Said to be from a chain restaurant. My daughter worked there and used to bring it home. When she quit I had to make it for myself. I'm so glad she knew the recipe. I love it.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels and crumble when cool.

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  • Cover potatoes with water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat until tender but not mushy, about 15 minutes; drain.

  • Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat and stir in flour; mix until smooth. Reduce heat to medium-low and slowly whisk in half-and-half until smooth. Bring to a simmer, whisking constantly, and cook until slightly thickened, 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Stir in processed cheese cubes until melted and smooth.

  • Season with white pepper, garlic powder, and hot pepper sauce.

  • Mix in cooked potatoes, cover, and simmer until potatoes are very tender and soup is thickened, about 30 minutes; stir occasionally.

  • Ladle soup into bowls and top each bowl with equal amounts shredded Cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon, chives, and parsley.

Cook's Note:

I have made this using processed cheese loaf and using the processed cheese in the jar. I like the jar better. I have used all shredded cheese. This takes 1 cup plus the extra for topping. I like using real cheese versus the box or jar, but it does not taste the same.

Nutrition Facts

396.6 calories; protein 14.2g 28% DV; carbohydrates 23g 7% DV; fat 28.2g 43% DV; cholesterol 87mg 29% DV; sodium 588.6mg 24% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2012
I went with this recipe hoping to make the potato part in my crockpot.......but my crockpot died. I transferred everything to a large soup pot and went on with the recipe. I actually made a double recipe of this with the intent of leftovers for tomorrow. After the potatoes cooked I mushed them with the old fashioned potato masher then folded in the cheese sauce. I did not use half-n-half in this recipe I used whole "lactose-free" milk in it's place. That made no difference in the taste of the soup. After tasting it I did add in more garlic powder and hot pepper sauce. This was a very nice cheese-potato soup. My husband and kids especially liked it. The flavor of the Velveeta went well with the potatoes--the flavor reminded me of scalloped potatoes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/22/2012
Made exactly didn't have any flavor. Sorry but it was a huge waste of time Read More
(2)
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2012
I went with this recipe hoping to make the potato part in my crockpot.......but my crockpot died. I transferred everything to a large soup pot and went on with the recipe. I actually made a double recipe of this with the intent of leftovers for tomorrow. After the potatoes cooked I mushed them with the old fashioned potato masher then folded in the cheese sauce. I did not use half-n-half in this recipe I used whole "lactose-free" milk in it's place. That made no difference in the taste of the soup. After tasting it I did add in more garlic powder and hot pepper sauce. This was a very nice cheese-potato soup. My husband and kids especially liked it. The flavor of the Velveeta went well with the potatoes--the flavor reminded me of scalloped potatoes. Read More
(13)
Rating: 1 stars
03/22/2012
Made exactly didn't have any flavor. Sorry but it was a huge waste of time Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2012
All six of us enjoyed this recipe I added extra velveeta and 3 oz cream cheese and some cayenne. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2013
I did not use the Velveeta but used aged sharp cheddar cheese instead and we loved this soup served it with crusty french bread rolls! Read More