Cheddar Potato Soup

This one goes out to Amanda, my former pharmacy technician, who was always on the hunt for a good potato soup for lunch. I used to make a big pot of this soup almost every Sunday afternoon. When my kids were little I used to feed them leftovers for lunch. This seemed like a great idea at the time. Then my kids went to school and were too picky for hot lunch. Since I had never fed them sandwiches, a cold lunch was foreign to them. They wanted something hot in their lunch.  So I would make a pot of this potato soup and put it in their thermos for lunch. I went to all kinds of trouble to make sure it stayed hot. I cut some silver insulation we had at the house to wrap around the thermos and heated a little rice bag to put in with it. Oh the trouble a Mom will go to so that her kids eat a good lunch.  IMG_4474

So the moral of this story is: make sure you feed your little one a peanut butter sandwich once in a while.


Cheddar Potato Soup

Cheddar Potato Soup


  • 6 Medium Potatoes cut up into cubes
  • A Few Grated Carrots
  • 1 Tbls Diced Onion (optional)
  • 3 Tbls Butter
  • 6 Tbls Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 1/2 Cups Milk
  • 4 to 6 Ounces Velveeta Cheese
  • Parsley for color


  1. In a large pan, combine all the ingredients. Add enough water to make it your desired consistency.
  2. Cook on medium heat stirring frequently with a spatula. If you don't stir often enough, the milk and cheese will burn to the bottom.
  3. Cook until your potatoes are soft. Don't over cook. You don't want mashed potato soup.
  4. I like to add a few bacon bits to the top of my bowl and serve with cheese and crackers.


  1. Jo Ann McKinney | 1st May 16

    I’ve been looking for a potato soup recipe. Can’t wait to try this one.

    • | 1st May 16

      Hope you love it!

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