Cheddar Potato Soup

Cheddar Potato Soup at The Happy HousewifeThe following post is from contributing writer Kristia.

Are you looking for quick mid-week meal?  Well, look no further.  Cheddar Potato Soup is hearty, tasty, and takes about 30 minutes to prepare. Serve with a garden salad and your favorite bread, and dinner is complete.

Cheddar Potato Soup


  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped fine
  • ½ large red onion, chopped fine
  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 pounds of red potatoes, skins may be left on, chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ teaspoon course kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Crumbled cooked bacon (optional)


  1. In a large soup pot, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Saute the celery, onion, carrots, and garlic until softened, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add potatoes, stock, bay leaf, salt, and pepper.
  3. Slowly add the milk, stirring the entire time you are pouring in the pot.
  4. Continue to stir as you bring the soup to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 10 minutes or until the potatoes are soft.
  6. Remove bay leaf.
  7. Using a potato masher, smash the potatoes in the pot. You could also puree half the soup in a food processor.
  8. Add the cheese and stir until melted.
  9. Top with crumbled bacon when serving (optional).

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size about 6 - 8

Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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  1. Amy Young says:

    I made this soup last night and it was unbelievably good! My picky kids even loved it! I wanted to ask though if it can be frozen. I would love to make a huge batch and freeze it.

  2. Thanks for sharing! I love all the veggies in it, and my kids gobbled it down.

    Amy, I haven’t tried freezing this recipe, but I have frozen potato soup before, and I thought the texture was a little yuck.

  3. Awesome soup! Pinned it so I can make it again! I added a can of corn at the end too! Yum.

  4. Blessed Mama says:

    This is on my stovetop right now 🙂

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