Restaurant Style Cream of Potato Cheddar Cheese Soup

This tastes very similar to a restaurant that is known for their delicious pies.  I personally think this recipe tastes a lot like Marie Callendars Potato Cheddar Cheese Soup, but that is just my opinion!

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Potato Cheddar Cheese Soup

Yield: 6 to 8 servings.

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Restaurant Style Cream of Potato Cheddar Cheese Soup

This Restaurant Style Cream of Potato Cheddar Cheese Soup takes much like the one served at Marie Callendar's in our opinion.
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Potato Cheddar cheese soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 329kcal


  • 4 cups diced potatoes Finely Sliced and Diced Potatoes (peeled)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup finely diced yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup finely diced celery
  • 29 ounces chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 8 ounces shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 2 1/4 cups half and half
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded Colby Jack cheee


  • On medium-low heat in a 3-quart saucepan saute celery and onions with butter. Cook until onions and Celery are clear take care not to let onions brown. Add chicken broth, potatoes, and water.
  •  Place on medium-low heat and cook until potatoes are very soft and tender. When potatoes are done add chicken bouillon cubes and cook until cubes have been dissolved. Mash the potatoes slightly but leaving most of them in chunks. Reduce heat and add half and half, stir the mixture. 
  • Add shredded sharp cheddar cheese and stir until cheese is completely melted and dissolved into the mixture. Sprinkle sugar, pepper, and salt into soup, stir. Let soup simmer very slowly for 20 - 30 minutes taking care not to let soup scorch. When ready to serve garnish with shredded Colby cheese, jack cheese and maybe a little parsley. Add a crisp salad and hard rolls and you have a wonderful meal.


Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 1196mg | Potassium: 666mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 730IU | Vitamin C: 20.5mg | Calcium: 323mg | Iron: 3.9mg

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I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

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  1. velvet elvis

    This soup is sooo delicious! Everytime I’ve made it, it’s been gobbled up. No leftovers. Definitely the best potato soup I’ve ever had, and simple to make.

  2. Xmasmary

    I now have to make this soup all the time for my family it is the best soup ever… I now have to triple recipe to make everyone happy…Its a gotta have…

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