Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Thick, hearty and very warming in a chilly day!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 lb bacon, fine chopped
  • 12 cup celery, chopped
  • 12 cup onion, chopped
  • 12 cup carrot, peeled and thin sliced
  • 1 12 cups water
  • 12 cup frozen peas
  • 2 cups potatoes, peeled,cooked and mashed
  • 1 (16 ounce) can creamed corn
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 12 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • salt and pepper


  1. Fry bacon, celery,onion and carrots in 6qt pot till bacon is semi-crispy and veggies are tender.
  2. Add water and peas, cook 15 minutes ofer medium heat till peas are tender.
  3. Add remainging ingredients except cheese.
  4. Cook over medium heat, stirring occassionally, till heated through.
  5. Add cheese, stirring till melted, but not boiling.
Most Helpful

5 5

A thick, cheesy, filling soup! I love to use leftover mashed potatoes in soups. It not only uses up the leftovers, but also makes the soup thick and creamy without having to mess with flour or cornstarch. I made this just as written, but used chicken broth in place of plain water. For those who don't eat bacon or meat, I think this would be just as yummy without the bacon. Thanx for posting your soup!

5 5

Made this as written only using leftover mashed potatoes....yummy. I made enough for DH and I and took some up to my parents (who are in a nursing home). They LOVED IT! Mom is quite the soup lover anyway and I had some French bread heated up so Dad was happy with everything. I used chicken broth also for the liquid and this will be a go to when I want soup and have leftover mashed potatoes which just add to the speed of preparing this dish. Thank you! Made for Zaar Cookbook Tag.

5 5

Excellent soup! Took Parsley's suggestion and omitted the bacon and used chicken broth instead of water. Thanks for posting!