Lula's Recipes

Cheesy Potato Soup

I am not a fan of regular potato soup, but when Artie Davis made this cheesy potato soup years ago….I was hooked! We introduced a similar version to our children and they love it!

 

 

What Do I Need?

  • Stove
  • 8qt. Stockpot
  • Sauce Pan
  • Griddle or Skillet (for frying bacon)
  • Measuring spoons / cups
  • Stirring Utensils
  • Ingredients (see below)

What Are My Ingredients?

  • 1 5lb bag potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 lb bacon, crumbled
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup bacon grease
  • 1 2lb block Velveeta cheese block
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • chives

How Do I Prepare It?

  • In a stockpot filled with water (allow enough room for potatoes to float freely as they boil), boil cubed potatoes for 20 minutes over high heat. Do not drain potatoes.
  • As potatoes are boiling, fry bacon on the griddle or in a skillet, preserving bacon grease.
  • Set aside bacon to crumble and use as a garnish in potato soup.
  • Pour bacon grease into stockpot with potatoes.
  • In saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  • Whisk in flour, stirring constantly.
  • Gradually stir in milk. Cook until mixture boils and thickens, stirring constantly.
  • Reduce potatoes to medium heat, pour milk mixture into potatoes, stir until combined.
  • Cut cheese block into chunks and add to potato soup mixture.
  • Add salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Let cook until you get the consistency you want, stirring constantly.