Brenda's Potato Soup

Deborah Frushon


My best friend, Brenda, makes the most amazing potato soup. It is comfort food at it's best! My family loves it!


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4 c
potato, diced
1 lb
1 medium
1/2 c
1/2 c
butter, as needed
1/2 c
8 c
2 lb
velveeta cheese
1/2 c
carrots, shredded

How to Make Brenda's Potato Soup


  • 1Placed diced potatoes into dutch oven and cover with water. Boil until just tender enough to poke with a fork. Drain and set aside in colander.
  • 2Fry bacon. Remove from pan.
  • 3Dice onion and celery and saute in bacon grease until tender. Remove and set aside.
  • 4Add enough butter to bacon grease to make 8 Tablespoons of total fat. Add 1/2 cup flour and make a rue.
  • 5Add 8 cups milk a little at a time and thicken.
  • 6Add 1 1/2 pounds to 2 pounds of Velveeta and stir until melted.
  • 7Add bacon, onions and celery plus grease left in bowl.
  • 8Microwave shredded carrots with a little water in them to soften. Add to soup mixture.
  • 9Add potatoes and 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese. Heat thoroughly, stirring frequently.

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About Brenda's Potato Soup

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #potato, #soup

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