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Cheesy Potato Soup

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Cheesy Potato Soup
20 Min

Do not make this Cheesy Potato Soup unless you're planning on serving it with plenty of crusty bread for dunking. It's so creamy and good, you wouldn't want to leave one drop behind.

What You'll Need

  • 7 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups (1 pint) half-and-half
  • 2 1/2 cups instant mashed potato flakes
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced

What to Do

  1. In a soup pot over medium heat, bring chicken broth and half-and-half to a boil. Stir in potato flakes, cheese, and pepper; mix well. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until thickened, stirring constantly.
  2. Top with scallions and serve immediately. 


Check out our easy recipe for State Fair Herb Bread for some really fine dunkin'!

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This soup is soooo easy and delicious. I diced potatoes and boiled them and threw them in too!

I just think it's kind of weird that a potato cheese soup recipe does not call for POTATOES.

I just made this soup today and LOVE IT !!! My dad and I are always looking for some kind of "warming up" foods, and this is a great one.

Rather bland - but I used fat free/reduced sodium ingredients. Added cayenne and it seemed to help. Will try original recipe next time and will probably give it five stars.

would this recipe be suitable to use on a day long buffet in a slow cooker?

I have not made this particular soup, but from experience with other creamy soups, be sure to keep the soup covered to avoid build-up of "skin" on top. Don't put the entire quantity into the slow cooker at first; use smaller quantities and pre-heat each one in the microwave before adding to the pot so the soup is hot for the next guest. Enjoy! :-)

I certainly will make this soon! Its that time of year for 'warm tasty soups'! I thought I'd make it the original way, then try adding broccoli florets another time. Just experiment, as thats how 'recipes are made.' Thanks (again) for all the awesome recipes! 'little ole' Ohio cook'

I make soup for my Dad every week, and potato is his favorite. One week, when really busy, I tried this recipe to save time from my usual potato cheese soup. He loved it! Now I have a great "go-to" whenever I need quick and delicious!

Recipe for one?

Should freeze well-- save the leftovers for another cold day day when delicious soup sounds good.

Can I use can milk in place of halt andhalf?

My grandmother loved this recipe so much, we call it grandma's cheese soup. We have made this so many times and lost the recipe. I am so glad it was posted on here. This is the best and soup to make. We love making it and putting bacon bits on top. It makes it so good. Best soup to make when it is really cold out side.

I made it and they loved it! It's that simple!


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