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Cheesy Homemade Potato Soup from Scratch: Easy Recipe

Updated on March 29, 2014
So filling!
So filling! | Source

Two-Cheese Loaded Potato Soup

This soup is so filling and cheesy and takes about 1 hour to cook. I've found I get about 8-12 servings from one pot of soup.


  • 6 cups Chicken broth or stock
  • 2 lbs Potatoes, cut into chunks, (Peel if necessary)
  • 3/4 cup All purpose flower
  • 1/2 cup or 1 stick Butter
  • 3 3/4 cup Milk
  • 1/4 cup Half and half or heavy cream, (no half and half? do 4 cups of milk!)
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 cup Diced, cooked ham, (optional)
  • 1/2 package Bacon, (optional)
  • 1 cup Sour cream or plain greek yogurt
  • 1 cup Mild (white) cheddar cheese, cubed or shredded
  • 1 cup Sharp (orange) cheddar cheese, cubed or shredded
  • 1 Medium-large onion, chopped
I really enjoy the use of two different types of cheeses- it really makes a difference in how much I like this soup.
I really enjoy the use of two different types of cheeses- it really makes a difference in how much I like this soup. | Source
Add more milk if it's too cheesy!
Add more milk if it's too cheesy! | Source


  1. Cook bacon first if you decide to use it. Crumble and set aside.
  2. In large saucepan: Add broth, onions and potatoes. Bring to boil and cook until potatoes are tender.
  3. In smaller saucepan: Melt butter, stirring constantly with whisk. Add milk and heavy cream. Gradually add flour. Whisk until smooth.
  4. Pour the milk-flour mixture into larger saucepan. Add salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture is thickened and bubbly.
  5. Add sour cream and cheese. Cook until cheese is melted..
  6. Add crumbled bacon and ham. Cook until ham is heated.
5 stars from 1 rating of 2-Cheese Loaded Potato Soup

Too cheesy?

If soup is too cheesy, go ahead and start by adding 1 cup of milk and cook for another 5 minutes on medium-high. You can keep adding milk until the power of the cheese matches your liking.

Let me know what you think, or about any additions/alterations you have made to make this recipe your own! Comment below please and enjoy!


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  • mariexotoni profile imageAUTHOR


    4 years ago

    Thank you so much torrilynn! Appreciate your feedback :)

  • torrilynn profile image


    4 years ago

    a yummy and overall great recipe that you have here. I absolutely love cheesy potato. thank you! Voted up, pinned, and shared!

  • mariexotoni profile imageAUTHOR


    4 years ago

    You're welcome agapsikap, let me know how it goes! And PadmasriSriram, this is one of my favorite soups. So delicious

  • PadmasriSriram profile image


    4 years ago

    Wow! Looks very tasty and a yumm recipe indeed

  • agapsikap profile image


    4 years ago from Philippines

    I should be trying this soup this weekend for my kids. Thank you for sharing! I like it!

  • mariexotoni profile imageAUTHOR


    4 years ago

    Cheese lovers unite!

  • Careermommy profile image

    Tirralan Watkins 

    4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

    Yum...yum… yum... yum! I love all of these ingredients, minus the ham. This is a great recipe, especially for all of us cheese lovers!

  • mariexotoni profile imageAUTHOR


    4 years ago

    Your husband must be a cheese head like me! Thanks for your kind words. =)

  • CraftytotheCore profile image


    4 years ago

    My husband would love this recipe. It looks fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

  • mariexotoni profile imageAUTHOR


    4 years ago

    That's great to hear! :) Let me know how it turns out and if you come up with any improvements or suggestions. Would love to hear 'em :)

  • Kathryn Stratford profile image


    4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

    This looks unbelievably tasty! I love both potatoes and cheese, so this is right up my alley. I will want to try it sometime.

    Thanks for sharing this with us, and for even adding the adjustment for those who don't like very cheesy soups.

    Voted up, sharing, and pinning.

    Have a great day!

    ~ Kathryn


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