How to Make Creamy Cheesy Potato Soup

This is the tastiest creamy soup I make and is the house favorite!

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How to Make Creamy Cheesy Potato Soup Recipe
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First, start with cooked potatoes. Drained and cooling. I used a bag of yellow. I prefer the golden potatoes to any of the white but you can use which ever you like

First, start with cooked potatoes. Drained and cooling. I used a bag of yellow. I prefer the golden potatoes to any of the white but you can use which ever you like

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While the potatoes are cooling, dice 5 stalks celery and an onion

While the potatoes are cooling, dice 5 stalks celery and an onion

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In a large pot, melt about 3-4 TB butter

In a large pot, melt about 3-4 TB butter

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Add the veggies

Add the veggies

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While veggies are cooking down, peel and slice up potatoes and sit aside

While veggies are cooking down, peel and slice up potatoes and sit aside

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Cook until there is some color on the onion. About 10-15 minutes

Cook until there is some color on the onion. About 10-15 minutes

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Once veggies are close to the 10 minute mark, I add fresh corn. Two ears ..if you dont have fresh corn then add about 1 1/2 cup frozen at the end of cooking

Once veggies are close to the 10 minute mark, I add fresh corn. Two ears ..if you dont have fresh corn then add about 1 1/2 cup frozen at the end of cooking

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Add your fresh corn and sauté along side veggies

Add your fresh corn and sauté along side veggies

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After a few minutes, I add all the spices. 2 tsp: thyme and garlic powder. 1 tsp: salt and garlic salt. And pepper to taste. Cook this for a minute or two

After a few minutes, I add all the spices. 2 tsp: thyme and garlic powder. 1 tsp: salt and garlic salt. And pepper to taste. Cook this for a minute or two

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Next, add a stick of butter to make the roux. Let this melt ..

Next, add a stick of butter to make the roux. Let this melt ..

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Once the butter is melted, add 1/2 c flour. Cook this for a few minutes longer

Once the butter is melted, add 1/2 c flour. Cook this for a few minutes longer

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Next. Add a quart of half and half. Or whole milk. Or whipping cream. I use whatever i have handy. I had cream this morning. Let this cook until becomes very thick. Stir constantly

Next. Add a quart of half and half. Or whole milk. Or whipping cream. I use whatever i have handy. I had cream this morning. Let this cook until becomes very thick. Stir constantly

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Now for the really good stuff. Bacon. I add 1/2 pound cooked and crumbled bacon

Now for the really good stuff. Bacon. I add 1/2 pound cooked and crumbled bacon

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Then my diced potatoes. This will be very thick at this point. Thats ok.. Now you're ready for chicken broth. I start with about 5 cups

Then my diced potatoes. This will be very thick at this point. Thats ok.. Now you're ready for chicken broth. I start with about 5 cups

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Bring up to medium heat and let this simmer. If it is too thick add a little more chicken broth. You will be adding cheese later so if its too loose; the cheese will help thicken too

Bring up to medium heat and let this simmer. If it is too thick add a little more chicken broth. You will be adding cheese later so if its too loose; the cheese will help thicken too

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Now the cheese.  Cheese type is up to you but for me, I use velveta. Nothing melts as creamy as velveta so its my go to for cheesy (even tho its really not cheese) add as much as you like

Now the cheese. Cheese type is up to you but for me, I use velveta. Nothing melts as creamy as velveta so its my go to for cheesy (even tho its really not cheese) add as much as you like

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I used a small block. And cook low simmer until it gets the consistency you desire. The soup is done at this point

I used a small block. And cook low simmer until it gets the consistency you desire. The soup is done at this point

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Once soup is done, i add a handful of frozen peas. Peas are pretty controversial at my house, but i like the color and flavor in the soup. If you have frozen corn, add at this point too.

Once soup is done, i add a handful of frozen peas. Peas are pretty controversial at my house, but i like the color and flavor in the soup. If you have frozen corn, add at this point too.

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Stir it up, cover and allow it to sit for half hour and thaw out frozen veggies. Adding the frozen veggies at end and not cooking keeps their texture.

Stir it up, cover and allow it to sit for half hour and thaw out frozen veggies. Adding the frozen veggies at end and not cooking keeps their texture.

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Once you're ready, plate up and add a little extra cheese and bacon. Enjoy!

Once you're ready, plate up and add a little extra cheese and bacon. Enjoy!

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