Recipe For Potato Soup With Cheese

My mom put Potato Soup on the dinner table at least once a week while I was growing up. Simple with ingredients, and so big on flavor, it’s definitely towards the top of my comfort food list. I make it on a regular basis also, but never seem to think it taskes as good as what she made. Probably just a childhood memory playing tricks on me, since I make it exactly like she did.

Not really a recipe, she would just peel and small cube four medium potatoes. Place them in a saucepan with just enough water to cover. Add about one half onion which has been finely chopped. Salt and pepper and simmer until potatoes are just cooked through. Add two tablespoons butter and about two cups milk. Heat until butter is melted and milk is steaming. Serve with Saltine crackers. That’s all there was to it.

Now and then I like to make this fancier version using Camembert and cottage cheese. It also comes with a high falutin’ name, Potage Creme de Fromage. Let’s take a look at this creamier recipe for potato soup with cheese.

Potage Creme de Fromage
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
  • 2 T. butter
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 2-3 medium potatoes, peeled and small chopped
  • ¼ C. all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • ⅔ C. milk
  • 4 ounces Camembert cheese, rind removed
  • ½ cup cottage cheese, drained
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan. Gently cook onion and celery in butter for 5 minutes. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute. Place chopped potatoes in pan. Gradually stir in stock and milk. Bring to a simmer and cook 15 minutes. (or until potatoes are tender) Cut cheese in small pieces. Add cheese and cottage cheese to soup. Stir 2 - 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  2. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with chives.

Potage Creme de Fromage…It’s What’s for Dinner.

This recipe has been sent over to paradise, Kahakai Kitchen, for Deb in Hawaii’s Souper Sunday (soup, salad, sammies)

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  1. says

    My mom also made potato soup all of the time and passed that tradition on to me. When the cupboard is bare, this is my go to supper. I love your “high falutin'” version.

  2. says

    I love recipes that bring back great childhood memories of our mother’s cooking and home. My mother never made potato soup but I certainly do enjoy it now! It looks delish!

  3. says

    The French name makes it sound much more elegant. While you were considering a search party for me, with four posts in a week from you, I’m concerned someone has hijacked your blog :-).

  4. says

    Love, love, love potato soup! It’s in the top 10 comfort foods for me. Dana does it with Swiss cheese, but I like the idea of cottage cheese and Camembert. I sometimes add a bit of bacon. (omg) Lovely photo with the white on white on white.

  5. says

    Potato soup is one of my favorites too although my mom didn’t make it a lot when I was a kid. It’s something I’ve grown attached to as an adult.

  6. says

    Potato soup was a regular in my house growing up also. We always finished it with a pat of butter. I love the camembert in this, potatoes and cheese, ultimate comfort food.

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