German Potato Cheese Soup

German Potato Cheese Soup

William Anatooskin 10

"A rather rich soup, but very delicious. It contains three types of cheese - Cheddar, Swiss, and processed cheese food."


servings 327 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 327 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 22.4 g
  • 34%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.6g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 11.6 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 32 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 1377 mg
  • 55%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large stock pot, combine water, chicken broth, chicken soup base, black pepper, carrots, diced potatoes, and onions. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat. Simmer 15 minutes, or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add celery and red bell pepper, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Gradually add mayonnaise to hot soup, whisking until smooth. Reduce heat to medium low. Gradually stir in processed cheese, sharp Cheddar cheese, and Swiss cheese; continue stirring until cheese melts, about 5 minutes.
  4. Mix in potato flakes. Remove from heat, and let sit for 15 minutes before serving.
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  1. 46 Ratings


I was looking for a potato cheese soup recipe that I could use here where I live-- in Germany-- because cheddar cheese is almost nonexistant here. I live in middle Bavaria and none of the shops...

I LOVE this recipe! I find that it tastes better with only two tablespoons of fat free mayo and broccoli added. Everytime I've made it this way people have raved! Thanks for this GREAT treat!

I havent tried this recipe yet but to reply to the reviewer from middle bavaria, I also live in middle bavaria (regensburg) and I was about to make the same comment about callling a recipe germa...

Delicious soup and worth the time of cutting up the vegetables!!! We will definetly keep this one on our menu!

Yummy and easy!

There is nothing German about this soup except that maybe it was made by someone that is of german descendant. If you must, call it American/European Cheezy Potato Soup

The taste of this soup is very good with the vegetable combination. I like the idea of thickening the soup with instant potato flakes. But cheddar is not an ideal melting cheese in soup, it clum...

We got snowed in today and this made a HUGE pot of soup that we were able to share with our neighbors. I replaced the celery (because I am not a fan) with broccoli and the swiss cheese with shr...

This had great flavor and everything cooked evenly. Didn't need the potato flakes for thickening, the cheese did that on it's own. This is not a 5 star for a couple of reasons. First off b/c ...