Grandma Alice's Potato Soup

Debbie Quimby


I dare you to find a potato soup recipe any better than this one! It came into our family from my grandfather's beautiful second wife, whom we called Grandma Alice. She was a firebrand preacher back in the day when female preachers were scarce. And she was the kindest, gentlest, God-fearing woman I ever met, and she warmed our hearts as she warmed our bellies. She is in heaven now but this recipe is a constant reminder to us of her and how blessed we were to have her in our family.


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  • 10-12 large
    potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 lb
    velveeta cheese
  • 1 stick
    margarine or butter
  • 1 pkg
    ranch style dressing mix
  • 2-3 Tbsp
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Grandma Alice's Potato Soup


  1. Peel and cube the potatoes; boil in a large pot until tender (use enough water to cover the potatoes and then some since this is the base for your soup). Leave potatoes in boiled water and mash with a potato masher if you want a creamier soup (my choice when making this recipe).
  2. Add the cheese, butter, ranch dressing mix, salt and pepper. Mix the flour with a cup of water for thickening and add to the soup.
  3. Cook on low heat until the cheese has melted. Best served with cornbread but crackers will do in a pinch.

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About Grandma Alice's Potato Soup

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #easy, #cheesy, #hearty

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