Charmie's Potato Cheese Soup

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

I searched high and low for a basic potato cheese soup that my kids would eat (that means not many veggies!). This is it. So good and cheesy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt the butter in a large pot.
  2. Fry onions for 3 minutes (don't let brown).
  3. Add garlic and continue to sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add the potatoes and water.
  5. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until the potatoes are very tender.
  6. Mash potatoes until at desired consistency. Or use a hand blender. I like mine left with some chunks.
  7. Add milk and salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Cook over medium heat until milk begins to simmer.
  9. Add the cheese and stir until it melts.
  10. Do not boil!


Most Helpful

It's good. Not great, but good.

nic77le March 16, 2013

I used chicken broth in place of the water and am glad I did.....would've been way too bland otherwise. I also did not peel my potatoes and added paprika for flavor. A good basic recipe but it for sure needs added flavor.

VA October 13, 2012

Simple and quick. I topped mine with JalapeƱos. Thanks Charmie! Made for TOTM Feb/2011.

Jamilahs_Kitchen February 11, 2011

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