Monday, February 7, 2011

Easiest Ever Potato Cheese Soup

I started making my potato cheese soup this way when I was left with a big pan of mashed potatoes from the night before. I just couldn't bare to toss them, so I made them into my favorite soup. It is so easy. Now I make an enormous amount knowing I will make soup with the leftovers.

First, start off with a good amount of left over mashed potatoes. I have a family of six so you may need less.

You then need a can of chicken broth or some made from bullion and water. Milk or half and half  and cheddar cheese. I like sharp cheddar.
Mix the can of chicken broth into the potatoes stirring until hot. Then add the milk or half and half about 2 cups. Season with salt and pepper but the cheese is salty so you don't need much. I used both half and half and milk so it wasn't too fattening. Heat until bubbly. If you like it thick, like I do, add some flour and water and reheat to bubbling. Just before serving add the cheese until melted. 
I forgot to snap a pic all nicely served in a bowl. You can see from the pan that my family loves it.

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14 comments:

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Yummy! My girls would love this recipe. Thanks so much for sharing!

Mimi Sue said...

It's definitely soup weather here today. Yours sounds delicious! Great way to use up some leftovers too. Mimi

Vintage Gal said...

Wow ~ sound absolutely yummy. I am going to have to try this with left over mashies ;-)

Precious said...

Thanks for sharing. I will remember this recipe next time we have leftover mashed potatoes.

Mica said...

MMMMM! This looks great... I will def. try this recipe out!!! Hugs,Mica

Sandra said...

Oh, this sounds delicious and I think I'll try your recipe. It's a great way to use leftovers.

Thanks for leaving a comment at my blog. I hope you try the butter tart recipe sometime...they are goood!

Have a great evening!

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

I'm reading this at 6:45 am...and I want some...it looks so good...warm and creamy...and tummy filling!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!

Cindy Marquis said...

This sounds so good. I love potato soup!

Crystal said...

This sounds great! What a great way to use leftover mashed potatoes!

Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama said...

what a great idea.. i love potato soup and always have left over mashed potatos. I bet the half and half makes it really good. Will be trying this,, thanks for sharing.

Christa said...

Baked Potato Soup is my favorite! I'll def have to try this next time around!

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

I've been going through your recipes this morning and they are all delicious sounding and looking! Thanks for sharing, Elaine. There's more than a few that I'd like to try one day soon! :)
Best,
Gloria

bellavistafarm said...

oh my goodness!!! Thanks for sharing on Wildcrafting Wednesday!

Monica said...

What a great idea for leftover mashed potatoes! Sounds so good. I'm going to pin this so I don't forget!

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