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Potato (Velveeta®) Cheese Soup

Potato (Velveeta®) Cheese Soup

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A spicy and delicious soup given to me by my mother. She got the recipe from a friend who grew up in Louisiana. To save effort, a bag of hash brown potatoes may be substituted for the shredded potatoes. You may also add some crumbled up bacon to the soup. Add more or less potatoes depending on your soup preferences. Also, add cornstarch if soup is not as thick as you desire it to be. Great served with bread.

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  • Calories:
  • 281 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 14.4 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.6g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 13.1 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 45 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 1562 mg
  • 62%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Combine the water, potatoes, processed cheese, onion, bouillon, parsley, salt, pepper, and Cajun seasoning in a large pot. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes.
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I love making this recipe! I serve with garlic cheese bread. For some reason the recipe was not printed correctly... I boil the water and seasonings, then add the potatoes and allow to boil a few minutes before I add the processed cheese. Otherwise the cheese tends to burn and stick to the bottom of the pan. Cook on low once the cheese is added. I also wanted to note that the recipe says to use one block of cheese... If you purchase the regular sized block of Velveeta, then you actually only use 1/2 the block (1 lb) of cheese. They do have smaller 1 lb blocks of cheese you can buy as well.

TX Bluebonnet

Very tasty and easy-to-make comfort food. I used a 20 ounce bag of "Simply Potatoes Southwest Style Hash Browns" as the shredded potatoes because I had some on hand that I needed to use. And since the soup now had a "southwestern" flavor going, I eliminated the Cajun seasoning and instead just added a few shakes of Tabasco sauce and left everything else the same as the recipe called for. This was a hit with my family, even my picky teenager, who told me that the next time she has a sore throat, she wants me to make this comforting soup for her--if not several times before then!


I really liked this. I was surprised that it was as substantial as it was, since it was made with water rather than milk. It is a very good base for additions to it, which adds interest. Plus, it's far lower in calories than other recipes I found, and it's so easy to make! Thank you for posting.