Homemade Potato Cheddar Soup (to die for!)

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OK, who else’s weather is going haywire right now?!?! I know ours is! Holy smoly on Wednesday we were doing this…

Hanging out at the beach! Now today we are all snuggled on the couch with long sleeves and pants with colds! It’s 73 degrees and feels freezing! Geez!

Last night was our last meal with my family because they all headed home this morning. With the weather turning I decided to make a thick, creamy, hot soup! A few days before while shopping at Publix I picked up one of their seasonal magazines that featured several recipes. One of them being Cheddar & Potato Soup. Hello!?!?! Has anyone else been on the hunt for a good Potato Soup recipe? I know I have…for years! Every recipe I try always turns out nasty and always ends up going to waste because Lover Boy and I don’t like it. But I had an inkling that this recipe would be good because anything from “Publix’s Recipe Box” is always amazing! And it was! Oh my goodess was it ever good! Every single one of my family members said that it was better than Panera’s Baked Potato Soup…and if you know my family Panera is one of the two restaurants that they go to (Portillo’s being the second). Both of my parents always always always gets the Baked Potato soup at Panera so if they said it was better than I will take their word for it.

So do I have your mouth totally watering yet?!? I hope so! Because you really need to try this recipe!

Start by cooking in the microwave 4 large baking potatoes. Peel and dice

Melt 1/2c butter in a big pot (I used my favorite Emile Henry 4.2 quart Dutch Oven) over low heat

Add 1/2c flour

Whisk together until smooth and bubbly. Cook mixture for 2-3 minutes

Increase heat to medium and gradually whisk in 6c milk (I used 2%)l. Cook until slightly thickened, about 14 minutes

Dice up four green onions

Cook 12 pieces of bacon. I cooked mine in the microwave on my bacon tray (it took two rounds). Crumble bacon once it’s cooked

Add the potatoes and onions, stirring occassionally, until soup begins to bubble. Reduce heat, simmer gently for 10 minutes

Then run out of daylight over the stove šŸ™‚ …and stir in bacon and 1c sour cream to the potato soup (I aslo added in 2tbs of bacon grease…mmm!)

Add in 2c grated cheddar cheese

My sweetie niece decided to help unload the dishwasher while I was making dinner!

Dish up and devour!!! I topped the soup with more green onions and grated cheese!

Here’s the handy recipe! I added it to Gathered In The Kitchen’s recipe box. You will want to print, frame and hang in your kitchen because it is sooo good!

Enjoy everyone!!


*Little Sparrow


  1. Oh yeah, sounds amazing. We had a soup day today because it was downright chilly. Mmmmm,….soup. šŸ™‚

  2. I LOVE potato soup! It’s one of my fall favorites and this one looks delish!! You can’t go wrong with 2 sticks of butter and bacon šŸ˜‰ thanks for stopping by my blog today!

  3. SimplyLKJ says:

    Thanks for sharing over at Amanda’s! I’ve been looking for a great potato soup recipe as my husband and youngest love it!!

  4. Nothing better than yummy soup on a cold day. Great photos to go along with your recipe. šŸ™‚ Thanks for linking this one up!

  5. Looks absolutely delicious! I must try it this winter.

  6. This soup was DELICIOUS! I will be making this soup again this winter for sure! Thanks for making it for us during our stay. šŸ™‚

  7. I’m your newest follower!

  8. Crystal & Co says:

    I love Potato Soup. Yum!

    Sharing a link to this on Facebook.

    Thanks for joining our party.

  9. The recipe looks delicious, and baby in dishwasher is way too cute, BUT–please don’t let baby play in dishwasher. Many years ago, one of my college professors told of a little child who happened to dip finger in residual dishwasher detergent and ingest. The child’s insides were burned as this oh-so-toxic substance went through her little system. Sometimes a little detergent is left in the cup after the wash cycle. Also, detergent seems to settle around the seal of the door. I try to keep this wiped out. It is probably a good idea to keep the door locked all the time. I know you didn’t leave that sweet baby unattended there, just being cautious. Sometimes we don’t realize potential dangers. Blessings to you and your family! Mary

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