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A vegetarian soup recipe that is filling! Cook up this easy potato soup recipe and you'll be eating creamy potato cheese soup in less than an hour! | Tiny Kitchen Cuisine | http://tiny.kitchen

Potato Cheese Soup

A vegetarian soup recipe that is filling! Cook up this easy potato soup recipe and you’ll be eating creamy potato cheese soup in less than an hour!
INGREDIENTS AT A GLANCE
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tbsp vegetable bouillon
  • 4 medium-sized potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 medium-sized onion diced
  • 1 stalk celery diced
  • 1 jalapeño chopped (optional)
  • 2 cups half and half (or milk)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 tsp rosemary crushed
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flake (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch chives
Total Time:
45 minutes
Serves:
6 people

A vegetarian soup recipe that is filling! Cook up this easy potato soup recipe and you'll be eating creamy potato cheese soup in less than an hour! | Tiny Kitchen Cuisine | http://tiny.kitchen Potato Cheese Soup is awesome. As far as I’m concerned, it’s a concentrated bowl filled of comfort food. You get full, you eat cheese, you get a lot of great nutrients, it’s creamy, and (depending on how you make it) it can be spicy. Plus it’s so cheap to cook!

Seriously, some days you just need a nice warm bowl of soup to take the chill away. This potato cheese soup is the one to make. When you cook up this easy potato soup recipe and you’ll be eating creamy potato cheese soup in less than an hour!

Finally, a vegetarian soup recipe that is filling!

I’m not a vegetarian, but I usually eat like one at home. I’ve found that most vegetarian recipes lack the ability to give you that “full” feeling when you’re done eating. It’s like Chinese food! It makes sense, you’re just gobbling up vegetables and those are usually pretty quick to digest. But sometimes you just want to feel full and this recipe will do just that!

There are a number of ways to make Potato Cheese Soup. Here, I am focusing on using simple vegetarian ingredients. But, if you’re not a vegetarian, you can easily replace the vegetable broth with chicken broth. Chicken broth will give the soup a slightly heartier flavor. I don’t think it makes that much of a difference, but maybe you do. Additionally, you can also top your soup with some bacon crumbles along with the chives. Loaded potato soup, anyone?

In our tiny kitchen, we swear by the Better Than Bouillon brand vegetable bouillon paste. It comes in tiny jars that store easily in our fridge, there are a variety of different flavors, and there isn’t a whole lot of junky ingredients. Maybe you want to make this recipe without bouillon though. No problem! Just substitute the bouillon and water portions of this recipe with 1 quart of vegetable broth (homemade or store-bought).

Some like it hot!

Because this recipe is my go-to “I’m so cold!” food, I personally like to bump up the spice levels. When preparing the vegetables, I chop up a jalapeño and add it along with some extra red pepper flake. As the soup cooks, the spiciness will permeate all of the vegetables which gives it an extra boost to its belly-warming powers.

You might not be able to handle the kind of heat that I can. Did I mention I used to participate regularly in spicy food eating contests? I did. I’m a proud pepperhead.

Tone it down a bit if you prefer by omitting the chopped jalapeño and red pepper flake. You won’t lose much in terms of flavor, but you will spare a sensitive mouth.

A vegetarian soup recipe that is filling! Cook up this easy potato soup recipe and you'll be eating creamy potato cheese soup in less than an hour! | Tiny Kitchen Cuisine | http://tiny.kitchen

Potato Cheese Soup

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Serves 6 people

Ingredients  

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tbsp vegetable bouillon
  • 4 medium-sized potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 medium-sized onion diced
  • 1 stalk celery diced
  • 1 jalapeño chopped (optional)
  • 2 cups half and half (or milk)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 tsp rosemary crushed
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flake (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch chives

Instructions

  • Put the broth into a pot and put over medium heat.
  • Add the diced the onions, celery, and potatoes to the broth.
  • Add rosemary, thyme, salt, pepper, and (optional) red pepper flake.
  • Cover and cook until the potatoes are soft—about 20 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Gently mash the potatoes in the pot with a potato masher for a creamier texture.
  • Stir in the half and half then stir in the cheddar cheese.
  • Serve topped with chives.
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Tried this recipe?Let me know how it was!
Cooking Potato Cheese Soup In A Tiny Kitchen

This vegetarian soup is super easy to make and it only requires a little bit of cooking on your stovetop. Washing the potatoes requires a significant amount of water to get them nice and clean. Use a bowl to catch the water and you can reduce your water usage quite a bit. If you’re in a tiny house or RV, you can also reuse the wash water later for your black tanks.

You can store this soup covered in your refrigerator for up to 3 days. When you want to reheat it, just stir in a splash of extra milk or half and half. I don’t recommend freezing it as the dairy content tends to get funky when frozen.

As for dishes, you will need to wash a pot, cutting board, knife, cheese grater, potato masher, ladle, a few bowls and some spoons. It may sound like a long list, but most of those items are small and clean up is not messy. Not bad for such a filling meal!

That’s it!

Give this recipe for Potato Cheese Soup a shot and let me know what you think. Don’t forget to come back and give me your rating. If you have any questions or find other substitutions that are yummy, feel free to add those in your comments! As always, if you like this recipe, please share on social media so other people know about it too.
First Published On: April 25, 2017
Last Modified On: November 30, 2023
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