I found this recipe in a Gooseberry Patch book and tried it this week for the first time. It is very good and very rich. The next time I serve it, I will only serve it as a side with something else less rich and less salty rather than making it the main item of the meal.
A few tweaks I made/will make… I will add more carrots. It did not take 30 minutes to heat. I heated it for only about 15 minutes since I did not want the vegetables to be mush. It also took less than 15 minutes to heat through and melt the cheese.
Rich Cheese Soup
- 2 stalks of celery, chopped
- 2 carrots, sliced
- 3 green onions, chopped
- 1/2 stick butter
- 2-10 & 1/2 oz. cans chicken broth
- 2-10 & 3/4 oz. cans cream of potato soup
- 8 oz. Velveeta, cubed
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 8 oz. sour cream
- In a large stockpot, saute celery, carrots, and onions in butter. Add chicken broth and potato soup; heat for 30 minutes over medium heat.
- Blend in cheese, salt, pepper and sour cream. Simmer for an additional 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Makes 8-10 servings
(Sallie’s note: These would be small side servings, not meal-sized portions.)
If you need forms and printables to help you with your meal planning, don’t miss these I created:
About Sallie’s Favorite Comfort Food Recipes
These are recipes I have enjoyed throughout my life – as a child, as a young woman, and now as a wife and mom. I am sharing them because they taste good and are relatively easy to make. They only require basic ingredients that most women will be able to easily find and afford. I encourage you to use the best ingredients your can afford for the best results. It really does make a tremendous difference in the quality of the final product.
For example, I only use King Arthur Unbleached Flour for regular baking. After some inexplicable failed results at long-time favorites, I no longer use store brand butter for any baking. I only use Land O’Lakes. The difference is substantial and can mean the difference between a high quality end product and a mess.
And, please, if you do try one of my recipes and like it, come back and let me know in a comment. I truly do appreciate it when people do so!
Categories: Sallie’s Favorite Comfort Food Recipes