Cheesy Potato Soup is a comfort dish made with Russet potatoes, onion, Velveeta, and garlic topped with crispy bacon pieces, sharp cheddar cheese and chives.
Fall is in the air and comfort dishes are on the menu. Soup is one of my favorite comfort foods and this Cheesy Potato Soup is simple, affordable and warming for the cool weather ahead of us.
You may also enjoy this Crock-pot White Chicken Chili recipe!
Cheesy Potato Soup
Cheesy Potato Soup starts with a basic broth of water and chicken bouillon cubes. Onion adds subtle flavor along with the cloves of garlic. This soup is then loaded with 3 pounds of potatoes… which, yes, is a whole lot of hearty potatoes. Velveeta adds creaminess and cheesiness to the broth. Top with extra crispy bacon pieces for a nice crunch and of course, some shredded cheese.
Tips & Tricks
There are not a whole lot of tips or tricks to share with this recipe because it is just so darn easy. However, this soup should have some thickness to it to make a hearty soup. I achieve this my simply mashing some of the cooked potatoes. If you don’t want to do it this way, you can whisk together a mixture of some cold water and flour thoroughly and then add it to the crock-pot about 30 minutes before serving.
Cheesy Potato Soup
is a comfort dish made with Russet potatoes, onion, Velveeta, and garlic topped with crispy bacon pieces, sharp cheddar cheese and chives.
- 3 pounds Russet potatoes chopped
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 5 cups water
- 4 chicken bouillon cubes
- 1 small white onion diced
- 16 ounces Velveeta cubed
- ground pepper
- 6 slices bacon cooked extra crispy
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
- chives chopped
- Wash and cube 3 pounds potatoes. We leave the skin on our potatoes but you can peel before dicing. Put into crock-pot.
- Dice the onion and put into crock-pot.
- Add 5 cups water, 4 bouillon cubes and 2 minced garlic cloves in crock-pot.
- Cube the pound of Velveeta cheese and add to crock-pot.
- Set crock-pot on low 6 hours.
- Stir well and use a potato masher to mash some of the potatoes. Just enough to thicken up the broth.
- Stir again and serve with ground pepper, crispy bacon pieces, shredded cheese and chives.