Simple Potato Cheese Soup

Linda Dalton


This soup is so simple and can be made on a weeknight after work with no problem. Plus it's lower in calories due to the reduced fat cheese, turkey bacon and no fat chicken broth. Get ready to eat, because it's really a quick fix!

★★★★★ 5 votes
Stove Top


4 slice
turkey bacon
1 tsp
canola oil
1 medium
onion diced
1 tsp
old bay seasoning
russet potatoes peeled and chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
1 can(s)
14.5 oz chicken broth, no fat, low sodium
1 can(s)
14.5 oz water
8 oz
low fat velveeta cheese chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
1 tsp
garlic powder
1 tsp
kosher salt
1/4 tsp
freshly ground pepper
toasted bread for garnish

How to Make Simple Potato Cheese Soup


  • 1Brown bacon in fry pan until crisp. Drain on paper towels and chop into bite size pieces.
  • 2With whatever fat is left in the pan, saute onions and Old Bay on medium low heat. I am always disappointed in how little fat my turkey bacon gives off, so I add a bit of canola oil. When softened and flavorful, remove from heat and set aside.
  • 3Now it's time to cook the potatoes. Place potatoes in cold water and bring to simmer in small to medium pot. Cook potatoes on low simmer for about 15 minutes.
  • 4Drain potatoes, set aside and get ready to make the soup. In large to medium soup pot add stock, water and onions. Now add potatoes and bring to simmer. Add cheese, half the chopped bacon, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Stir until cheese is melted and soup is hot. Serve with toasted bread and remaining bacon.

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About Simple Potato Cheese Soup

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy