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Delicious Potato Cheddar Soup Recipe

Updated on July 5, 2015

Looking for a rich and hearty soup recipe? Potato soup is a delicious treat for lunch or dinner. It's easy to make, and is the perfect base for creating all types of delicious one pot meals. Your friends and family will be so impressed when you serve homemade potato cheddar soup!

Potato Cheddar Soup Recipe


  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 medium potatoes
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 can of chicken broth (preferably reduced sodium)
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh parsley (or dried)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon of rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese (sharp or mild)


1. Melt the butter over medium heat in a stock pot or Dutch oven.

2. Chop the onion and slice the celery.

3. Sauté the onion and celery in the butter until tender.

4. Peel and cube the potatoes.

5. Slice the carrots.

6. Add all ingredients except for the milk and cheddar cheese.

7. Simmer for 30 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.

8. Remove from heat.

9. Use a potato masher to mash vegetables.

10. Add milk and cheese.

11. Return to medium heat.

12. Cook, stirring constantly until cheese melts.

Serving Suggestion: Serve as an appetizer or an entrée soup. It tastes great with a green salad and crackers as a main dish. It is a good first course selection for just about any meal occasion.

Recipe Variations: This delicious Potato Cheddar Soup Recipe tastes great by itself. Many people like to add meat or additional vegetables to vary the recipe. Try adding in one or more of the following ingredients when you add the milk and cheese:

  • Bacon pieces or bits
  • Chopped broccoli
  • Clams (canned, drain before adding)
  • Crabmeat (pre-cooked, drain before adding)
  • Chunks of ham
  • Crumbled sausage

If you have any other suggestions for tasty add-ins for this potato cheddar soup recipe, feel free to list them in the comments section below!


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