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German Potato Cheese Soup Recipe

German Potato Cheese Soup

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"A rather rich soup, but very delicious. It contains three types of cheese - Cheddar, Swiss, and processed cheese food."

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  1. In a large stock pot, combine water, chicken broth, chicken soup base, black pepper, carrots, diced potatoes, and onions. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat. Simmer 15 minutes, or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add celery and red bell pepper, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Gradually add mayonnaise to hot soup, whisking until smooth. Reduce heat to medium low. Gradually stir in processed cheese, sharp Cheddar cheese, and Swiss cheese; continue stirring until cheese melts, about 5 minutes.
  4. Mix in potato flakes. Remove from heat, and let sit for 15 minutes before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 05, 2013

I was looking for a potato cheese soup recipe that I could use here where I live-- in Germany-- because cheddar cheese is almost nonexistant here. I live in middle Bavaria and none of the shops around here have it, not even the cheese shops.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 12, 2009

There is nothing German about this soup except that maybe it was made by someone that is of german descendant. If you must, call it American/European Cheezy Potato Soup

Nov 21, 2005

I LOVE this recipe! I find that it tastes better with only two tablespoons of fat free mayo and broccoli added. Everytime I've made it this way people have raved! Thanks for this GREAT treat!

Jun 14, 2005

I havent tried this recipe yet but to reply to the reviewer from middle bavaria, I also live in middle bavaria (regensburg) and I was about to make the same comment about callling a recipe german that calls for swiss cheese, but you beat me to it. However the point of my comment is this, if you are looking for cheddar go to the closest kaufland and head for the cheese counter- it does exist here, it just takes going to a giant discount supermarket to find it (I've never found it in netto but ours is small, and a bigger aldi might have it too).

Jul 15, 2003

Delicious soup and worth the time of cutting up the vegetables!!! We will definetly keep this one on our menu!

Oct 15, 2010

Yummy and easy!

Oct 12, 2006

The taste of this soup is very good with the vegetable combination. I like the idea of thickening the soup with instant potato flakes. But cheddar is not an ideal melting cheese in soup, it clumps making the soup unappealing..and the greasy yellow layer on the surface of the soup. I will make this again but use only the loaf cheese, cube up a 2lb box. Leave out the swiss and cheddar.

Feb 18, 2006

We got snowed in today and this made a HUGE pot of soup that we were able to share with our neighbors. I replaced the celery (because I am not a fan) with broccoli and the swiss cheese with shredded asiago. I added about 12 oz of velveeta cheese, because I felt it needed to be a little thicker and I definitely needed to add salt. I also added some turkey bacon for a little flair. Dee-lish!!


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  • Calories
  • 327 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 32 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 22.4 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 11.6 g
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 1377 mg
  • 55%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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