Cheesy Potato Soup

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Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Makes: 6 cups
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Kids Can!

When kids help make healthy food, they are more likely to try it.

Show kids how to:

  • scrub potatoes with a brush under cool running water.
  • use a vegetable peeler.
  • measure and stir ingredients.


medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
1⁄4 cup
celery, chopped
1 teaspoon
2 cups
potatoes, peeled and diced bite size
2 cups
chicken broth
1⁄4 teaspoon
3 Tablespoons
1 1⁄2 cups
nonfat or 1% milk, divided
1 cup
(4 ounces) reduced-fat cheddar cheese, shredded
1 Tablespoon
bacon bits or 1 slice bacon, cooked and crumbled


  1. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, sauté onions and celery in oil until onions are clear.
  2. Add the potatoes, broth, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 to 25 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together cornstarch and ¼ cup of milk until smooth. Add remaining milk. Stir into the potato mixture.
  4. Cook and stir until thickened and heated through, about 5 minutes. Do not boil.
  5. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese until melted. Top with bacon bits. Serve warm.
  6. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
Last updated: 08/30/17

4 Comments for "Cheesy Potato Soup"

This is one of my favorite soups. It's so quick and tastes really creamy!

Really quick and easy soup!  And amazingly low calorie for a creamy/cheesy/potato soup!  We all put a tad of low-fat sour cream, some added chili sauce, some a sprinkle of ground beef, and some diced veggie sausage.  So it ended up being a really "at the table" flexible dish which is always great!  Oh, and next time i want to try blending it before serving for a smooth soup, just as another option.  

From my team of volunteers: a little bland (x2). Yum! Delicious (x2)!

Delicious! We added clams and didn't add the cheese but topped it with just a smidge of cheese. Yummy and very affordable ingredients!

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