Amazing Potato Soup Recipe :-)

My friend, Kim (formerly author of the blog “My Journey”) has a new blog called “Kim and Her Coffee,” and today she is hosting a soup recipe collection. I love soups – they are easy and filling and are perfect for busy days. Some time ago I posted my very favorite soup recipe -Zesty Potato – and it’s such an easy and tasty soup, that I thought I would post it again. (And honestly – I’m in a recipe rut – so I’m in need of new soups – which I’m hoping to find through Kim’s blog today.)

Zesty Potato Soup
(Makes 1 large stock pot)
((And for those of you near an Aldi – all soup ingredients can be purchased there for much less money. Yeah!))

7 cans of small peeled potatoes (don’t drain)
1 envelope onion soup mix
Salt, pepper, minced garlic to taste
3 chicken bullion cubes (dissolved in 1/3 c. water)
1 can of evaporated milk
1 stick of butter
2 lbs. of “Velveeta” type of cheese

Combine potatoes, onion soup mix and seasonings in large stock pot and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes (or until potatoes are tender). Remove from heat. Do not drain. Mash potatoes in liquid until almost smooth. Add remaining ingredients. Stir until cheese is melted.

Soup is ready to serve, or may be kept on low in a crock pot for several hours. Add water if soup is too thick, and add mashed potato flakes if soup is too thin.

Optional: add a can of green chilies, OR several cans of sliced mushrooms along with the cheese.

Delicious served with shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, green onions, and bacon bits.

This is such a favorite soup because everything needed to make it can be kept on hand in the pantry. It’s an easy “fall back” meal for any time, and it’s good enough to take to someone else as a ministry meal, or to serve to company. Hope you enjoy it too.

Check out the other recipe links today at Kim and Her Coffee.

Happy Wednesday to you all. 🙂

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  1. I posted about this soup today on my craft blog! It is yummy!!!

  2. I followed the theme of your blog- Smelling Coffee and arrived here.

    I am so glad to be here. I enjoyed reading your posts, also some older ones.

    Will be back to visit again soon!


    from One Day at a Time/ Reflections

  3. HI Jennifer,
    Made this recipe from your previous post, only just put one lb. of Velveeta, my husband and I love it!! It is so quick and easy! Thanks for the recipe! Love you!!


  4. Hi everyone~ I’m answering A Stone Gatherer’s question. This makes “a lot”. I don’t know exactly how much. I kind of made up the recipe and have never estimated how many it will serve. But I would say at least 10 people. Hope that helps. 🙂

  5. That sounds delicious! I love potato soup! How many does it serve? It seems like alot.

  6. Hi Jen… What a great recipe… I must have missed it before but I didn’t this time… It is now in my recipe archives… I too collect recipes and have hundreds of cookbooks… LOVE to cook and love new recipes… I posted an easy Clam Chowder before and I hope you got that… If not let me know I will send it to you…


  7. Oh yum! Your recipe sounds delicious! So glad to see your post. I always look forward to reading your blog! Please drop by when you can, I am having a give a way and it will close on Thursday night. :o)
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

  8. Yum! I have to admit I’m not usually a big fan of soups, but this one sounds really good and like something I could do. Thanks for posting!

  9. Good morning dear one..I was thinking of you as I woke up this morning…your chili was making my cottage smell sooo good. Yep, I made your chili last night and I just tasted it and it is so dang good, i can’t stand it. My family thinks I can really make that chili now and, even tho I have given them all the recipe, they wait for me to cook it. Haha..again, thanks for the recipe.
    NOW, to the store for ingredients for this awesome sounding P. soup. Bet it will be another family favorite….just like your chili.
    hugs, bj

  10. Oh..this sounds delicious! I love potatoe soup…yum!
    -sandy toe

  11. Hi Jennifer-Thanks for sharing your recipe. Potato soup is my favorite. My recipe today is also potato but very different from yours so I look forward to giving this one a try. No velveeta in the UK but I’ll come up with a substitute. I bring packets of onion soup mix back with me when I make trips to the states…I use them in lots of recipes so I do always have those on hand.

    I enjoyed looking around your blog. I especially liked your Valentine post.

    Have a great day…Joyce

  12. Loving you blog 🙂 I’ve got one at and I hope you can visit there with us.
    Joshua 1:9

  13. Kim... and Her Coffee says:

    Jen, I’m so glad you could participate in this! I’m in a total recipe rut and this will be a great way to get us out!!! Your recipe sounds so good and easy. Can’t wait to try it. Have a terrific day my Friend.