German Potato Cheese Soup

German Potato Cheese Soup

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William Anatooskin
Recipe by  William Anatooskin

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

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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  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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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 around here have it, not even the cheese 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 german that calls for swiss cheese, but you beat me to it. However the point of my comment is this, if you are looking for cheddar go to the closest kaufland and head for the cheese counter- it does exist here, it just takes going to a giant discount supermarket to find it (I've never found it in netto but ours is small, and a bigger aldi might have it too).

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 327 cal
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 22.4 g
  • 34%
  • Carbs
  • 20.6 g
  • 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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