Cheesy Potato Soup is filled with hearty vegetables, potatoes, and lots of cheese! This cheesy potato chowder is a great soup to chow down on during cold winter nights. It's warm, it's easy to make, and it's so delicious. This cheesy potato soup recipe is perfect!

Cheesy Potato Soup Recipe

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese soup, cheesy potato soup, potato chowder, potato soup recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 301kcal
Author: Becky Hardin - The Cookie Rookie
Cheesy Potato Soup is filled with hearty vegetables, potatoes, and lots of cheese! This cheesy potato chowder is a great soup to chow down on during cold winter nights. It's warm, it's easy to make, and it's so delicious. This cheesy potato soup recipe is perfect!
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • ½ cup diced yellow onion
  • ½ cup diced green peppers
  • ½ cup diced sweet bell peppers
  • ½ cup diced fennel
  • 1 medium diced jalapeno peppers optional
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 6 cups unsalted chicken broth
  • 2 cups diced peeled Yukon Gold potatoes
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground white or black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup 4 ounces shredded sharp Cheddar
  • ½ cup 2 ounces shredded Gruyére or Swiss cheese

Instructions

  • In a large Dutch oven, heat oil and butter over MEDIUM heat.
  • Add carrots, onion, green peppers, bell peppers, fennel and jalapeno peppers, and cook the vegetables, 5-7 minutes, or until tender and fragrant.
  • Sprinkle flour over the vegetables and stir. Cook another 30 seconds, while stirring.
  • Add the chicken broth and potatoes; stir well.
  • Bring the soup to a boil, and reduce heat to MEDIUM-LOW.
  • Simmer the soup, uncovered, 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • Reduce heat to LOW; add salt, ground pepper, nutmeg and milk. Stirring often, cook an additional 5 minutes.
  • Add shredded cheese and stir until the cheese melts.
  • Serve with toasty slices of French or Italian bread.
  • Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 944mg | Potassium: 417mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 88.2% | Vitamin C: 37.4% | Calcium: 27.2% | Iron: 6.4%