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Makes: 6 cups
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
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Cheesy Potato Soup
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Prep time: 10 minutesCooking time: 45 minutesTotal time: 55 minutes


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
3⁄4 cup
(3 ounces) 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 until the potatoes are tender, 15 to 25 minutes.
  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.
Serving Size: 
1 cup
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Kids Can!
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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.
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