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Cheesy Potato Soup

The Best Cheesy Potato Soup

Cream Base Soup with Cheese and Potatoes
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Cheese, Potaoes, soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 People


  • stove, large pan, knife, cutting board


  • 6 cup diced potatoes 8-10 medium potatoes peeled and diced
  • 1 medium yellow or white onion finely diced
  • ¾ cup celery finely diced
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • ½ tsp black pepper or to taste
  • ¼ tsp salt or to taste
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 cups cream or milk
  • cup flour
  • 2 cups cheddar or cheddar/jack mix cheese


  • Chop potatoes and dice celery and onions
  • In a stockpot over medium heat onions, celery and garlic in 1 tablespoon of butter until semi soft (3-4 minutes
  • Add potatoes , chicken broth and salt and pepper - bring to boil and cook for 15-20 minutes until potatoes are tender
  • In a separate pan melt remaining butter and whisk in flour , slowly add milk or cream -bring to boil-lower heat stirring constantly until thickened
  • Once potatoes are soft ,stir milk mixture into potatoes , stir in cheddar cheese slowly allowing to melt -let simmer for 5-10 minutes until hot and bubbly - ladle into bowls and serve
  • Add optional sour cream, bacon , green onions or toppings of choice