Creamy Cheddar Potato Soup

    1 hour

    This is a lusciously thick and creamy potato soup. Cooked potatoes are added to a white soup base, with grated Cheddar cheese and soured cream. Garnish with crumbled bacon, if desired.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 8 potatoes, peeled and cubed
    • 115g butter
    • 60g plain flour
    • 2 litres milk
    • 4 tablespoons chopped onion
    • 225ml soured cream
    • 60g grated Cheddar cheese
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Place cubed potatoes into a glass dish and cook in the microwave oven for 7 to 10 minutes or until soft.
    2. While the potatoes are cooking, melt the butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Whisk in flour until smooth, then gradually stir in the milk. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat to medium and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes or until slightly thickened.
    3. Stir in the potatoes and onion and cook for 5 more minutes. Stir in the soured cream and Cheddar cheese until melted and well blended. Season with salt and pepper.

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    I absolutely love this soup. It turned out perfect. To the person who posted about the soup being gritty, it's because the potatoes were over cooked. The only time that ever happens is if the potatoes to cooked for to long. They still need to be slightly firm. Another review about the sour cream seperating. If your flour, butter and milk becomes to hot and then you add cold sour cream to it you can curdle it and that can cause seperation. Food for thought. Delicious soup.  -  01 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    We loved this soup. I noticed too that it wasn't as thick as I like potato soup so I added a little cornstach/water mixture and that helped. I did not have onions on hand but I did have green onions so I added those to the potatoes and had them boil with the potatoes( I boiled the potatoes instead of microwaving them), because I do not like crunchy onions in my soup. But it really did taste like a baked potato. I topped it with crumbled bacon and extra cheese. We will be making this allot for those cold winter nights. It is a great comfort food!  -  09 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This didn't work out for me at all-I followed the recipe to a T and the consistency of the soup was gritty.  -  21 May 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)