Cheesy Potato Soup Recipe - Warm and creamy Cheesy Potato Soup recipe is a deliciously perfect classic comfort food recipe to keep you warm and happy all winter long. Yummmm! One of my all time favorite delicious soup recipes. Ever. 
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Cheesy Potato Soup

Warm and creamy Cheesy Potato Soup recipe is a deliciously perfect classic comfort food recipe to keep you warm and happy all winter long.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8
Author The Gracious Wife

Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1/2 large onion chopped
  • 3/4 cup carrot chopped or shredded
  • 3/4 cup celery finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 4-5 medium potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 4 ounces Velveeta
  • 8 ounces about 4 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Optional: Additional toppings such as bacon chives, or sour cream

Instructions

  • In a large stockpot, melt 4 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Add carrots, celery, onion, garlic, basil, and parsley. Allow to cook until onions are translucent, about 10 minutes.
  • When the vegetables are ready, add chicken broth, and potatoes. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and allow to simmer until potatoes are soft, about 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, melt the remaining butter over medium heat.
  • Add the flour. Stir to combine, and allow to continue cooking for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Slowly add the milk, about a 1/4 cup at a time, stirring to prevent lumps. Allow the mixture to heat through, then add to your soup mixture.
  • Bring your soup mixture back to a low simmer, then add your Velveeta and cheese, a little at a time. Stir mixture until cheese is melted and incorporated.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste and garnish with sour cream and bacon, if desired.