Marie Callender's Potato Cheese Soup

"The original recipe is large, so you may want to halve the recipe or make the whole thing and freeze the rest. Good freezing recipe. From: Marie Callender's Restaurants Source: Ask Your Neighbor; Orange County Register 02/24/99 Marie Callender's is a chain of restaurants in the southwest (US). Sister companies are: Chi-Chi's restaurants, Taco Bell, Claim Jumper, El Torito and the Cheesecake Factory."
 
Marie Callender's Potato Cheese Soup created by Parsley
Ready In:
50mins
Ingredients:
8
Serves:
8-10
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ingredients

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directions

  • Place potatoes, onions, celery and salt in water to cover in a large pot.
  • Simmer until tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Puree just until chunky in blender or food processor fitted with a metal blade.
  • Return to soup pot; add half-and-half, butter and cheese.
  • Stirring, simmer until piping hot. (Do not boil.).
  • Presentation:

  • Garnish with parsley if desired. Good served with cornbread.

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  1. usevitch
    I made this for my family and they all loved it. Was very close to Marie Callendar's version. I did follow one of the reviews really closely, the one that said it would be 5 stars. We had it on a rainy day, watching football. Just about perfect.
     
  2. usevitch
    It was a little thick so I just kept adding the broth back in to keep thinning it down a little. It was really good. Great recipe.
     
  3. lorihoney
    I have made this recipe many times. I follow it as written except for adding chunks of potato at the end. I have never had a problem with it being too thin at all, I just barely cover the vegetables with water when cooking and have never had that much liquid left. This soup is wonderfully rich and creamy, good potato flavor, cheese does not overpower. Tastes as I remember it at Marie Callender's.
     
  4. tracieknits
    DON'T make this recipe without substantial changes. It's a terrible recipe. First off you sautee the onions and celery -- add some finely chopped carrot and some garlic as well. It's in the restaurant's soup and part of the reason the real thing is so yellow. USE CHICKEN STOCK just barely to cover all the veggies. Don't use water and definitely not that much water. Do not puree the whole thing -- the real thing has chunks of potato in it. Blitz with an immersion blender briefly. I would not freeze this -- the texture will be awful.
     
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