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Very easy to make. Be sure to stir continuously!! I added chopped onion and minced garlic. I left out the cheese and used it as a topping instead with crumbled bacon.

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Beth Patterson September 13, 2001

10 Stars! Made this for the first time on Super Bowl Sunday 2002 and YUM-YUM! Mashed about 1/3 and kept 2/3 of potatoes cubed - added diced carrots, used half "Half n Half" and half 2% milk ...... I would HIGHLY recommend this as it can be "customized" however you want! Anxious to make other variations......

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Tae February 04, 2002

Very good! I added chopped onion with the butter and cooked it a bit before adding the flour. I used non-fat milk and it still came out very nice and creamy. It thickened up nicely after adding the potatoes. I continued to cook a bit after adding the cheese and potatoes (as opposed to the recipe calling for turning the heat off). I stirred in about 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard and a little more salt to bring the flavor out. Thanks for posting!

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SaraFish October 26, 2002

I was looking for a potato soup recipe and this is the first I tried. It was very easy to make and make adaptations to. It is great with bacon and green onions. I made it with fat-free condensed milk and with low-fat cheese. It was still wonderful. I will definitely keep this recipe.

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nerak January 20, 2003

This soup tastes great. I omitted the chicken boullian and the cheese, because I wanted just a basic potato soup, like my Mema used to make. I had a pretty hard time getting the lumps out of the flour/butter mixture. I kinda had to smush the with my sppon as I was mixing. If anyone has a better was of doing this, please let me know. Also, this soup would be great topped with bacon bits. Jessica, Texas

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Jessica1 September 18, 2001

All I can say is, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum!! So very good! I did boil a ham bone with 2 bay leaves for an hour first, and then used the "juice" of that to boil the potatoes in. I added the meat of the ham bone to the soup once everything was done. I also used sharp cheddar.

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mmsanchez09 December 17, 2010

Try adding cooked Italian Sausage and lightly sauted kale and you will have a soup very similar to the soup at olive garden. Also instant mashed potatoes make a great thickening substitute for the roux

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I <3 Anthony Bourdain February 26, 2010

This is a great basic potato soup receipe! I used two cups of half & half in place of two cups of milk, and added 1/2 pound of cooked bacon plus two tbls. parsley. I took out the cheese to add the half & half!

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N Joyner January 10, 2001

Excellent! I sauteed onion, garlic, and celery in the butter before adding flour. Also added a bit of yellow mustard and rosemary garlic seasoning to the roux. Delicious!

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Danny's Diner December 17, 2012

VERY DELICIOUS! I didn't realize how easy it was to make potato soup until I used this recipe. Definitely will be keeping this recipe. The only thing I added was some minced garlic, and I probably used half the amount of cheese recommended (which is not normal for me because I LOVE cheese), but overall the taste is great!

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Ur Only Hope December 25, 2010
Potato Soup