for sharing! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2009
This was delicious! Made it last night and every kid - and hubby - said "Good soup!" (and I make a LOT of soup) Creamy delicious and very comforting. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2009
Thank you for sharing this recipe! I put too much milk so I added some instant potatoes to thicken a bit of garlic powder and my husband requested some bacon bits to put on top. I didn't have any dill but if I missed anything I sure didn't taste it! First cold day after Summer and yummy hot soup for dinner. I'll make this again and pass it along as well! Read More
(7)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2009
I cut this recipe in half since only 2 of us were eating. I substituted 8 oz. of extra sharp white cheddar and 12 oz yellow cheddar for the processed cheese. I grated it and added it to the milk and heated and stirred the milk until it all had melted. Other than that I followed the recipe as written. We enjoyed it and will be making this again over the winter although I may add a bit more dill and maybe a shake of worstershire. Thank you JM for a soup that will warm many a cold night at our house. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2009
WOW!! I've been looking for a simple potato soup recipe and I've found it! Thanks Junebug's Mom! This was very simple and quick to prepare. We loved it and this will now be a regular in our home. I 1/2 the recipe down to 6 servings. The only thing I changed is it called for 1/2 lb of Velvetta and I used the whole pound because we are cheese lovers. The hubby and I both ate leftovers for lunch the next day at work and we both had to reheat in microwaves. Reheated it was still very good and we didn't have to add water like you sometimes have to do with other soups. Nice creamy texture. Next time I may add a little bacon or ham (after the holidays with leftovers) but it is perfectly fine as written. Also be sure to read Junebugs comment about adding salt and pepper while boiling the potatoes and adding extra cheese if you wish. This is also something I can make quickly after getting home from work so that's a big in my book! Thanks for an awesome recipe Junebug!!:) Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2010
There are not words to describe how good this soup is!! I just made it for 63 people tonight and they LOVED it!! I got so many requests for this recipe. CRAZY GOOD soup. I'm going to add another teaspoon of dill cause I like it so well next time I make it. I made it a couple days ago and it was a huge hit then too. Yummmmmm yummmm yummmmm a thousand times YUM!!! Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2010
We thought this was ok. I will not bother making it again. I have made ones that are much better. Read More
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