Recipe by Starsha
"A spicy and delicious soup given to me by my mother. She got the recipe from a friend who grew up in Louisiana. To save effort, a bag of hash brown potatoes may be substituted for the shredded potatoes. You may also add some crumbled up bacon to the soup. Add more or less potatoes depending on your soup preferences. Also, add cornstarch if soup is not as thick as you desire it to be. Great served with bread."
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1 (1 pound) loaf
processed cheese food (such as Velveeta®), cubed
chopped onion, or to taste
chopped fresh parsley
ground black pepper
Cajun seasoning blend (such as Tony Chachere's®)
I love making this recipe! I serve with garlic cheese bread. For some reason the recipe was not printed correctly... I boil the water and seasonings, then add the potatoes and allow to boil a few minutes before I add the processed cheese. Otherwise the cheese tends to burn and stick to the bottom of the pan. Cook on low once the cheese is added. I also wanted to note that the recipe says to use one block of cheese... If you purchase the regular sized block of Velveeta, then you actually only use 1/2 the block (1 lb) of cheese. They do have smaller 1 lb blocks of cheese you can buy as well.
Made as written and I found it bland. I added after garlic powder, hot sauce, carrots, celery, corn, chicken and some other spices. Thickend it up with some cornstarch.
Very tasty and easy-to-make comfort food. I used a 20 ounce bag of "Simply Potatoes Southwest Style Hash Browns" as the shredded potatoes because I had some on hand that I needed to use. And since the soup now had a "southwestern" flavor going, I eliminated the Cajun seasoning and instead just added a few shakes of Tabasco sauce and left everything else the same as the recipe called for. This was a hit with my family, even my picky teenager, who told me that the next time she has a sore throat, she wants me to make this comforting soup for her--if not several times before then!
I really liked this. I was surprised that it was as substantial as it was, since it was made with water rather than milk. It is a very good base for additions to it, which adds interest. Plus, it's far lower in calories than other recipes I found, and it's so easy to make! Thank you for posting.
This was super easy, super quick, super GOOD! I have a few variations though. Do NOT add any additional salt, the bouillon cubes, and Velveeta cheese add more than enough! In fact, the next time I make it, I will use 3 cubes instead of 4. I bought 2% Milk Velveeta cheese. It's 1/3 less fat, and adds a milk creaminess I like. If you add this kind Velveeta, do NOT let your soup boil. It will curdle. If your soup isn't thick enough, like mine wasn't, add flour/water mixture, and sour cream. Gave a great addl. flavor. I also used the hash brown shredded potatoes. perfect, so much less work! You can add so many things to this soup, I'm thinking broccoli would be a good addition too.
This was really tasty, I loved the flavor, I halved the recipe and made enough for about 4 people, I think next time I may just cube the potatoes for more texture....I loved this , something different without a lot of effort....Thanks
Not great. Kind of bland.
very good! Family loved it. Even my 3 year old who will not eat potatoes ate a bowl full.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Potato (Velveeta(R)) Cheese Soup
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 129
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